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American oil boom shrinks trade deficit

Posted on 09 November 2012

America’s oil boom is pumping up exports and driving down the trade deficit. The U.S. trade gap narrowed by $2.3 billion in September, to $41.5 billion, the Commerce Department said Thursday. Oil accounted for more than three quarters of the change, with a $2.2 billion surge in oil exports easily offsetting a small increase in imports.
The one-month change doesn’t mean much — the deficit could widen again when October figures are released next month. But the longer-run trend is unmistakable: The U.S. is importing less oil and exporting more………………………………………..Full Article: Source

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