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LatinNews Daily - 17 July 2019

In brief: El Salvador trade deficit widens

* El Salvador’s trade deficit has grown by 8.9% during the first half of 2019, compared to the same period in 2018, according to a report released by the country’s central bank (BCR). It states that the country’s exports reached a total of US$3.03bn during the period, down -0.4% compared to figures listed during the same period of 2018, with imports reported at US$5.98bn, up 4% on the same period in 2018.