FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - United States goods and services trade with the rest of the world has posted a larger than expected deficit in April, as imports increased larger than exports, according to the US Commerce Department.

In April, the trade gap increased to $60.9 billion, up from $56.5 billion in March, revised up from the $58.21B trade deficit previously estimated. Exports increased $5.0 billion more than in March, while imports increased $9.4 billion.

The goods deficit increased by $4.5 billion in March to $72.9 billion, while the services surplus rose $0.1 billion to $12.0 billion.