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El déficit comercial de EUA alcanza máximo récord

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February 14, 2019 -- El déficit comercial de EUA se disparó en 2018 a un máximo en 10 años de $621.000 millones, a pesar de las promesas de reducción del presidente Donald Trump. El desequilibrio aumentó $119.000m en dos años de Trump en la presidencia

The Commerce Department reported that the gap between what the U.S. sells and what it buys from other countries jumped nearly 19% to $59.8 billion in December. That’s up from $50.3 billion in November.

The country’s surplus on services rose to $270 billion, from $255 billion in 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. However, the goods gap hit a record $891 billion, up from $807 in 2017, despite the imposition of tariffs on imports from China and on steel and aluminium from a range of countries.

During his presidential campaign, Trump pledged to eliminate both the trade and budget deficits, saying that imposing tariffs and renegotiating “disastrous” trade agreements would make the U.S. a net exporting nation.

The last time a U.S. president boasted a trade surplus was under the Republican administration of Gerald Ford in 1975 when U.S. exports exceeded imports by $12.4 billion.

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