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French Feb. Trade Deficit Widens as Exports Decline

April 09, 2013

(Corrects month in headline.)

France’s trade deficit widened in February as exports dropped more quickly than imports.

The trade deficit was 6.01 billion euros in the month, compared with 5.65 billion euros in January, the customs office said today in an e-mailed statement. The figures included the shipment of 25 Airbus aircraft in February, up from 18 in January.

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