1. Many people would be interested in this statistic. Some people who would be most interested would be politicians, the government, economists, citizens, and companies.
2. This statistic is collected by the US Census Bureau. Every Month.
3. In October, the nations international trade deficit in goods and services decreased from $44.6 billion in September to $38.7 billion. A trade deficit means that a country is importing more goods and services than they are exporting. This decrease in deficit is a good sign, considering in June the deficit increased by 18.8% to $49.9 billion.
The Trade Deficit Nightmare. August 14,2010. http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/archives/the-trade-deficit-nightmare
U.S. International Trade Data. December 10,2010. http://www.census.gov/indicator/www/ustrade.html
The Trade Deficit and Exchange Rates. http://economics.about.com/cs/analysis/a/trade_deficit.htm