WASHINGTON - The U.S. international trade deficit was $48.7 billion for May, a 3.8% drop from the revised $50.6 billion deficit for April, originally reported as $50.1 billion, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday.

The May deficit was nearly right on the median $48.5 billion figure estimated by economists polled by Thomson Reuters, and resulted from total exports of $183.1 billion and imports of $231.8 billion.

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