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

Germany recorded a trade surplus of 19515.32 EUR Million in February of 2015. Balance of Trade in Germany averaged 4397.85 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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Germany Balance of Trade


Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
19515.32 15900.00 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 Sunday, April 26, 2015.


German Trade Surplus Widens in February


Germany posted a €19.2 billion trade surplus in February 2015, up from €16.2 billion a year earlier, as exports grew faster than imports.

In February, the country exported goods to the value of € 95.7 billion and imported goods to the value of €76.5 billion. Year-on-year, exports increased by 3.9 percent and imports rose by 0.8 percent. Month-on-month, after calendar and seasonal adjustment, exports increased by 1.5 percent and imports rose by 1.8 percent. 

Germany dispatched goods to the value of €56.6 billion (+3.4 percent year-on-year) to the Member States of the European Union, while it received goods to the value of € 50.7 billion (+0.9 percent) from those countries. Goods to the value of € 35.6 billion (+1.7 percent) were dispatched to the Euro area countries in February 0f 2015, while the value of the goods received from those countries was €34.8 billion (+0.5 percent). Exports to countries outside the European Union amounted to €20.9 billion in February 2015 (+6.4 percent), while imports from those countries totaled €15.9 billion (+2.0 percent). 

In January 2015, Germany posted a €15.9 billion trade surplus, following a €18.9 billion surplus in December.

Destatis l Rida Husna l rida@tradingeconomics.com
4/9/2015 9:18:25 AM


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Calendar GMT Event Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
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
€ 19.2B € 15.9B € 17.9B
2015-05-08 07:00 AM
Balance of Trade  Mar
€ 19.2B € 17B
2015-06-08 07:00 AM
Balance of Trade  Apr
€ 16.9B
2015-07-09 07:00 AM
Balance of Trade  May
€ 16.6B


Germany Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 19515.32 15900.00 23500.00 -535.91 EUR Million [+]
Exports 95692.92 89900.00 103900.00 226.39 EUR Million [+]
Imports 76500.00 74100.00 81861.20 346.78 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 16645.19 15900.00 25600.00 -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 -2337.00 -10862.00 140457.80 -31502.04 EUR Million [+]
Remittances -863.00 -863.00 -601.00 -1228.00 EUR Million [+]
Capital Flows 33046.23 -3695.06 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 -1256.00 Feb/15 -1003.00 2251.00 -3884.00 AUD Million [+]
Brazil 458.00 Mar/15 -2841.76 5659.37 -4058.14 USD Million [+]
Canada -984.00 Feb/15 -1475.00 8524.80 -2902.90 CAD Million [+]
China 30.81 Mar/15 606.19 606.19 -319.71 USD Hundred Million [+]
Euro Area 20300.00 Feb/15 7600.00 24009.80 -16638.00 EUR Million [+]
France -3449.00 Feb/15 -3710.00 2674.00 -7086.00 EUR Million [+]
Germany 19515.32 Feb/15 15900.00 23500.00 -535.91 EUR Million [+]
India -11790.00 Mar/15 -6847.00 258.90 -20210.90 USD Million [+]
Indonesia 1131.60 Mar/15 662.70 4641.92 -2329.13 USD Million [+]
Italy 3537.91 Feb/15 232.00 6923.00 -6389.30 EUR Million [+]
Japan 229.26 Mar/15 -425.00 1608.67 -2795.04 JPY Billion [+]
Mexico 558.30 Feb/15 -3248.00 1710.25 -3292.30 USD Million [+]
Netherlands 6009.00 Feb/15 4657.10 6009.00 -907.60 EUR Million [+]
Russia 13600.00 Mar/15 13597.00 20356.00 -185.00 USD Million [+]
South Korea 8380.51 Mar/15 7706.30 8380.51 -4043.45 USD Million [+]
Spain -2037200.00 Feb/15 -2596200.00 634935.00 -9834766.00 EUR Thousand [+]
Switzerland 2525.00 Mar/15 2316.16 3894.91 -1478.68 CHF million [+]
Turkey -4655.64 Feb/15 -4320.27 24.51 -10453.06 USD Million [+]
United Kingdom -2859.00 Feb/15 -1536.00 2946.00 -5397.00 GBP Million [+]
United States -35444.00 Feb/15 -42676.00 1946.00 -67823.00 USD Million [+]