Euro Zone Current Account Deficit Widens UnexpectedlyForexpros updated Feb 17, 2011TweetAt GET.com we maintain complete editorial integrity on our content & provide transparent & unbiased information. Companies don't pay us to include their products although we receive a compensation when you successfully apply to products from our partners. See how we make money here.At GET.com we maintain complete editorial integrity.Forex Pros – The euro zone current account deficit widened unexpectedly in December, official data showed on Thursday. In a report, the European Central Bank said that the euro zone current account recorded a seasonally adjusted deficit of EUR13.3 billion in December, after recording a deficit of EUR10.5 billion in November, whose figure was revised down from a deficit of EUR11.2 billion. Economists had expected the current account deficit to narrow to EUR6.1 billion in December. The report said that the 12-month cumulated seasonally adjusted current account recorded a deficit of EUR56.4 billion in December, approximately 0.6% of euro area gross domestic product, compared with a deficit of EUR51.4 billion a year earlier. Following the release of the data, the euro was down against the U.S. dollar, with EUR/USD shedding 0.15% to hit 1.3548. Meanwhile, European stock markets were mixed. The EURO STOXX 50 gained 0.08%, France’s CAC 40 edged lower 0.05%, Germany's DAX was down 0.04%, while the FTSE 100 declined 0.03%.Editorial Disclosure: Any personal views and opinions expressed by the author in this article are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of GET.com. The editorial content on this page is not provided by any of the companies mentioned, and has not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities. Opinions expressed here are author's alone, not those of the companies mentioned, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by any of these entities.