The U.S. Commerce Department's Census Bureau said Wednesday the trade deficit increased 5.1 percent to $64.3 billion.

The September data was revised to show the trade deficit rising to $61.2 billion from $61.5 billion in a previous reading.

Economists polled by Reuters had expected the trade deficit to widen to $64.2 billion in October.

Exports of goods and services fell one percent to $258.8 billion.

Exports of goods fell 1.8 percent to $173.5 billion.

Exports of consumer goods fell $2.1 billion, led by diamonds and pharmaceuticals. Exports of automobiles, parts and engines fell $0.9 billion.

But exports of supplies and industrial materials increased by $1.2 billion. Capital goods exports reached $51.2 billion, the highest figure ever recorded.

Services exports rose $0.6 billion to $85.3 billion, supported by transportation, financial and other business services.

But exports of travel services have declined.

Imports of goods and services rose 0.2 percent to $323.0 billion, and imports of goods rose 0.1 percent to $263.3 billion, which could weaken domestic demand amid rising interest rates.

Imports of capital goods increased by $1.8 billion amid a rise in computers, drilling equipment and oil fields. Imports of cars, parts and engines fell by a billion dollars.

Services imports increased $0.2 billion to $59.8 billion, supported by higher travel.

Trade did not positively or negatively affect the annual growth rate of the U.S. economy of 5.2 percent in the third quarter.