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U.S. trade deficit widens less than anticipated in December

The U.S. Commerce Department reported on Tuesday that the U.S. goods and services trade deficit widened by 10.5 percent to $67.4 billion in December compared to a revised $61.0 billion (from $61.5 billion) in November.  Economists had predicted a gap of $68.5 billion for December.

According to the report, the December advance in the goods and services deficit reflected a raise in the goods deficit of $7.4 billion to $90.6 billion and a gain in the services surplus of $1.0 billion to $23.2 billion.

Overall, exports of goods and services from the U.S. fell 0.9 percent m-o-m to $250.2 billion in December, while imports increased 1.3 percent m-o-m to $317.6 billion.

For the full 2022, the goods and services deficit surged 12.2 percent from 2021. Exports jumped 17.7 percent, while imports climbed 16.3 percent.

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