U.S. goods-trade gap widens to $71.4B on import increase

THE UNITED STATES goods-trade gap grew to $71.4 billion from $70.9 billion in February, / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/QILAI SHEN
THE UNITED STATES goods-trade gap grew to $71.4 billion from $70.9 billion in February. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/QILAI SHEN
NEW YORK – America’s merchandise-trade deficit widened in March for the first time in three months as an increase in imports exceeded the rise in exports. The goods-trade gap grew to $71.4 billion from $70.9 billion in February, according to Commerce Department figures released on Friday, below economist estimates for the deficit to widen to…

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