Nov. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Lebanon’s trade deficit widened by 10 percent in the first nine months from a year earlier on higher imports, the Finance Ministry said.
The shortfall was $11.2 billion, up from $10.2 billion, the Beirut-based ministry said in an e-mailed statement late yesterday. Imports rose 9 percent to $14.4 billion, driven by higher oil prices, it said.
--Editor: Ben Holland.
To contact the reporter on this story: Massoud A. Derhally in Abu Dhabi at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To contact the editor responsible for this story: Andrew J. Barden at email@example.com.