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French trade deficit widened in June compared to May

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French trade deficit widened in June compared to May
Shipping containers sit stacked in the Port of Le Havre, France, May 9, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier   -   Copyright  BENOIT TESSIER(Reuters)
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PARIS (Reuters) – France’s trade deficit widened to stand at 5.2 billion euros (£4.7 billion) in June, compared to 3.3 billion euros in May, due to a decline in the level of exports, according to official data published on Wednesday.

The widening in the deficit follows data last month which showed that France, the euro zone’s second-biggest economy, had suffered a slight slowdown in economic growth during the second quarter.

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky)

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