U.S. trade increases 6.38 percent through August

U.S. trade with the world rose to $2.54 trillion through the first eight months of 2017, according to a WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

That’s a 6.38 percent increase over the same time period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 6.18 percent to $1.01 trillion and imports climbed 6.52 percent to $1.53 trillion. The overall trade deficit was $520.3 billion up compared to the same period last year, when the deficit was $485.45 billion. Read more

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