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

German posted a 26.0 EUR billion in March of 2016, up from 23.0 EUR billion reported a year earlier. It is the largest trade surplus on record as exports declined by 0.5 percent year-on-year to 107.0 EUR billion while imports fell by 4.3 percent to 80.9 EUR billion. On a seasonally adjusted basis, exports rose 1.9 percent while imports fell 2.3 percent. That brought the trade surplus to 23.6 EUR billion. Balance of Trade in Germany averaged 4598.93 EUR Million from 1950 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 26000 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
26000.00 20200.00 26000.00 -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 May of 2016.


Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2016-03-10 07:00 AM Jan €13.6B €19.0B €21.8B
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 € 26.0B 20078.7
2016-07-08 06:00 AM May € 20.9B
2016-08-09 06:00 AM Jun € 20.8B

German Trade Surplus Hits Record High in March


German posted a 26.0 EUR billion in March of 2016, up from 23.0 EUR billion reported a year earlier. It is the largest trade surplus on record as exports declined by 0.5 percent year-on-year to 107.0 EUR billion while imports fell by 4.3 percent to 80.9 EUR billion.

In March, the country exported goods to the value of 107.0 EUR billion, while imported goods to the value of 80.9 EUR billion.

Germany dispatched goods to the value of 62.6 EUR billion (+1.7 percent year-on-year) to the Member States of the European Union, while it received goods to the value of 53.9 EUR billion (-2.1 percent) from those countries. Goods to the value of 38.9 EUR billion (+1.0 percent) were dispatched to the Euro area countries while the value of the goods received from those countries was 36.7 EUR billion (-2.8 percent). Sales to EU countries not belonging to the Euro area increased by 2.9 percent to 23.7 EUR billion while the value of the goods which arrived from those countries was 17.2 EUR billion (-0.4 percent).

Exports to countries outside the European Union amounted to 44.3 EUR billion in March 2016 (-3.4 percent), while imports from those countries totaled 27.0 EUR billion (-8.3 percent). 

In February 2016, the country posted a downwardly revised 20.2 EUR billion trade surplus.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, exports rose 1.9 percent  in March 2016 while imports fell 2.3 percent. That brought the trade surplus to 23.6 EUR billion.

Destatis l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
5/10/2016 8:16:32 AM

Germany Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 26000.00 20200.00 26000.00 -535.91 EUR Million [+]
Exports 106950.00 99500.00 107492.00 226.39 EUR Million [+]
Imports 80922.00 79300.00 84514.70 346.78 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 30400.00 21100.00 30400.00 -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 20201.77 12150.03 38488.05 -33483.10 EUR Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 18109.14 10635.83 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 [+]
Terrorism Index 3.44 1.77 3.44 1.77 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 32999.00 31545.00 32999.00 14347.00 Thousand [+]




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