German exports, imports reach record heights in March

Berlin • German exports rose to a new record high in March, but were outpaced by imports to slightly narrow the trade surplus, while factory production dropped slightly, according to two reports Tuesday from Europe’s largest economy. Germany has been oft criticized by the U.S. and others for its large trade surplus over accusations its exports have been profiting from a relatively weak euro, and that the country’s not doing enough to spur domestic demand for foreign goods. Berlin counters that p...

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