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Belgium Reports Trade Deficit for Fourth Month in February

April 16, 2012

Belgium ran a trade deficit for a fourth month in February, though the shortfall shrank by more than 1.1 billion euros ($1.4 billion) from a month earlier.

The February trade deficit narrowed to 152 million euros from 1.3 billion euros in January, the National Bank of Belgium in Brussels said today in an initial estimate.

Exports rose 2.9 percent in the month to 20.2 billion euros, while imports increased 3.2 percent to 20.3 billion euros, the bank said.

To contact the reporter on this story: Patrick Henry in Brussels at phenry8@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Craig Stirling at cstirling1@bloomberg.net


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