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August 07, 2018

U.S. international trade deficit increased to $46.3 billion in June

The U.S. Census Bureau announced that the country's goods and services deficit was $46.3 billion in June, up $3.2 billion from $43.2 billion in May.

June exports were $213.8 billion, $1.5 billion less than May exports. June imports were $260.2 billion, $1.6 billion more than May imports.

The June increase in the goods and services deficit reflected an increase in the goods deficit of $3.1 billion to $68.8 billion and a decrease in the services surplus of less than $0.1 billion to $22.5 billion.

The June figures show surpluses, in billions of dollars, with South and Central America ($3.3), Hong Kong ($2.5), Brazil ($0.8), United Kingdom ($0.4), and Singapore (less than $0.1).

Deficits were recorded, in billions of dollars, with China ($32.5), European Union ($12.8), Mexico ($6.7), Germany ($5.7), Japan ($5.6), Canada ($2.6), Italy ($2.2), OPEC ($1.8), India ($1.7), Taiwan ($1.4), South Korea ($1.3), Saudi Arabia ($0.8), and France ($0.7).