Tag: trade deficit

U.S. Trade Deficit Jumps 8.7 Percent to 10-Month High

The trade deficit increased because imports rose by $227.7 billion, while exports were up only $183.2 billion, with particularly sluggish oil and new-car exports. The trade gap with China hit its highest mark since last November, thanks to heavy imports of “Chinese-made computers, cell phones, and clothing,” per ABC News.