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

Germany recorded a trade surplus of 15900 EUR Million in January of 2015. Balance of Trade in Germany averaged 4382.68 EUR Million from 1950 until 2014, reaching an all time high of 23400 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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Germany Balance of Trade


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
15900.00 18900.00 23400.00 -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 Friday, March 27, 2015.


German Trade Surplus at €15.9 Billion in January


Germany posted a €15.9 billion trade surplus in January 2015, up from €14.7 billion a year earlier, but down 19 percent from €18.9 billion reported in December.

In January, the country exported goods to the value of € 89.9 billion and imported goods to the value of €74.0 billion. Year-on-year, exports declined by 0.6 percent and imports declined by 2.3 percent. Month-on-month, after calendar and seasonal adjustment, exports dropped 2.1 percent and imports decresed 0.3 percent. 

Germany dispatched goods to the value of €54.1 billion (-0.7 percent) to the Member States of the European Union, while it received goods to the value of € 47.0 billion (-2.7 percent) from those countries. Goods to the value of € 34.2 billion (-2.8 percent) were dispatched to the Euro area countries in January 0f 2015, while the value of the goods received from those countries was €32.2 billion (-4.5 percent). Exports to countries outside the European Union amounted to €19.9 billion in January 2015 (+3.0 percent), while imports from those countries totaled €14.8 billion (+1.4 percent). 

In December 2014, Germany posted a €18.9 billion trade surplus, following a €17.9 billion  surplus in a month earlier.

Destatis l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
3/9/2015 8:21:26 AM


Recent Releases

German Posts Record High Trade Surplus in 2014
German trade surplus widened 11.3 percent to €217 billion in 2014, boosted by sales to the European Union countries. In December, the trade surplus increased to €19.1 billion from €3.6 billion a year earlier, as exports posted the highest gain in more than two years. Published on 2015-02-09

German Trade Surplus Narrows in November
German trade surplus decreased to € 17.9 billion in November of 2014 from € 21.5 billion a year earlier, as imports rose faster than exports. Published on 2015-01-09


Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2015-01-09 07:00 AM
Balance of Trade  Nov
€17.9B €22.1B (R) €20.4B € 18.2B
2015-02-09 07:00 AM
Balance of Trade  Dec
€19B € 17.9B € 18.3B € 18.5B
2015-03-09 07:00 AM
Balance of Trade  Jan
€ 15.9B €19B € 18.4B
2015-04-09 07:00 AM
Balance of Trade  Feb
€ 15.9B € 17.9B
2015-05-08 07:00 AM
Balance of Trade  Mar
€ 17B
2015-06-08 07:00 AM
Balance of Trade  Apr
€ 16.9B


Germany Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 15900.00 18900.00 23400.00 -535.91 EUR Million [+]
Exports 89900.00 90095.56 103900.00 226.39 EUR Million [+]
Imports 74000.00 71200.00 81861.20 346.78 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 16800.00 25600.00 25600.00 -9353.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 7.50 7.40 7.50 -1.70 percent [+]
External Debt 4223394.00 4149722.00 4603376.00 1929687.00 EUR Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -2337.00 -10862.00 140457.80 -31502.04 EUR Million [+]
Remittances -863.00 -863.00 -601.00 -1228.00 EUR Million [+]
Capital Flows -5436.81 23665.00 43119.64 -33483.10 EUR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 3384.19 3384.19 3468.60 3384.19 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 46.00 47.00 55.29 35.00 BBL/D/1K [+]


Balance of Trade Reference Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Australia -980.00 Jan/15 -503.00 2219.00 -3897.00 AUD Million [+]
Brazil -2841.76 Feb/15 -3173.95 5659.37 -4058.14 USD Million [+]
Canada -2451.00 Jan/15 -1218.00 8524.80 -2902.90 CAD Million [+]
China 606.19 Feb/15 600.30 606.19 -319.71 USD Hundred Million [+]
Euro Area 7943.60 Jan/15 24009.80 24009.80 -16638.00 EUR Million [+]
France -3726.00 Jan/15 -3296.00 2674.00 -7086.00 EUR Million [+]
Germany 15900.00 Jan/15 18900.00 23400.00 -535.91 EUR Million [+]
India -6847.00 Feb/15 -8322.00 258.90 -20210.90 USD Million [+]
Indonesia 738.30 Feb/15 743.50 4641.92 -2329.13 USD Million [+]
Italy 219.00 Jan/15 5741.00 6923.00 -6389.30 EUR Million [+]
Japan -425.00 Feb/15 -1177.50 1608.67 -2795.04 JPY Billion [+]
Mexico 558.00 Feb/15 -3248.00 1710.25 -3292.30 USD Million [+]
Netherlands 5138.00 Jan/15 4891.20 5138.00 -907.60 EUR Million [+]
Russia 15047.00 Jan/15 12927.00 20356.00 -185.00 USD Million [+]
South Korea 7706.31 Feb/15 5362.32 7706.31 -4043.45 USD Million [+]
Spain -2596200.00 Jan/15 -1821800.00 634935.00 -9834766.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Switzerland 2472.61 Feb/15 3409.00 3894.91 -1478.68 CHF million [+]
Turkey -4305.31 Jan/15 -8505.55 24.51 -10453.06 USD Million [+]
United Kingdom -616.00 Jan/15 -2142.00 2946.00 -5397.00 GBP Million [+]
United States -41752.00 Jan/15 -45601.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]