Lebanese trade deficit up in December 2000
The High Customs Council revealed that Lebanon’s trade deficit increased in December from the previous month by 27.4 percent to $530 million.
For the whole of 2000, the trade deficit was 0.27 percent narrower than for the equivalent period in 1999, at $5.51 billion.
Exports for the whole of 2000 amounted to $713 million, up 5.16 percent on 1999, while imports for 2000 were $6.23 billion compared to $6.21 billion a year earlier. — (Banque du Liban et d'Outre-Mer Sal)
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