File - A reach stacker vehicle carries a container at the Beirut port, Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Lebanon's trade deficit widened by 2.525 percent in 2013 compared to 2012 as exports fell by more than $480 million, the Customs Department said Monday.However, analysts attribute the fall in total exports to the ongoing Syrian crisis, which has blocked access to land routes for Lebanese exports.The customs said that 73 percent of the imports came through Beirut Port, followed by 18 percent through Beirut's airport and 5 percent through the Tripoli port.Lebanese exports also passed mainly through Beirut Port, followed by Beirut's airport and the Masnaa crossing point.
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