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05.08.2015 12:54 Canada's trade deficit narrows to C$0.48 billion in June

Statistics Canada released the trade data on Wednesday. Canada's trade deficit narrowed to C$0.48 billion in June from a deficit of C$3.37 billion in May. May's figure was revised down from a deficit of C$3.34 billion.



Analysts had expected a trade deficit of C$2.8 billion.



The decrease in deficit was driven by an increase in exports. Exports jumped 6.3% in June.



Exports of energy products climbed by 3.7% in June, exports of consumer goods jumped 17.2%, while exports of metal and non-metallic mineral products soared 10.8%.



Imports fell 0.6% in June.



Imports of aircraft and other transportation equipment and parts dropped by 19.0% in June, imports of metal and non-metallic mineral products rose 3.6%, while imports of energy products plunged 10.4%.

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