ISLAMABAD, May 12 (Reuters) Pakistan's trade deficit narrowed to a provisional $807.9 million in April from $1.16 billion in March, but was up from $604.6 million in April 2005, according to data released by Bureau of Statistics on Friday.
The cumulative trade deficit for the July-April period was $9.42 billion against $4.86 billion a year earlier, the data showed.
In the 2004/05 fiscal year (July-June), Pakistan's trade deficit was $6.213 billion, almost double the $3.278 billion posted in the preceding fiscal year.
The data showed exports fell to $1.45 billion in April from $1.52 billion in March and were up 11.8 percent from the April 2005 figure of $1.29 billion.
Imports declined to a $2.26 billion in April from $2.68 billion in March and were up 18.7 percent from the April 2005 figure of $1.90 billion.
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