ZURICH, June 20 (Reuters) - Exports from Switzerland fell by a real 5.2 percent in May to 17.434 billion Swiss francs, the Federal Customs Office said on Thursday.
Overall, Switzerland ran a merchandise trade surplus of 2.224 billion Swiss francs in May.
(millions of Swiss francs)
May 2013 April 2013 May 2012
Imports 15,210 15,378 15,054
Exports 17,434 17,077 17,538
Balance 2,224 1,698 2,484
The figures exclude precious metals and stones, works of art and antiques.
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