TABLE-Swiss trade surplus widens to 2.732 bln Sfr in June
ZURICH, July 18
ZURICH, July 18 (Reuters) - Exports from Switzerland fell by a real 5.5 percent in June to 16.707 billion Swiss francs ($17.70 billion), the Federal Customs Office said on Thursday.
Imports fell 6.5 percent to 13.975 billion francs.
Overall, Switzerland ran a merchandise trade surplus of 2.732 billion Swiss francs in June.
(millions of Swiss francs)
June 2013 May 2013 June 2012
Imports 13,975 15,271.5 14,686
Exports 16,707 17,394.9 16,908
Balance 2,732 2,123.4 2,222
The figures exclude precious metals and stones, works of art and antiques.
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($1 = 0.9439 Swiss francs)