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

The Eurozone trade surplus rose 37.8 percent to €26.5 billion in September 2016 compared to a €19.2 billion in the same month of the previous year, above market consensus of €22.5 billion. Exports increased 2 percent while imports dropped 2 percent. Considering the first nine months of the year, the trade surplus increased to €204.8 billion, compared with €169.1 billion in the same period of 2015. Balance of Trade in Euro Area averaged 4485.28 EUR Million from 1999 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 30442.00 EUR Million in July of 2015 and a record low of -16491.50 EUR Million in January of 2011.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-09-15 09:00 AM Jul €25.3B €30.2B €25B €23.8B
2016-10-14 09:00 AM Aug €18.4B €26.1B €15.3B €22.4B
2016-11-15 10:00 AM Sep €26.5B €18.3B €22.5B €21.6B
2016-12-16 10:00 AM Oct €26.5B €20.3B
2017-01-16 10:00 AM Nov
2017-02-15 10:00 AM Dec




Eurozone Trade Surplus Widens in September


The Eurozone trade surplus rose 37.8 percent to €26.5 billion in September 2016 compared to a €19.2 billion in the same month of the previous year, above market consensus of €22.5 billion. Exports increased 2 percent while imports dropped 2 percent. Considering the first nine months of the year, the trade surplus increased to €204.8 billion, compared with €169.1 billion in the same period of 2015.

Exports of goods to the rest of the world advanced 2 percent to €176.7 billion from €173.2 billion a year earlier; while imports declined 2 percent to €150.2 billion compared to €154 billion.

In January to September 2016, exports were nearly unchanged at €1,512 billion and imports dropped 3 percent to €1,307.1 billion, resulting in a surplus of €204.8 billion, compared with €169.1 billion in the same period a year earlier. 

The European Union recorded a €0.5 billion surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world, compared with a €3.7 billion surplus in September 2015. Exports went down 1 percent to €147.2 billion from €148.9 billion a year earlier; while imports rose 1 percent to €146.7 billion compared to €145.2 billion.

In January to September 2016, the European Union recorded a surplus of €12.7 billion, compared with €31.6 billion in the same period a year ago. Exports of goods dropped 4 percent to €1,277.4 billion from €1,330.5 billion in the same period a year earlier, led by a fall in sales of energy (-20 percent), raw materials (-5 percent), food and drink (-2 percent), machinery and vehicles (-2 percent), other manufactured goods (-2 percent) and chemicals (-1 percent). Imports contracted 3 percent to €1,264.6 billion from €1,298.9 billion, as purchases declined the most for energy (-27 percent) and raw materials (-8 percent). Among trading partners, the biggest decreases in shipments were reported for South Korea (-10 percent) and Switzerland (-8 percent); while the decline in imports mainly reflected the strong fall in purchases from Norway (-20 percent) and Russia (-19 percent).

Eurostat | Joana Ferreira | joana.ferreira@tradingeconomics.com
11/15/2016 10:49:25 AM



Euro Area Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 26481.80 18296.00 30442.00 -16491.50 EUR Million [+]
Exports 176678.40 160176.60 185022.10 53045.90 EUR Million [+]
Imports 150196.60 141880.60 163595.90 55698.40 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 29.80 22.92 42.14 -26.35 EUR Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 3.70 1.90 2.10 -1.60 percent [+]
External Debt 13331647.65 13287091.62 13331647.65 5501622.07 EUR Million [+]
Capital Flows 61.10 26.62 125.01 -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 December of 2016.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
26481.80 18296.00 30442.00 -16491.50 1999 - 2016 EUR Million Monthly
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