By Inti Landauro

PARIS--France's trade deficit narrowed in November as exports jumped, lifted by sales of transportation equipment, the French customs office said Friday.

The eurozone's second-largest economy recorded a 4.4 billion euro ($4.66 billion) trade deficit in November after a EUR5.2 billion deficit in October. Sales of aircraft boosted exports to EUR38.8 billion.

France's current account--a broader measure of how much an economy earns overseas compared with spending abroad--recorded a narrower deficit in November at EUR2.3 billion than the EUR3.2 billion in October, the Bank of France said separately.

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January 06, 2017 03:35 ET (08:35 GMT)

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