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The US trade deficit increased 12.1% in May to $45 billion

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The US Census Bureau announced today that the US trade deficit increased $5 billion in May to $45 billion. The deficit widened on smaller exports of US consumer goods and larger imports of industrial materials, consumer goods, and automobiles.

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