The US commerce department data released today showed the trade deficit widened more than expected in January as exports dropped to 5-1/2 year low. The trade deficit increased 2.2% to $45.7 billion. December's trade deficit was revised up to $44.7 billion from the initial figure of $43.4 billion. Exports down for four straight months Exports of goods fell 3.3% to $116.9 billion, the lowest level since November 2010. Export of goods and services dropped 2.1%, the lowest since June 2011. Imports of goods fell 1.6% to $180.6 billion, also the lowest level since February 2011. For more information, read our latest forex news.