Euro Area Balance of Trade  1999-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The Eurozone trade balance shifted to €0.6 billion deficit in January 2017 from €4.8 billion surplus in the same month of the previous year. It was the first trade gap since January of 2014 and the biggest since January of 2013. Exports increased 13 percent to €163.9 billion while imports went up at a faster 17 percent to €164.5 billion. Balance of Trade in the Euro Area averaged 4697.34 EUR Million from 1999 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 30230 EUR Million in July of 2015 and a record low of -16510.20 EUR Million in January of 2011.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-01-16 10:00 AM Nov €25.9B €20.1B €22B €19.5B
2017-02-15 10:00 AM Dec €28.1B €25.4B €22.8B
2017-03-17 10:00 AM Jan €-0.6B €28.1B €5.1B
2017-04-19 09:00 AM Feb €-0.6B
2017-05-16 09:00 AM Mar
2017-06-15 09:00 AM Apr




Eurozone Posts Biggest Trade Gap Since 2013


The Eurozone trade balance shifted to €0.6 billion deficit in January 2017 from €4.8 billion surplus in the same month of the previous year. It was the first trade gap since January of 2014 and the biggest since January of 2013. Exports increased 13 percent to €163.9 billion while imports went up at a faster 17 percent to €164.5 billion.

Meanwhile, the European Union recorded a €16.2 billion deficit in trade in goods with the rest of the world, compared with a €12.1 billion gap in January 2016. 

Exports went up 16 percent to €141.2 billion from €121.4 billion a year earlier. Exports of primary goods surged 33 percent to €21.7 billion, led by an increase in sales of energy (67 percent) raw materials and (34 percent) and food and drink (11 percent). Also, manufactured goods rose 13 percent to €112.6 billion, driven by chemicals (16 percent), machinery and vehicles (15 percent) and other manufactured goods (8 percent). Among trading partners, the biggest increases in exports were reported for Russia (45 percent), the US (19 percent), China (18 percent) and South Korea (22 percent). 

Imports rose 18 percent to €157.4 billion compared to €133.5 billion. Purchases of primary goods rose 10 percent to €15.3 billion, led by energy (13 percent), raw materials (4 percent) and food and drink (8 percent). Imports of manufactured goods increased 35 percent to €49 billion, driven by chemicals (60 percent), machinery and vehicles (23 percent) and other manufactured goods (5 percent). Among trading partners, the biggest increases in imports were reported for Russia (59 percent), Turkey (48 percent), South Korea (45 percent) and Switzerland (16 percent).





Eurostat | Yekaterina Guchshina | yekaterina@tradingeconomics.com
3/17/2017 10:26:19 AM



Euro Area Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -593.40 27905.10 30230.00 -16510.20 EUR Million [+]
Exports 163874.20 178609.20 184991.40 53045.90 EUR Million [+]
Imports 164467.50 150467.00 164467.50 55698.40 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 2.50 46.90 46.90 -26.35 EUR Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 3.70 1.90 2.10 -1.60 percent [+]
External Debt 13362619.36 13331647.65 13362619.36 5501622.07 EUR Million [+]
Capital Flows 20.93 151.88 151.88 -104.40 EUR Billion [+]
Gold Reserves 504.77 504.77 766.88 501.45 Tonnes [+]



Euro Area Balance of Trade Notes

Euro Area runs regular trade surpluses primarily due to its high export of manufactured goods such as machinery and vehicles. Euro area is a net importer of energy and raw materials. Germany, Italy, France and Netherlands account for the largest share of total trade. Main trading partners are the United Kingdom (12 percent of total exports and 10 percent of imports) and the United States (13 percent of exports and 6 percent of imports). This page provides the latest reported value for - Euro Area Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on March of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-593.40 27905.10 30230.00 -16510.20 1999 - 2017 EUR Million Monthly
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