French June Current Account Deficit Up Slightly to EUR2.1 billion

By Matthew Dalton Features Dow Jones Newswires

The French current-account deficit widened slightly in June with a decline in exports, the French government said Tuesday.

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France's current-account deficit was 2.1 billion euros ($2.48 billion) in June, compared with EUR1.9 billion in May. The trade deficit rose slightly to EUR4.7 billion, driven by a decline in ship and aeronautical exports.

Meanwhile, France's government budget deficit rose slightly to EUR62.3 billion from EUR61. 8 billion in May.

Write to Matthew Dalton at matthew.dalton@wsj.com

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August 08, 2017 03:19 ET (07:19 GMT)