US trade deficit rose to US$42.3B in February from US$39.3B in January as exports fell US$2B to US$190.4B, imports rose US$1B to US$232.7B: Dept. of Commerce

WASHINGTON , April 3, 2014 (press release) – Goods and Services

The U.S. Census Bureau and the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, through the Department of Commerce, announced today that total February exports of $190.4 billion and imports of $232.7 billion resulted in a goods and services deficit of $42.3 billion, up from $39.3 billion in January, revised. February exports were $2.0 billion less than January exports of $192.5 billion. February imports were $1.0 billion more than January imports of $231.7 billion.

In February, the goods deficit increased $2.2 billion from January to $61.7 billion, and the services surplus decreased $0.8 billion from January to $19.4 billion. Exports of goods decreased $2.0 billion to $131.7 billion, and imports of goods increased $0.2 billion to $193.4 billion. Exports of services were virtually unchanged at $58.7 billion, and imports of services increased $0.8 billion to $39.3 billion.

The goods and services deficit decreased $1.0 billion from February 2013 to February 2014. Exports were up $3.6 billion, or 1.9 percent, and imports were up $2.6 billion, or 1.1 percent.

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