OTTAWA, Sept 2- Canada's trade deficit in July unexpectedly shrank on stronger non-energy exports, a sector the Bank of Canada says is crucial to helping revive an economy hit by low oil prices. Statistics Canada said on Friday that the July deficit was C $2.49 billion, lower than the C $3.25 billion shortfall predicted by analysts in a Reuters poll and below the...
OTTAWA, Sept 2- Canada's trade deficit in July unexpectedly shrank to C $2.49 billion from a record C $3.97 billion in June as exports jumped by 3.4 percent and imports stagnated, Statistics Canada data indicated on Friday. Exports to the United States, which took 76.2 percent of all Canadian exports in July, rose by 3.3 percent while imports fell by 0.5 percent.
WASHINGTON, Sept 2- The U.S. trade deficit fell more than expected in July as exports rose to their highest level in 10 months, offering further evidence that economic growth picked up early in the third quarter. The Commerce Department said on Friday the trade gap narrowed 11.6 percent to $39.5 billion, declining after three straight months of increases.
BRASILIA, Sept 1- Brazil recorded a trade surplus of $4.140 billion in August, government data showed on Thursday, the biggest for that month in 10 years. The result was slightly below market expectations for a surplus of $4.2 billion, according to a Reuters poll. Exports totaled $16.989 billion and imports $12.849 billion.
SEOUL, Sept 1- South Korea's exports rebounded in August after falling for 19 straight months but the rise was largely expected to be temporary as the gain was due mainly to two extra working days. Exports in August rose 2.6 percent on-year to $40.13 billion while imports edged up 0.1 percent to $34.82 billion to result in a trade surplus of $5.30 billion,...
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