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Lebanese industrial exports in first four months see slight increase

The Lebanese government has said the country's industrial exports rose 0.5% to a total of $1bn in the first four months of 2012, compared with the same period last year, The Daily Star has reported. Industrial exports reached $222.7m in April 2012, down 20.8% from $281m in March 2012 and down 21.8% from $284.9m in April 2011, the ministry of industry said. Arab countries accounted for 57.4% of total industrial exports in April, followed by European countries with 14%, African countries with 11.6% and Asian countries with 10.9%, the ministry said.