Euro zone current account surplus shrinks in July

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The adjust current account surplus of the 19 countries sharing the euro narrowed to 16.6 billion euros in July from 20.7 billion euros in June as a lower primary income balance offset a rise in the trade surplus, data from the ECB showed on Friday.

FRANKFURT, Sept 18 (Reuters) - The adjust current account surplus of the 19 countries sharing the euro narrowed to 16.6 billion euros in July from 20.7 billion euros in June as a lower primary income balance offset a rise in the trade surplus, data from the ECB showed on Friday.

In the 12 months to June, the bloc's current account surplus fell to 2.2% of GDP from 2.6% in the preceding year, mostly on a lower surplus from the trade of services and a lower flow of primary income, which includes earnings on foreign investments.

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(Reporting by Balazs Koranyi Editing by Francesco Canepa)

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