WASHINGTON — The U.S. international trade deficit was $42.2 billion in October, a 4.9% increase from the revised $40.3 billion deficit in September, originally reported as $41.5 billion, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.

The October deficit was slightly smaller than the median $42.5 billion figure estimated by economists polled by Thomson Reuters, and resulted from total exports of $180.5 billion and imports of $222.8 billion.

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