WASHINGTON — The U.S. current account deficit rose to $106.1 billion in the first quarter of 2013 from a revised $102.3 billion deficit in the fourth quarter of 2012, originally reported as $110.4 billion, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

The deficit was below the median $109.4 billion estimate of economists polled by Thomson Reuters and represented 2.7% of gross domestic product in the first quarter. The deficit represented 2.6% of GDP in the fourth quarter of 2012.

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