February Balance of Trade at $1.72-Billion Deficit

Balance of trade remained at a deficit of $1.728 billion in February, wider than the $1.104-billion trade deficit posted during the same month last year. Imports jumped 20.3 percent to $6.511 billion from $5.414 billion last year to post seven consecutive months of growth. Exports rose for the third straight month, climbing 11 percent to $4.782 billion from $4.31 billion a year ago…

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