Oct 23, 2001, 12:01 AM
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trade external EU for deficit euro 3bn Over the for 2001 August for estimates first The -- IRNA 23, Oct Brussels, of deficit a showed trade external (EU15) Union's European 15-member .billion 2.3 euro .deficit billion 1.8 euro was 2000 August in trade extra-EU15 The 2001 of months seven first the in deficit trade EU15 highest The .(bn euro 5.-25) China with recorded was world the of rest the with trade euro-zone for estimates first The euro a with compared billion, 4.5 euro of surplus a showed August in .2000 August in deficit billion 5.0 all with countries EU 11 between trade is trade Extra-euro-zone .euro-zone the outside countries Italy, Ireland, Spain, France, Germany, Belgium, :Euro-zone Greece .Finland and Portugal Austria, Netherlands, the Luxembourg, .2001 January from euro-zone the join will for except grew, partners major its all with flows trade EU-15 Switzerland, from and percent 5 by fell which Japan, from imports .static were which +45) Russia to exports in were increases notable most The and (percent +21) Republic Czech the and (percent +30) China ,(percent .(both for percent +19) Republic Czech the and Poland from imports in EU15 the in increase an by characterised was .S.U with trade EU15 in bn 6.+12 to compared 2001 Jan-July in bn euro 2.+22) surplus EU the in decrease a showed Japan with trade EU15 while (2000 Jan-July .deficit Office Statistical Eurostat, by Tuesday released were figures The .Luxembourg in EU the of NK/AH End