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January 12, 2018
U.S. international trade deficit up $1.6 billion in November
The U.S. Census Bureau announced that the country's goods and services trade deficit was $50.5 billion in November, up $1.6 billion from $48.9 billion in October.
November exports were $200.2 billion, $4.4 billion more than October exports. November imports were $250.7 billion, $6.0 billion more than October imports.
The November increase in the goods and services deficit reflected an increase in the goods deficit of $1.7 billion to $70.9 billion and an increase in the services surplus of $0.1 billion to $20.4 billion.
The November figures show surpluses, in billions of dollars, with Hong Kong ($2.8), South and Central America ($2.6), Singapore ($1.0), United Kingdom ($0.4), and Brazil ($0.3).
Deficits were recorded, in billions of dollars, with China ($33.5), European Union ($13.5), Mexico ($5.8), Japan ($5.8), Germany ($5.3), Italy ($2.8), India ($2.4), South Korea ($1.7), OPEC ($1.3), France ($1.3), Canada ($1.1), Taiwan ($0.9), and Saudi Arabia ($0.2).
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