The US trade deficit hasn’t been this small in 8 months, but Boeing’s 737 Max problems suggest it may not last

The US trade deficit fell to an eight-month low in February. Civilian aircraft shipments led the 1.1% rise in overall exports. Commercial aircraft exports is likely to turn around as Boeing keeps deliveries of the 737 MAX planes indefinitely suspended following two deadly crashes.

The trade deficit the US holds with other countries unexpectedly narrowed in February, hitting its lowest level in eight months as shipments of civilian aircraft surged.

The gap between

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