MADRID, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Spain's trade deficit shrank by 33.6 percent in 2012 from a year earlier to 30.8 billion euros ($41.1 billion), Trade Secretary Jaime Garcia Legaz said on Tuesday, as imports to a economy deep in recession were outweighed by rising exports.
Exports rose 3.8 percent from a year earlier to 222.6 billion euros, while imports fell 2.9 percent to 253.4 billion euros, the Secretary said. ($1 = 0.7490 euros)
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