U.S. trade gap narrows to eight-month low on plane exports

THE U.S.TRADE deficit in goods and services declined to $49.4 billion in February. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TIM RUE
THE U.S.TRADE deficit in goods and services declined to $49.4 billion in February. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TIM RUE
NEW YORK – The United States trade deficit unexpectedly narrowed to an eight-month low in February on a surge in civilian aircraft exports, which may come under pressure after the grounding of Boeing Co.’s 737 Max planes. The deficit in goods and services declined to $49.4 billion from $51.1 billion, reflecting a 1.1 percent rise…

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