Argentina trade surplus shrinks to $521 mln in February

BUENOS AIRES, March 21 Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:06pm EDT

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BUENOS AIRES, March 21 (Reuters) - Argentina's February trade surplus shrank by 61 percent to $521 million compared with $1.34 billion in the same month last year, the INDEC statistics institute said on Thursday.

The figure came in just above the $500 million median estimate given by seven analysts in a Reuters poll. Their forecasts ranged from $402 million to $1.39 billion.

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