Philippines trade deficit at $4.17 billion in October

MANILA (Reuters) – The Philippines posted a trade deficit of $4.17 billion for October, preliminary official data showed on Tuesday.

Imports in September fell 4.4% to $10.54 billion from a year earlier, while exports sank 17.5% to $6.36 billion, the Philippine Statistics Authority said.

(Reporting by Neil Jerome Morales; Editing by Martin Petty)