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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.

To contact the reporter on this story: Andrew Davis in Rome at abdavis@bloomberg.net

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