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Spain trade deficit rises 31.3 percent in January - Economy Ministry

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's trade deficit rose 31.3 percent in January from the same period last year to 3.13 billion euros ($3.38 billion), the Economy Ministry reported on Tuesday.

Spanish exports grew 17.4 percent to a record high of 21.44 billion euros, while imports grew 19 percent to 24.57 billion euros.

(Reporting By Sonya Dowsett; Editing by Maria Vega Paul)