WASHINGTON--The U.S. trade deficit swelled unexpectedly in July, the government reported yesterday, prompting analysts to predict that the international sector will continue to restrain growth in the third quarter.

The U.S. trade deficit, counting both goods and services, surged to $11 billion in July from $9 billion in June, the Commerce Department reported. Analysts on average had expected a total of about $9.5 billion.

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