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The U.S. Commerce Department released on Tuesday the trade data. The U.S. trade deficit widened to $43.03 billion in September from a deficit of $40.0 in August. August's figure was revised up from a deficit of $40.1 billion.
The increase of the trade deficit was driven by exports that fell 1.5% in September. Exports reached the lowest level since April 2014.
Exports to the European Union declined 6.5% in September. Exports to China fell 3.2%, while exports to Japan dropped 14.7%.
Imports were unchanged in September.
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