U.S. trade deficit in August rose to $59B

Oct. 13, 2005 at 9:33 AM
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WASHINGTON, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. trade deficit in August rose $1 billion to $59 billion, the Labor Department said Thursday.

The biggest deficit, nationally, was with China, where the United States posted an $18.5 billion deficit, up from July's $17.7 billion.

Total August exports from the United States were $108.2 billion and U.S. imports were $167.2 billion, resulting in a trade deficit slightly larger than July's $58 billion.

August exports were $1.8 billion more than July exports of $106.4 billion. August imports were $2.9 billion more than July imports of $164.3 billion.

The figures were largely in line with analysts' expectations.

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