Belgium Almost Closed Trade Gap in March, National Bank Says

May 16 (Bloomberg) -- Belgium almost erased its trade deficit in March, the National Bank of Belgium said.

The deficit narrowed to 40.5 million euros from a revised 395 million euros in February, the central bank said on its website. March exports fell 2.3 percent to 22 billion euros, while imports dropped 3.5 percent to 22.1 billion euros.

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