U.S. trade with China tumbled in Sept. after fresh tariffs

OVERALL U.S. trade deficit in goods and services shrank to a five-month low of $52.5 billion in September, despite U.S. exports to China dropping 10% to a five-month low. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ PATRICK T. FALLON
OVERALL U.S. trade deficit in goods and services shrank to a five-month low of $52.5 billion in September, despite U.S. exports to China dropping 10% to a five-month low. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ PATRICK T. FALLON
WASHINGTON – United States trade with China nosedived in September after President Donald Trump escalated the trade war with fresh tariffs on consumer items, deepening a slump for exporters on both sides of the Pacific. Merchandise imports from the Asian country fell 4.9% from the prior month to $37 billion, the lowest in more than…

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