Belgian Trade Returns to Surplus in June After May Deficit

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.

To contact the reporter on this story: Andrew Clapham in Brussels at aclapham@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Craig Stirling at cstirling1@bloomberg.net

Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.

Bloomberg reserves the right to remove comments but is under no obligation to do so, or to explain individual moderation decisions.

Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus.