U.K. trade deficit in goods widens to £9.42B in February from £8.17B in January and vs consensus...

|By:, SA News Editor

U.K. trade deficit in goods widens to £9.42B in February from £8.17B in January and vs consensus of £8.55B; total trade deficit widens to £3.64B from £2.49B. Exports -1.1% M/M, imports +1.7%. The largest drop in exports was in goods to non-EU countries (4.7%). Following trade and industrial production data, pound is +0.4% vs the dollar, while the FTSE pairs earlier gains and is +0.4%. (PR)