United States trade deficit reaches all time high
Wednesday, January 12, 2005
The United States Government reported the largest trade deficit in its history today, totalling $60.3 billion for the month of November.
The Commerce Department reported a rise of 7.7% from the previous month, in an announcement that had taken economists and analysts by surprise. The reading had been expected to fall to $54 billion, following a softening in oil prices.
The trade deficit through November totaled $561.3 billion, far above the previous annual record of $496.5 billion set in 2003, and put the country on track to record a trade imbalance topping $610 billion when the December figures are added.
- "TRADE DEFICIT" — , January 12, 2005