CORRECTED-German exports, imports unexpectedly rise in July
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BERLIN, Sept 7 (Reuters) - German exports unexpectedly edged up in July but imports rose even more, narrowing the trade surplus slightly, data showed on Friday, in a sign Europe's largest economy remains relatively resilient to the euro zone crisis.
Exports inched up a seasonally adjusted 0.5 percent and imports gained 0.9 percent, data from the Federal Statistics Office showed. The consensus forecasts in a Reuters poll of economists were for exports to drop 0.5 percent and imports to fall 0.3 percent.
The seasonally adjusted trade surplus narrowed to 16.1 billion euros from a revised 16.3 billion in June. The consensus forecast was for it to narrow to 15.5 billion euros. (Reporting by Sarah Marsh and Michelle Martin)
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