Agencia EFEApril 3, 2014 14:18
Washington, Apr 3 (EFE).- The United States' trade deficit rose 7.7 percent in February to $42.3 billion, the Commerce Department said Thursday.
Exports decreased by 1.1 percent that month to $190.4 billion, while imports inched up 0.4 percent to $232.7 billion.
The U.S. trade deficit totaled $81.6 billion for the year's first two months, compared with an $85.4 billion deficit in the same period of 2013.
February's trade deficit was the highest in five months and largely the reflects the lower value of oil, commercial aircraft and industrial supplies exports.