Figures show rise in U.S./Canada trade

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OTTAWA, Ont. — July figures released September 17 show that U.S. trade with Canada for the year to date are up compared to last year.

Exports for the period totaled $98.3 billion, up 5.8 percent from a year ago, while imports were $129.0 billion, up 6.2 per cent, the CTA reports. The trade deficit was $52.7 billion (annual rate) thus far in 2003. This compares with $48.9 billion in the same period last year.

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