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Question:

Which statement is best supported by the evidence in the graph?

A For the time period shown in the graph, the balance of trade deficit was the smallest in 2009.
Explaination

According to the graph, there was a balance of trade deficit in all years, making answers (The United States had a balance of trade surplus in all years shown in the graph) incorrect. The gap between imports and exports was smallest in 2009, making answer (For the time period shown in the graph, the balance of trade deficit was the smallest in 2009) correct and (With the recession in 2009, the U.S. balance of trade deficit increased) incorrect. International trade is the sum of imports and exports. In general, international trade increased during the time period shown in the graph, but in 2009 it decreased, making answer (U.S. international trade increased every year between 2003 and 2010) incorrect.