The French trade deficit widened to EUR 4.88 billion in March from EUR 4.12 billion in February, the Customs Office reported Thursday. The shortfall for March was larger than the expected deficit of EUR 3.9 billion.

Exports dropped to EUR 28.07 billion from EUR 28.6 billion in February, while imports increased to EUR 32.95 billion from EUR 32.72 billion last month.

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