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The U.S. trade deficit widened in September to a record $80.9 billion, driven by climbing demand for capital goods like computers and electric equipment and industrial supplies that have been soaring in cost as global supply chains remain snarled.

The deficit in trade of goods and services grew 11.2% in September, the Commerce Department said Thursday.

Imports rose by 0.6% to $288.5 billion, also a monthly record. Exports fell by 3% to $207.6 billion, as Americans shipped out fewer of the same industrial supplies and capital goods that are in high demand. Exports were also likely depressed by Hurricane Ida, which had struck Louisiana early in September and led to a temporary halt in oil production there.

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