The trade balance deficit of the United States is still up-directed.
According to the published report of the US Commerce Department, the trade balance had decreased by 6 billion 400 mln dollars, bringing the deficit to 51.83 billion dollars, while the analysts were predicting a downtrend only to the mark of 50 billion.
The deficit rising was provoked by a sharp springing of consumer goods import to the country, and the advancing volumes of imported means of production. A total volume of import expanded by 5.2%, and export added just 2.9%.
The experts did not pay much attention to the trade balance contraction and remained the second economic growth forecast at the same 1.9% level.
The national currency also did not really respond to the disappointing findings. The greenback lost 40 points versus the euro, but later on it had regained positions.