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New record for France's trade deficit on goods, 164 billion euros in 2022

2023-02-07T08:01:46.901Z


In particular, the prices of energy imports. On the other hand, a record surplus was generated by services.


France's trade deficit in goods soared to a historic record of 164 billion euros in 2022, weighed down by soaring energy prices, the Ministry of Foreign Trade announced on Tuesday.

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The deficit on goods nearly doubled from the previous record of 84.7 billion euros reached in 2021, mainly due to a more than doubling of import energy prices compared to l previous year, said the ministry during a press conference.

On the other hand, a record surplus was generated by services.

Source: lefigaro

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