Euro Area Balance of Trade 1999-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Euro Area recorded a trade surplus of 26368.70 EUR Million in June of 2015. Balance of Trade in the Euro Area averaged 3229.34 EUR Million from 1999 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 26368.70 EUR Million in June of 2015 and a record low of -16748.10 EUR Million in January of 2011. Balance of Trade in the Euro Area is reported by the Eurostat.

Euro Area Balance of Trade
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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
26368.70 18800.00 26368.70 -16748.10 1999 - 2015 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. Content for - Euro Area Balance of Trade - was last refreshed on Monday, August 31, 2015.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-06-15 10:00 AM Apr €24.9B €22.9B(R) € 20.6B
2015-07-16 10:00 AM May €18.8B €24.9B € 20.8B
2015-08-17 10:00 AM Jun €26.4B €19.02B(R) € 23.2B
2015-09-15 10:00 AM Jul €26.4B € 20.7B
2015-10-16 10:00 AM Aug € 19.1B
2015-11-13 10:00 AM Sep € 17B


Euro Area Trade Surplus at Record High


The Eurozone trade surplus widened 65 percent over a year earlier to €26.4 billion in June of 2015, the highest surplus on record as exports rose at a faster pace than imports.

The first estimate for Euro Area exports of goods was €182.7 billion in June of 2015, an increase of 12 percent compared with June 2014. Imports stood at €156.4 billion, a rise of 7 percent year-on-year. Intra-euro area trade rose to €151.2 billion in June 2015, up by 10 percent. 

Considering January to June 2015, exports rose to €1011.7 billion (an increase of 6 percent compared to a year earlier), while imports rose to €896.7 billion (an increase of 3 percent compared with January-June 2014). As a result, the Euro Area recorded a surplus of €115.0 billion, compared with a +€76.4 billion in January-June 2014. Intra-euro area trade rose to €850.7 billion in January-June 2015, up by 3 percent compared with January-June 2014.

Eurostat | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
8/17/2015 10:18:29 AM


Recent Releases

Euro Area Trade Surplus Widens in May
The Eurozone trade surplus increased to € 18.8 billion in May of 2015 from a € 14.7 billion surplus a year earlier, as exports of goods were up 3 percent while imports were stable.
Published on 2015-07-16

Euro Area Trade Surplus at Record High
The trade surplus in the Eurozone increased to €24.9 billion in April of 2015 from a € 14.9 billion surplus a year earlier. It is the highest surplus on record, due to a 9 percent surge in exports.
Published on 2015-06-15

Euro Area Trade Surplus Widens in March
The Eurozone trade surplus increased to € 23.4 billion in March of 2015 from a € 16.1 billion surplus a year earlier, as exports of goods were up 11 percent and imports grew at a slower 7 percent.
Published on 2015-05-19

Euro Area Trade Surplus Widens in February
The Eurozone trade surplus increased to € 20.3 billion in February of 2015 from a revised € 7.6 billion in January and a € 14.4 billion surplus a year earlier. Exports rose 4 percent year-on-year helped by a weak Euro while imports were flat.
Published on 2015-04-15


Euro Area Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 26368.70 18800.00 26368.70 -16748.10 EUR Million [+]
Exports 182720.00 164207.00 182720.00 53045.90 EUR Million [+]
Imports 156352.00 145187.00 1433120000.00 55698.40 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 31.10 4.30 35.79 -30.73 EUR Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 2.10 1.90 2.10 -1.60 percent [+]
External Debt 12632781.36 12093086.83 12632781.36 5501622.07 EUR Million [+]
Capital Flows 72.60 25.50 110.25 -107.58 EUR Billion [+]
Gold Reserves 504.77 503.19 766.88 501.45 Tonnes [+]


Balance of Trade Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia -2933.00 Jun/15 -2677.00 2254.00 -4156.00 AUD Million [+]
Brazil 2379.00 Jul/15 4527.00 5659.37 -4058.14 USD Million [+]
Canada -476.00 Jun/15 -2992.00 8524.80 -3853.00 CAD Million [+]
China 430.25 Jul/15 465.36 606.19 -319.71 USD Hundred Million [+]
Euro Area 26368.70 Jun/15 18800.00 26368.70 -16748.10 EUR Million [+]
France -2658.00 Jun/15 -3999.00 2674.00 -7086.00 EUR Million [+]
Germany 24038.00 Jun/15 19522.00 24038.00 -535.91 EUR Million [+]
India -12812.46 Jul/15 -10830.00 258.90 -20210.90 USD Million [+]
Indonesia 1330.00 Jul/15 528.00 4641.92 -2329.13 USD Million [+]
Italy 2808.95 Jun/15 4140.00 6923.00 -6389.30 EUR Million [+]
Japan -268.06 Jul/15 -69.00 1608.67 -2795.04 JPY Billion [+]
Mexico -2267.00 Jul/15 -749.00 1710.25 -3292.30 USD Million [+]
Netherlands 4760.00 Jun/15 3280.00 6211.40 -907.60 EUR Million [+]
Russia 11228.00 Jul/15 13775.00 20356.00 -185.00 USD Million [+]
South Korea 7760.00 Jul/15 9980.00 9980.00 -4043.45 USD Million [+]
Spain -2046007.00 Jun/15 -1657308.00 634935.00 -9834766.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Switzerland 3741.00 Jul/15 3509.00 3894.91 -1478.68 CHF million [+]
Turkey -7027.59 Jul/15 -6205.89 24.51 -10453.06 USD Million [+]
United Kingdom -1601.00 Jun/15 -885.00 2946.00 -5397.00 GBP Million [+]
United States -43840.00 Jun/15 -40940.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]