Germany Balance of Trade 1950-2015 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Germany recorded a trade surplus of 23000 EUR Million in March of 2015. Balance of Trade in Germany averaged 4421.61 EUR Million from 1950 until 2015, reaching an all time high of 23500 EUR Million in July of 2014 and a record low of -535.91 EUR Million in April of 1991. Balance of Trade in Germany is reported by the Federal Statistical Office.

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Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
23000.00 19515.32 23500.00 -535.91 1950 - 2015 EUR Million Monthly
Germany runs regular trade surpluses since 1952, primarily due to strong exports of cars and other machinery. Germany also exports: chemical products, hardware, electronic equipment, metals and pharmaceuticals. Germany main imports are fuel, vehicle parts and metals and electronic devices. Main trading partners are Netherlands, France, the United Kingdom, China and the United States. In recent years, the biggest trade deficits were recorded with Netherlands, Norway, China, Russia and Vietnam. Germany records trade surpluses with the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Austria and United Arab Emirates. This page provides - Germany Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Content for - Germany Balance of Trade - was last refreshed on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-03-09 07:00 AM Jan € 15.9B €19B € 18.4B
2015-04-09 07:00 AM Feb € 19.2B € 15.9B € 17.9B
2015-05-08 07:00 AM Mar € 23.0B € 19.2B € 19.7B € 17B
2015-06-08 07:00 AM Apr € 23.0B € 16.9B
2015-07-09 07:00 AM May € 16.6B
2015-08-07 07:00 AM Jun € 16.3B


German Trade Surplus Increases in March


Germany posted a €23.0 billion trade surplus in March 2015, up from €16.8 billion a year earlier and the largest since July 2014, as exports grew by 12.4 percent year-on-year while imports increased by 7.1 percent.

In March, the country exported goods to the value of € 107.5 billion and imported goods to the value of €84.5 billion. Month-on-month, after calendar and seasonal adjustment, exports increased by 1.2 percent and imports rose by 2.4 percent. 

Germany dispatched goods to the value of €61.5 billion (+10.8 percent year-on-year) to the Member States of the European Union, while it received goods to the value of € 55.0 billion (+5.1 percent) from those countries. Goods to the value of € 38.6 billion (+9.1 percent) were dispatched to the Euro area countries in March 0f 2015, while the value of the goods received from those countries was €37.8 billion (+4.9 percent). Exports to countries outside the European Union amounted to €23.0 billion in March 2015 (+13.7 percent), while imports from those countries totaled €17.2 billion (+5.4 percent). 

In February 2015, Germany posted a €19.5 billion trade surplus, following a €15.9 billion surplus in January.

DESTATIS l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
5/8/2015 8:42:09 AM


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Germany Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 23000.00 19515.32 23500.00 -535.91 EUR Million [+]
Exports 107652.08 95692.92 107652.08 226.39 EUR Million [+]
Imports 84510.00 76500.00 84510.00 346.78 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 27900.00 16645.19 27900.00 -9353.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 7.50 7.40 7.50 -1.70 percent [+]
External Debt 4605224.00 4600705.00 4605224.00 1929687.00 EUR Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 5964.00 -1686.00 140457.80 -31502.04 EUR Million [+]
Remittances -863.00 -863.00 -601.00 -1228.00 EUR Million [+]
Capital Flows 22442.00 34500.00 43119.64 -33483.10 EUR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 3384.19 3384.19 3468.60 3384.19 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 46.00 45.00 55.29 35.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Tourist Arrivals 32999.00 31545.00 32999.00 14347.00 Thousand [+]


Balance of Trade Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia -1322.00 Mar/15 -1609.00 2254.00 -3877.00 AUD Million [+]
Brazil 491.00 Apr/15 458.00 5659.37 -4058.14 USD Million [+]
Canada -3019.00 Mar/15 -2215.00 8524.80 -3019.00 CAD Million [+]
China 341.34 Apr/15 30.81 606.19 -319.71 USD Hundred Million [+]
Euro Area 23372.90 Mar/15 20300.00 24009.80 -16638.00 EUR Million [+]
France -4575.00 Mar/15 -3623.00 2674.00 -7086.00 EUR Million [+]
Germany 23000.00 Mar/15 19515.32 23500.00 -535.91 EUR Million [+]
India -10990.00 Apr/15 -11790.00 258.90 -20210.90 USD Million [+]
Indonesia 454.40 Apr/15 1025.60 4641.92 -2329.13 USD Million [+]
Italy 4060.39 Mar/15 3537.91 6923.00 -6389.30 EUR Million [+]
Japan -53.44 Apr/15 227.43 1608.67 -2795.04 JPY Billion [+]
Mexico -85.30 Apr/15 479.80 1710.25 -3292.30 USD Million [+]
Netherlands 5401.00 Mar/15 6329.20 6329.20 -907.60 EUR Million [+]
Russia 14981.00 Mar/15 13597.00 20356.00 -185.00 USD Million [+]
South Korea 8488.00 Apr/15 8380.51 8488.00 -4043.45 USD Million [+]
Spain -890600.00 Mar/15 -2037200.00 634935.00 -9834766.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Switzerland 2525.00 Mar/15 2316.16 3894.91 -1478.68 CHF million [+]
Turkey -6153.67 Mar/15 -4655.64 24.51 -10453.06 USD Million [+]
United Kingdom -2817.00 Mar/15 -3318.00 2946.00 -5397.00 GBP Million [+]
United States -51367.00 Mar/15 -35892.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]