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Eurozone trade surplus 24.9 billion euros in April

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The eurozone recorded a 24.9-billion-euro ($28.01 billion) surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in April 2015.

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This compares to 14.9 billion euros in April 2014, the statistical office of the European Union (EU) Eurostat said.

On a year-on-year basis, estimated exports and imports rose by 9 percent and 3 percent respectively in the eurozone in April.

Meanwhile, the 28-nation EU was estimated to have a trade surplus of 12.2 billion euros in April, up from a surplus of 0.8 billion euros in April 2014.

In the January to April period, the eurozone recorded a surplus of 77.1 billion euros, compared with 45.5 billion euros in the same period of 2014, while the EU registered a surplus of 15.1 billion euros, compared with a deficit of 5.0 billion euros in 2014. Enditem

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