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INSTANT VIEW 1-German exports jump unexpectedly in August

BERLIN, Oct 8 (Reuters) - Germany's trade surplus widened in August after exports rose unexpectedly, according to data on Monday that underscored the resilience of Europe's largest and traditionally export-oriented economy despite the euro zone crisis.

Seasonally adjusted exports jumped 2.4 percent month-on-month and imports inched up just 0.3 percent, data from the Federal Statistics Office showed. The consensus forecasts in a Reuters poll of economists were for exports to slide 0.5 percent and imports to gain 0.3 percent.

The seasonally-adjusted trade surplus widened to 18.3 billion euros from a revised 16.3 billion euros in July. The consensus forecast was for it to narrow to 15.3 billion euros.

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TABLE GERMAN TRADE (ADJUSTED) AUG 12 JULY 12 AUG 11 Trade balance 18.3 16.3 13.7 Exports 95.0 92.8 90.0 Exports pct change m/m +2.4 +0.4 +3.2 Imports 76.7 76.5 76.3 Imports pct change m/m +0.3 +0.3 -0.1

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BACKGROUND

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* For a story on Germany's services sector contracting unexpectedly in September, please click on

* For a story on Germany's manufacturing sector shrinking in September, click on

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(Reporting By Berlin Bureau)

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Keywords: GERMANY TRADE/