Italy's foreign trade deficit narrowed to 1.004 billion euros in April from 1.285 billion a year earlier, accroding to the most recent release from the Italian statistics office ISTAT. Exports rose 18.8 percent to 33.511 billion euros in April and imports rose 17.0 percent to 34.515 billion, ISTAT said.
In the four months to April, the trade deficit narrowed to 6.095 billion euros from 6.971 billion, as exports rose 8.7 percent to 122.935 billion and imports increased 7.5 percent to 129.030 billion.
Italy's current account deficit narrowed to 4.129 billion euros in April from 4.726 billion a year earlier, said the Bank of Italy.
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