WASHINGTON — The U.S. international trade deficit was $48.7 billion in November, a 15.8% increase from the revised $42.1 billion deficit in October, originally reported as $42.2 billion, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

The November deficit was larger than the median $41.3 billion figure estimated by economists polled by Thomson Reuters, and resulted from total exports of $182.6 billion and imports of $231.3 billion.

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