French trade surplus falls

|By:, SA News Editor

France's trade surplus narrowed to €3.4B in February from €5.6B in January and was below consensus of €5.3B.

Exports slipped to €36.2B from €36.31B.

Imports declined to €39.6B from €41.92B.

The budget deficit doubled to €25.7B from €12.7B.

CAC 40 (EWQ) futures are +0.15%, while the euro is flat at $1.374.

Finance Ministry Web site