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Australia August trade deficit A$2.03 bln

SYDNEY, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Australia's balance of goods and services for August seasonally adjusted, released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics on Wednesday.

A$ (billion) Aug Jul Total exports 24.589 25.433 Total imports 26.615 26.963 Balance of goods/svcs -2.027 -1.530

Forecasts centred on a trade deficit of A$700 million, a Reuters poll showed.

For details, see the Australian Bureau of Statistics Web site:

(Reporting by Ian Chua; Editing by John Mair)

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Keywords: ECONOMY AUSTRALIA/TRADEBALANCE