TABLE-Swiss trade surplus widens to 2.6 bln sfr in Feb

ZURICH, March 20 Thu Mar 20, 2014 3:06am EDT

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ZURICH, March 20 (Reuters) - Exports from Switzerland rose by a real 8.0 percent in February to 17.0 billion Swiss francs, the Federal Customs Office said on Thursday.

Overall Switzerland ran a merchandise trade surplus of 2616 million Swiss francs in February.

KEY FIGURES

(millions of Swiss francs)

FEB 2014 JAN 2014 FEB 2013

Imports 14,403 14,602 16,130

Exports 17,019 17,153 14,130

Balance 2,616 2,550 2,000

The figures exclude precious metals and stones, works of art and antiques.

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