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France’s Trade Deficit Narrowed in October as Exports Advanced

December 07, 2011

Dec. 7 (Bloomberg) -- France’s trade deficit narrowed in October as exports climbed, helped by an increase in Airbus shipments.

The deficit was 6.2 billion euros ($8.4 billion) in October, down from a revised 6.6 billion euros in September, the customs office said today in an e-mailed statement.

Exports gained to 35.8 billion euros from 35.6 billion euros, as Airbus shipments rose to 23 from 18. Imports declined to 42.1 billion euros from 42.2 billion euros.

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