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Mexico trade deficit narrows in February, factory exports rise

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Staff Writer | March 28, 2017
The third increase in factory exports in four months helped narrow Mexico's trade deficit with the rest of the world in February, in a fresh sign the economy was weathering the initial shock of Donald Trump's U.S. presidential win.
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Adjusted for seasonal swings, Mexico posted a trade deficit of $398 million, down from $736 million in January, the national statistics agency said.

Manufactured exports rose by 3.6 percent from the previous month in adjusted terms after dipping in January.

Meanwhile, non-oil consumer goods imports were up 6.8 percent in adjusted terms, the biggest increase since January 2013.