Portugal’s Trade Gap Narrows as Exports Increase, Imports Falls

Portugal’s trade deficit narrowed in the three months through August as exports rose and imports fell, the country’s statistics institute said.

The trade deficit narrowed to 2.18 billion euros ($2.8 billion) from 3.46 billion euros in the same period a year earlier, the Lisbon-based institute said today in an e-mailed report. Exports rose 10.4 percent and imports fell 1.5 percent.

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