According to figures released Friday, the US trade deficit for goods fell 7.3% to $84.3 billion in August.
The trade deficit (the difference between imported and exported commodities) fell $6.6 billion from $90.9 billion in July, according to a report from the Commerce Department’s Census Bureau.
The sum was expected to come in at $91.2 billion.
According to the data, goods exports totaled $168.9 billion in August, up $3.6 billion from the previous month.
Imports of products were around $253.1 billion last month, which was $3.1 billion less than July imports.