Kyrgyzstan's trade deficit stood at $3.28bn in the first ten months of the year, down from $3.48bn in the same period of 2013, according to preliminary figures from the country's statistics agency.
Exports decreased by 0.7% to $1.26bn in the given period, while imports fell by 4.5% y/y to $4.54bn.
Total trade turnover decreased by 3.7% y/y to $5.81bn.
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