Jan 5 (Reuters) - Canada posted a trade deficit of C$41 million ($30.36 million) in November, driven by lower exports of energy products, with both imports and exports affected by the appreciation of the Canadian dollar, Statistics Canada said on Thursday.
Exports were down by 2.3%, largely on broad declines in energy products, as well as consumer goods. Imports fell by 2.1%, largely on consumer goods, and pharmaceuticals in particular.
Following are the seasonally adjusted figures in billions of Canadian dollars:
Nov Oct (rev) change pct Oct (prev) Balance
NOTE: Analysts surveyed by Reuters had on average forecast a surplus of C$610 million in November. ($1=$1.3504 Canadian) (Reporting by Dale Smith, editing by Ismail Shakil)((email@example.com)) Keywords: CANADA ECONOMY/TRADE
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