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

Germany recorded a trade surplus of 22100 EUR Million in April of 2015. Balance of Trade in Germany averaged 4444.28 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
22100.00 23100.00 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, June 30, 2015.

Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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 €22.1B € 23.1B(R) € 20B
2015-07-09 07:00 AM May €22.1B € 18.8B
2015-08-07 07:00 AM Jun € 19.2B
2015-09-08 07:00 AM Jul € 19.3B


German Trade Surplus Increases in April


Germany posted a €22.1 billion trade surplus in April 2015, up from €17.3 billion a year earlier and beating market forecasts, as exports grew by 7.5 percent year-on-year while imports increased by 2.8 percent.

In April, the country exported goods to the value of € 100.4 billion and imported goods to the value of €78.3 billion. Month-on-month, after calendar and seasonal adjustment, exports increased by 1.9 percent while imports declined by 1.3 percent. 

Germany dispatched goods to the value of €57.1 billion (+4.5 percent year-on-year) to the Member States of the European Union, while it received goods to the value of € 51.6 billion (+1.7 percent) from those countries. Goods to the value of € 36.3 billion (+3.3 percent) were dispatched to the Euro area countries in April 0f 2015, while the value of the goods received from those countries was €35.8 billion (+2.8 percent). Exports to countries outside the European Union amounted to €20.7 billion in April 2015 (+6.6 percent), while imports from those countries totaled €15.7 billion (-0.8 percent). Exports of goods to countries outside the European Union (third countries) amounted to €43.4 billion (+11.8 percent) in April 2015, while imports from those countries totalled €26.7 billion (+5.1 percent).  

In March 2015, Germany posted a €23.1 billion trade surplus, following a €19.6 billion surplus in February.

Destatis l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
6/8/2015 7:35:08 AM


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Germany Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 22100.00 23100.00 23500.00 -535.91 EUR Million [+]
Exports 100448.00 107652.08 107652.08 226.39 EUR Million [+]
Imports 78300.00 84510.00 84510.00 346.78 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 19600.00 27300.00 27300.00 -9353.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 7.60 6.50 7.60 -1.70 percent [+]
External Debt 4605224.00 4600705.00 4605224.00 1929687.00 EUR Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -3504.00 10304.00 140457.80 -31502.04 EUR Million [+]
Remittances -881.00 -863.00 -601.00 -1228.00 EUR Million [+]
Capital Flows 31900.00 23900.00 43119.64 -33483.10 EUR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 3383.41 3384.19 3468.60 3383.41 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 46.00 47.00 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 -3888.00 Apr/15 -1231.00 2254.00 -3888.00 AUD Million [+]
Brazil 2761.00 May/15 491.00 5659.37 -4058.14 USD Million [+]
Canada -2974.00 Apr/15 -3853.00 8524.80 -3853.00 CAD Million [+]
China 594.88 May/15 341.34 606.19 -319.71 USD Hundred Million [+]
Euro Area 24941.50 Apr/15 22974.80 24941.50 -16748.10 EUR Million [+]
France -3008.00 Apr/15 -4410.00 2674.00 -7086.00 EUR Million [+]
Germany 22100.00 Apr/15 23100.00 23500.00 -535.91 EUR Million [+]
India -10406.20 May/15 -10990.00 258.90 -20210.90 USD Million [+]
Indonesia 955.00 May/15 477.40 4641.92 -2329.13 USD Million [+]
Italy 3736.00 Apr/15 4011.00 6923.00 -6389.30 EUR Million [+]
Japan -216.00 May/15 -53.44 1608.67 -2795.04 JPY Billion [+]
Mexico -1017.00 May/15 -85.30 1710.25 -3292.30 USD Million [+]
Netherlands 5017.00 Apr/15 5440.00 6329.20 -907.60 EUR Million [+]
Russia 17142.00 May/15 15037.00 20356.00 -185.00 USD Million [+]
South Korea 6320.00 May/15 8488.00 8488.00 -4043.45 USD Million [+]
Spain -2253100.00 Apr/15 -890600.00 634935.00 -9834766.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Switzerland 3433.00 May/15 2658.00 3894.91 -1478.68 CHF million [+]
Turkey -4966.00 Apr/15 -6153.67 24.51 -10453.06 USD Million [+]
United Kingdom -1202.00 Apr/15 -3093.00 2946.00 -5397.00 GBP Million [+]
United States -40879.00 Apr/15 -50566.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]