U.S. trade deficit rises to near six-year high in November


WASHINGTON, Jan. 5 (Xinhua) — U.S. trade deficit increased to near six-year high in November 2017, as the imports grew more rapidly.

The deficit in goods and services trade rose 3.2 percent to 50.5 billion U.S. dollars in November, the highest level since January 2012, according to data released by the Commerce Department on Friday.

Exports rose 4.4 billion dollars from October to 200.2 billion dollars in November, while imports went up six billion dollars to 250.7 billion dollars.