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France's trade deficit balloons to 5.7 billion euros in November.

Paris, Rabi'I 8, 1435, Jan 9, 2014, SPA -- France's trade deficit ballooned at the end of 2013, dpa cited official figures released on Thursday as showing.

The deficit, which measures the shortfall between net exports and imports, rose from 4.8 billion euros (6.5 billion dollars) in October to 5.7 billion euros in November.

The cumulative deficit for the 12 months to November stood at 61.6 billion euros, marking a drop from the previous year's figure of 68.1 billion euros.

Exports fell 2 per cent to 35.5 billion euros in November, a decline attributed by the French customs service to a reduction in sales of transport equipment and machinery.

! Paris, Rabi'I 8, 1435, Jan 9, 2014, SPA -- France's trade deficit ballooned at the end of 2013, dpa cited official figures released on Thursday as showing.

The deficit, which measures the shortfall between net exports and imports, rose from 4.8 billion euros (6.5 billion dollars) in October to 5.7 billion euros in November.

The cumulative deficit for the 12 months to November stood at 61.6 billion euros, marking a drop from the previous year's figure of 68.1 billion euros.

Exports fell 2 per cent to 35.5 billion euros in November, a decline attributed by the French customs service to a reduction in sales of transport equipment and machinery.

--SPA 13:19 LOCAL TIME 10:19 GMT

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