Euro Area Balance of Trade  1999-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The trade surplus in the Eurozone decreased slightly to €19 billion in February of 2016 from a € 19.9 billion surplus a year earlier. Both exports and imports increased, recovering from falls in January. Balance of Trade in the Euro Area averaged 3804.90 EUR Million from 1999 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 31194.80 EUR Million in July of 2015 and a record low of -16509.80 EUR Million in January of 2011. Balance of Trade in the Euro Area is reported by the Eurostat.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
19048.40 8002.30 31194.80 -16509.80 1999 - 2016 EUR Million Monthly
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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 May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-02-15 10:00 AM Dec €24.3B €23.7B €27.5B € 21.4B
2016-03-17 10:00 AM Jan €6.2B €25.4B €9.0B €12.5B
2016-04-15 09:00 AM Feb €19B €8B € 20.8B
2016-05-17 09:00 AM Mar €19B €21.7B
2016-06-15 09:00 AM Apr 19064.19
2016-07-15 09:00 AM May 18545.56

Euro Area Trade Surplus Narrows Slightly in February


The trade surplus in the Eurozone decreased slightly to €19 billion in February of 2016 from a € 19.9 billion surplus a year earlier. Both exports and imports increased, recovering from falls in January.

Euro Area exports increased 1 percent year-on-year to €163.5 billion while imports increased at a faster 2 percent to €144.4 billion. Intra euro-area trade went up 3 percent to €141 billion. Considering the first two months of the year, both exports and imports were nearly stable compared to the same period a year earlier.

In the European Union, exports declined 1 percent to € 137.1 billion and imports fell 2 percent to €134.1 billion, resulting in a €3 billion trade surplus, compared to a €1.8 billion surplus a year earlier. In the first two months of the year, sales went down 2 percent and purchases shrank 3 percent. 

In February compared with January 2016, Euro Area seasonally adjusted exports increased by 0.7 percent and imports grew 2.6 percent. The seasonally adjusted balance was + €20.2 billion, a fall compared with January (+€22.8 billion).

Eurostat | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
4/15/2016 10:23:49 AM

Euro Area Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 19048.40 8002.30 31194.80 -16509.80 EUR Million [+]
Exports 163479.00 145065.00 185627.00 53045.90 EUR Million [+]
Imports 144431.00 137063.00 162910.00 55698.40 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 11.05 8.25 44.20 -26.35 EUR Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 3.70 1.90 2.10 -1.60 percent [+]
External Debt 12498814.86 12668634.13 12995032.68 5501622.07 EUR Million [+]
Capital Flows 50.55 -15.90 129.48 -104.40 EUR Billion [+]
Gold Reserves 504.77 504.77 766.88 501.45 Tonnes [+]




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