Germany Balance of Trade  1950-2016 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Germany posted a 25.6 EUR billion in April of 2016, up from 21.8 EUR billion reported a year earlier exports rose 3.8 percent year-on-year to 104.3 EUR billion while imports were nearly unchanged at 78.7 EUR billion. On a seasonally adjusted basis, exports were unchanged while imports fell 0.2 percent. That brought the trade surplus to 24.0 EUR billion. Balance of Trade in Germany averaged 4629.51 EUR Million from 1950 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 26152.74 EUR Million in March of 2016 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
25607.00 26152.74 26152.74 -535.91 1950 - 2016 EUR Million Monthly
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Germany runs regular trade surpluses since 1952, primarily due to strong exports of vehicles and other machinery. In 2015 main trading partners were the US, France and the Netherlands; and the biggest trade surpluses were recorded with the US, the UK, France, Austria and UAE. Germany records trade deficits with China, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia and Vietnam. This page provides - Germany Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Germany Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-04-08 06:00 AM Feb €20.3B €13.4B € 21.5B
2016-05-10 06:00 AM Mar € 26.0B €20.2B € 21.2B
2016-06-09 06:00 AM Apr € 25.6B € 26.2B €20.1B
2016-07-08 06:00 AM May € 25.6B € 20.9B
2016-08-09 06:00 AM Jun € 20.8B
2016-09-09 06:00 AM Jul € 20.7B

German Trade Surplus Widens in April


Germany posted a 25.6 EUR billion in April of 2016, up from 21.8 EUR billion reported a year earlier as exports rose 3.8 percent year-on-year while imports were nearly unchanged.

In April, the country exported goods to the value of 104.3 EUR billion, while imported goods to the value of 78.7 EUR billion.

Germany dispatched goods to the value of 61.3 EUR billion (+7.3 percent year-on-year) to the Member States of the European Union, while it received goods to the value of 52.9 EUR billion (+2.0 percent) from those countries. Goods to the value of 38.4 EUR billion (+5.8 percent) were dispatched to the Euro area countries while the value of the goods received from those countries was 35.6 EUR billion (-0.9 percent). Sales to EU countries not belonging to the Euro area increased by 9.8 percent to 22.8 EUR billion while the value of the goods which arrived from those countries was 17.23EUR billion (+8.5 percent).

Exports to countries outside the European Union amounted to 43.0 EUR billion in April 2016 (-0.7 percent), while imports from those countries totaled 25.7 EUR billion (-3.8 percent). 

In March 2016, trade surplus was upwardly revised to 26.2 EUR billion, the largest on record.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, exports were unchanged in April, while imports fell 0.2 percent. That brought the trade surplus to 24.0 EUR billion.

Destatis l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
6/9/2016 7:41:11 AM

Germany Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 25607.00 26152.74 26152.74 -535.91 EUR Million [+]
Exports 104257.00 107004.66 107492.03 226.39 EUR Million [+]
Imports 78650.00 80851.92 84515.35 346.78 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 28800.00 29900.00 29900.00 -9353.22 EUR Million [+]
External Debt 4515636.00 4584243.00 4942767.00 1929687.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 8.80 6.50 7.60 -1.70 percent [+]
Capital Flows 43933.72 20201.77 43933.72 -28680.00 EUR Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 5255.95 17904.86 141351.68 -32189.54 EUR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 3380.98 3380.98 3468.60 3380.98 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 44.00 44.00 55.00 35.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Weapons Sales 2049.00 1785.00 3244.00 12.00 USD Million [+]
Terrorism Index 3.44 1.77 3.44 1.77 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 34970.00 33005.00 34970.00 14347.00 Thousand [+]




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