October 2012 international trade deficit increased 4.9 percent from September, to $42.2 billion. Exports fell 3.6 percent, to $180.5 billion, and imports decreased 2.1 percent, to $222.8 billion.
U.S. Trade Balance is a monthly report, with revisions, by the Economics & Statistics Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, from data co-gathered by the Census Bureau and Bureau of Economic Analysis of the difference between the dollar value of exports and imports. Foreign trade is an important component of aggregate economic activity, representing a significant portion of gross domestic product.
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Chris Bryant is an American financial advisor.