The accumulated deficit for 2012 is at €65.83 billion, a decrease from €74.20 billion recorded during the same period of 2011. Exports increased by 2.2 percent year-on-year while imports decreased by 1.0 percent over the same month of 2011 said the customs office.
Industrial exports registered a steep fall, while pharmaceutical exports remained at a high level. Imports fell in aeronautical purchases from Germany, and in industrial machine, rubber and electrical equipment purchases. Imports of chemical and pharmaceutical products rose, as well as cars and mobile telephones.