Australia’s trade deficit increased in May

In May, Australia’s trade balance deficit widened to A $ 2.22 billion, against $ A1.79 billion in April, said the Australian Bureau of Statistics, while analysts had expected that it will be $ A1.7 billion.

Exports rose by 1.0% and imports – by 2.0%.

Retail sales gained 0.2% in May, while economists were expecting 0.3% gain.

Meanwhile, April’s increase was revised down to 0.1% from 0.2%.

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