Spain's trade deficit narrowed 45% in the first nine months of 2023 from the same period a year earlier, to 29.6 billion euros ($32.10 billion), the industry ministry said on Friday.

Imports over the period fell 6.7% to 317.18 billion euros, while exports rose 0.3% to 287.59 billion euros, the ministry said.

($1 = 0.9220 euros) (Reporting by Jakub Olesiuk, editing by Inti Landauro)