SA trade deficit narrows in second quarter

South Africa's trade deficit narrowed from 8.9% of GDP in the first quarter to 7.3% in the three months to June, the country's Reserve Bank reported on Thursday.

"Export volumes benefited considerably from the recovery in mining and manufacturing production in the second quarter of 2008, while simultaneously the international prices of key export commodities were favourable to South African producers," the central bank said in its latest Quarterly Bulletin.

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