French Current Account Deficit Widens in April

France's current account deficit widened in April, driven by a drop in exports of planes, electronics and arms, the French government said Thursday.

France's current account deficit was 3.1 billion euros ($3.49 billion) in April, up from EUR2.1 billion in March. The trade deficit rose to EUR5.5 billion from EUR4.7 billion.

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June 08, 2017 03:03 ET (07:03 GMT)