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Belgian Trade Returns to Surplus in June After May Deficit

August 16, 2012

Belgium reported a trade surplus in June as exports increased and imports fell.

The trade surplus of 655.2 million euros followed a revised deficit of 139.1 million euros a month earlier, the National Bank of Belgium said on its website today.

Exports rose 0.6 percent from the year-earlier period, while imports declined 3.6 percent, according to an e-mailed report. The central bank report previously reported a trade surplus of 125.6 million euros in May.

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