Member access

4-Traders Homepage  >  News


Latest NewsCompaniesMarketsEconomy & ForexCommoditiesHot NewsMost Read NewsRecomm.Business LeadersVideosCalendar 

France's Trade Deficit Narrows in November

01/08/2013 | 03:12am US/Eastern

By William Horobin

PARIS--France's trade deficit narrowed in November from October as the slow down in trade hit imports more than exports, the country's customs office said Tuesday.

The trade deficit of the euro zone's second largest economy fell to 4.33 billion euros ($5.66 billion) from EUR4.71 billion in October. Exports fell to EUR36.49 in November from EUR37.53 billion in October, while imports fell to EUR40.83 billion from EUR42.24 billion.

Imports were marked by a reduction in aeronautical purchases from Germany, and falls in industrial machine, rubber and electrical equipment purchases, the customs office said. Imports of chemical and pharmaceutical products rose, as well as cars and mobile telephones.

Industrial exports fell particularly strongly, while pharmaceutical exports remained at a high level, the customs office said.

The country's trade deficit over the 12 months up to and including November 2012 stood at EUR65.83 billion, almost EUR9 billion lower than the EUR74.2 billion deficit recorded in 2011.

Write to William Horobin at

Latest news
Date Title
<1m ago Bank of England's Cunliffe says banks may have to cut pay
2m ago CATELLA A : EUR 515 Bn global real estate capital knocking on Europe’s door
2m ago Another Broken Egg Cafe Hatches at Austin Landing, with Private Dining Events to Raise Money for United Rehabilitation Services of Dayton
3m ago KENYA AIRWAYS : KQ plane makes emergency landing at Mombasa airport
3m ago North American Palladium to Host Third Quarter 2014 Results Conference Call and Webcast on November 5, 2014
3m ago LAMPRELL : Directorate Change
3m ago RESEARCH AND MARKETS : European Car-sharing Market 2014-2018 - Key Vendors are Car2Go, Enterprise CarShare, Hertz 24/7, & Mobility CarSharing
3m ago Solid data, earnings push world stocks higher
4m ago BUSINESS MACHINES : Shumlin: IBM plant to stay in Vermont under sale
4m ago REBALANCE IRA : Nearly Half of Americans Surveyed Falsely Think They Pay Zero Retirement Investment Fees
Latest news
Hot News 
PRESIDENT ENERGY : Oil Discovery in Paraguayan Chaco
NUTRECO : SHV and Nutreco announce a recommended cash offer of EUR 40 per share for all shares of Nutreco
ZAYO GROU : Group Holdings, Inc. Prices Initial Public Offering of Common Stock
YOUGOV : England’s awkward answer to the West Lothian Question
XEROS TECHNOLOGY : Further incentive programmes from us
Most Read News
3h ago Pilots extend Lufthansa strikes to long-haul flights
4h ago Adidas shares jump on report of bid for Reebok unit
1d agoDJENERGY DEVELOPMENT : Secures $315 Million Financing For Wind Project
52m ago BUSINESS MACHINES : IBM to pay Globalfoundries to take chip unit
Most recommended articles
3m ago Solid data, earnings push world stocks higher
5m ago BUSINESS MACHINES : IBM posts 4 percent drop in quarterly revenue
5m ago Solid data, earnings push world stocks higher
7m ago Faster 'cloud' orders for SAP hurt 2014 profit outlook
10m ago ECB starts buying covered bonds in fight to revive euro zone economy
Dynamic quotes