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The United States of America's Economy and International Trade at a Glance : 
    
  1. Gross domestic product of USA is 15.6 trillion US dollars in year 2013. This makes the US economy largest economy in the world. 
  2. USA is the world's biggest importer with  2.31 trillion US dollars volume and 3rd biggest exporter with 1.49 trillion US dollars volume in year 2013.  
  3. US Dollar is the main reserve currency in today's economic system. Most of the international trade transactions are handled by US Dollar. For example when you buy a 20ft container of textile from China you most probably pay by US dollars whichever country you may locate.  
  4. USA is one of the least risky countries in the world in terms of financial, economic and politic stability factors. 
  5. Most of the big global companies are originated from USA. 
  6. Although USA has s strong and well established finance system, last global financial crises hit hard to US financial institutions. Even biggest US banks had to be rescued by US government as a result of unwanted effects of global financial crisis. 
  7. Trade deficit or, a trade gap, is one of the key problems in US economy. US has been covering its trade deficit by the help of direct foreign investment and borrowing for decades. As a result USA has a very high level of external debt stock at the moment. 

Biggest Banks in USA and their SWIFT Codes : 









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Capital
Washington, D.C.
Government
Federal presidential constitutional republic
Population
315,968,000
Gross domestic product, PPP
$15.653,00 billion
Currency
United States dollar ($) (USD)
International Tel. Code
+1
Bank Name
Assets(billion USD)
Swift Code(BIC)
JP Morgan Chase               
2,265.8
CHASUS33
Bank of America Corp.
2,136.6
BOFAUS3N
Citigroup Inc.
1,873.9
CITIUS33
Wells Fargo
1,313.9
WFBIUS6S
Goldman Sachs Group
923.7
GOLDUS33
Morgan Stanley
749.9
MSNYU33 
U.S. Bancorp
340.1
USBKUS44
HSBC North America Holdings Inc.
331.4
MRMDUS33