Nov. 1 (Bloomberg) -- Lebanon’s trade deficit widened by 10 percent in the first nine months from a year earlier on higher imports, the Finance Ministry said.
The shortfall was $11.2 billion, up from $10.2 billion, the Beirut-based ministry said in an e-mailed statement late yesterday. Imports rose 9 percent to $14.4 billion, driven by higher oil prices, it said.
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