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The U.S. deficit in its foreign trade in goods and services rose by 19.4 % in November over the previous month and stood at $80.2 billion, the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reported Thursday.
The value of U.S. exports in November advanced by a timid 0.2% to $224.2 billion, while imports grew by 4.6% to $304.4 billion.
After registering a deficit of 67.2 billion dollars in October, analysts expected a negative balance of around 77 billion dollars in November.
In November, the trade deficit with China rose by $100 million to $28.4 billion.
In the cumulative first 11 months of 2021, the deficit grew by 28.6% compared to the same period last year.