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Spain's exports boost helps trade deficit drop

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By Euronews
Spain's exports boost helps trade deficit drop

<p>A rise in exports and a drop in imports has allowed Spain’s trade deficit to fall by 29 percent between January and September to 13.2 billion euros. </p> <p>Exports crept up 1.2 percent in the first nine months of the year from a year earlier to 188.5 billion euros, a record for that period, while imports slipped 1.6 percent to 201.7 billion euros.</p> <p>In September, the deficit was down 13.2 percent from a year earlier, to 2.2 billion euros as exports remained stable at 21.4 billion euros and imports fell 1.4 percent to 23.7 billion euros.</p>