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martes, 27 de agosto de 2013

June U.S. trade deficit sinks 22% to $34.2 billion

WASHINGTON (MarketWatch)
The U.S. trade deficit shrank in June by 22.4% to $34.2 billion to mark the smallest gap since fall 2009, a decline likely to give a boost to the nation's 1.7% growth figure for the second quarter when it's revised at the end of the month
A smaller deficit is a positive for gross domestic product
Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had forecast the deficit to fall to $43 billion
What's more, the trade gap for May was also revised a touch lower to $44.1 billion from $45.0 billion, the Commerce Department said
The Sharp narrowing of the trade gap reflected higher exports and lower imports
Imports decreased by 2.5% in June to a seasonally adjusted $225.4 billion, while exports rose 2.2% to $191.2 billion
The U.S. exported more oil, chemicals, jetliners and jewelry and imported less oil, cell phones and industrial supplies
The trade deficit with Europe declined to $6.74 billion in June from $12.36 billion in May on an unadjusted basis, mainly because the U.S. imported fewer goods and services from that región

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