Data on the Goods Trade Balance is due at 03:30 pm (GMT 2) in the US. According to forecasts, in January the figure amounted to -61.1 billion, against -61.5 billion USD for the previous month. The Goods Trade Balance represents the difference between imports and exports of goods for a certain period and is published few days before the Trade Balance is out. A positive reading indicates a balance surplus and strengthens the USD. A negative reading represents a balance deficit and weakens the USD.