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LatinNews Daily - 23 January 2019

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In brief: Argentina

* Argentina’s national statistics institute (Indec) has released new figures which show the country’s exports reached US$61.62bn in 2018, up 5.1% on 2017, while imports reached US$65.44bn – a 2.2% decrease. This leaves a trade deficit of US$3.82bn – significantly less than the US$8.3bn trade deficit registered in 2017. As regards the main export markets, these were the Southern Common Market (Mercosur), which accounted for US$14bn of exports, followed by the European Union (EU) which accounted for US$9bn.