The goods deficit widened by $3.4 billion to $66.6 billion and the services surplus rose by $0.5 billion to $21.4 billion.
Total exports of goods and services declined 0.2 percent to $186.33 billion. Sales of goods decreased $0.7 billion to $122.4 billion in November: capital goods decreased $1.8 billion, to their lowest level since September 2011; civilian aircraft declined $1.3 billion while industrial supplies and materials increased $1.5 billion. Exports of services increased $0.3 billion to $63.5 billion, with financial services rose $0.2 billion and travel edged up $0.1 billion.
Total imports rose 1.1 percent to $231.0 billion, the highest level since August 2015. Imports of goods increased $2.7 billion to $189 billion: industrial supplies and materials increased $2.2 billion and crude oil went up $0.9 billion. Imports of services fell $0.3 billion to $42.1 billion: transport decreased $0.4 billion and travel decreased $0.2 billion.
Year-to-date, the goods and services deficit decreased $4.9 billion, or 1.1 percent, from the same period in 2015. Exports shrank $56.6 billion or 2.7 percent. Imports decreased $61.4 billion or 2.4 percent.