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China accounts for $6.3 billion of the US’s new $8 billion trade shortfall

By David Yanofsky in China

The United States trade deficit increased $8 billion in April, to $40.3 billion. You can explore the new trade data, released today, in our interactive graphic.

China accounted for $6.3 billion, or more than three-quarters, of the increase in US trade deficit last month. Here’s a closer look at how US-China trade swung from March to April.