BUENOS AIRES, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Argentina’s trade surplus narrowed 87.4 percent in September from the same month a year earlier to $65 million on a decline in exports, government data showed on Wednesday.
The median forecast in a Reuters poll of analysts was for a surplus of $25 million. Exports declined 7 percent while imports inched up 1 percent, the data showed.
Outgoing President Cristina Fernandez’s government has relied on the surplus to boost dollar supplies on the tightly controlled currency market. (Reporting by Sarah Marsh; Editing by Frances Kerry)