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All three Baltic countries posted year-on-year growth in exports for the first four months of 2017

VILNIUS - All three Baltic countries posted year-on-year growth in exports for the first four months of 2017, figures from the EU statistical office Eurostat showed on Thursday.

Lithuania's exports increased by 15 percent to 8.1 billion euros. Latvia's exports rose by 10 percent to 3.7 billion euros and Estonia's exports were up by 9 percent to 4.1 billion euros.

Lithuania's imports jumped by 17 percent year-on-year to 9.1 billion euros. Latvia registered an 11 percent rise in imports to 4.4 billion euros and Estonia's imports grew by 12 percent to 5 billion euros.

Lithuania posted the biggest trade deficit for February through April among the three Baltic countries, at 0.7 billion euros. Latvia and Estonia each recorded a deficit of 0.6 billion euros.

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