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    06.01.2016 13:43 Canada's trade deficit narrows to C$1.99 billion in November

    Statistics Canada released the trade data on Wednesday. Canada's trade deficit narrowed to C$1.99 billion in November from a deficit of C$2.49 billion in October. October's figure was revised up from a deficit of C$2.76 billion.

     

    Analysts had expected a trade deficit of C$2.6 billion.

     

    The fall in deficit was driven by a rise in exports and a drop in imports. Exports rose 0.4% in November, while imports fell 0.7%.

     

    Exports of motor vehicles and parts increased by 5.9% in November, exports of energy products fell by 6.6%, while exports of metal and non-metallic mineral products climbed 20.4%.

     

    Imports of consumer products declined by 1.0% in November, and imports of electronic and electrical equipment and parts dropped 2.9%, while imports of energy products slid 6.4%.


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