Agence France-PresseNovember 14, 2013 10:36
The US trade deficit increased sharply in September, to $41.8 billion, as imports swelled, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.
The increase in the trade gap was much larger than analysts expected, with the average estimate pegged at $39.1 billion.
The Commerce Department slightly downwardly revised the August trade deficit to $38.7 billion, previously estimated at $38.8 billion.
In September, US imports jumped $2.7 billion from the prior month to $230.7 billion.
Exports fell to $188.9 billion from $189.2 billion in August.