Agence France-PresseMarch 7, 2014 10:20
The US international trade deficit rose to $39.1 billion in January as imports increased more than exports, the Commerce Department said.
The December trade shortfall was larger than previously believed, at $39.0 billion, instead of the initial estimate of $38.7 billion, the department said.
The slight rise in the trade gap was unexpected. Analysts on average forecast it would shrink to $37.3 billion.
In January, the United States imported $231.6 billion in goods and services, an increase of $1.3 billion from December.