Agencia EFEJune 5, 2013 16:39
Washington, Jun 4 (EFE).- The U.S. trade deficit rose 8.5 percent in April to $40.3 billion, the Commerce Department said Tuesday.
In March, according to revised figures, the trade deficit stood at $37.1 billion, compared to $38.82 billion calculated earlier.
The April number is slightly better than what had been predicted by analysts who had forecast that the trade deficit would rise to $41.5 billion.
The increase was due to the rise in imports, which grew by 2.4 percent to $227.7 billion, compared with exports, which grew just 1.2 percent to $187.4 billion.