In April, the country imports made Uncle San is cut drastically as domestic demand weakens. Well, the decline of the import rate is offset a decline in exports that occurred for the first time in five months .
Meanwhile , April exports down 11.1 % , due to the deepening crisis in the euro zone hit demand for goods . All exports of goods ranging from commercial airliners to machinery factory was dimmed .
Thus , the trade deficit receded 4.9 % to U.S. $ 50.1 billion in April. Meanwhile, the total trade deficit so far this year reached U.S. $ 603 billion , or 7.7 % higher than last year .
On the other hand , in the first quarter and then , U.S. economic growth revised down to 1.9 % . " With the euro zone crisis that still continues in the future , U.S. exports to the euro zone will tend to fall even further , " said Paul Dales , senior economist at Capital Economics.(Kontan.co.id)