Imports were up 6.96 per cent to $40.54 billionThe trade deficit in goods widened to $12.62 billion in February from $10.16 billion during the same period a year earlier, revised data released by the government on Monday showed. Merchandise exports rose 0.67% in February from a year earlier to $27.93 billion, while imports were up 6.96% to $40.54 billion, the data showed