Raw Data: The US Trade Deficit With China

Just in case you’re wondering, here is our total trade deficit with China over the past couple of decades, shown as a percentage of GDP:

Our trade deficit with China more than doubled between 2002 and 2007, but that was it. Since then it’s been dead flat. In 2018 it amounted to $380 billion.

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