WASHINGTON - The U.S. international trade deficit was $42 billion in July, a 0.2% increase from the revised $41.9 billion deficit in June, originally reported as $42.9 billion, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.

The July deficit was smaller than the median $44.2 billion figure estimated by economists polled by Thomson Reuters, and resulted from total exports of $183.3 billion and imports of $225.3 billion.

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