Imports dropped by 24 percent year-on-year to 108.1 billion euros (160.5 billion dollars), while exports fell by 18 percent to111.8 billion euros (166 billion dollars).
The Eurozone trade surplus with the rest of the world stood at 3.7 billion euros (5.5 billion U.S. dollars) in September after a deficit of 2.3 billion euros (3.4 billion dollars) in August, European Union (EU) statistics agency Eurostat said on Tuesday.
After a record 12.3-billion-euro (18.4 billion dollars) surplus in July on strong exports and flat imports, the 16 countries that use the single euro currency recorded a deficit in August, which had put an end to a run of trade surpluses that lasted for five consecutive months.
The trade surplus for the period between January and September, was 10.7 billion euros (15.9 billion dollars), compared with a deficit of 45 billion euros (66.9 billion dollars) during the same period last year.
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