Germany Balance of Trade  1950-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

German trade surplus narrowed slightly to EUR 25.4 billion in March of 2017 from EUR 25.8 billion in the same month a year earlier. Exports rose 10.8 percent year-on-year to a record EUR 118.2 billion and imports went up at a faster 14.7 percent to an all-time high of EUR 92.9 billion. In February 2017, the trade surplus was marginally revised to EUR 20.0 billion. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the trade surplus came in at EUR 19.6 billion, as exports rose 0.4 percent from the prior month while imports increased by 2.4 percent. Balance of Trade in Germany averaged 4843.40 EUR Million from 1950 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 25751.07 EUR Million in March of 2016 and a record low of -535.91 EUR Million in April of 1991.

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Calendar GMT Reference Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-03-10 07:00 AM Jan €14.8B €18.7B €14.1B
2017-04-07 06:00 AM Feb €19.9B €14.9B €19.9B
2017-05-09 06:00 AM Mar €25.4B €20.0B €24.5B
2017-06-09 06:00 AM Apr €25.4B
2017-07-10 06:00 AM May
2017-08-08 06:00 AM Jun




German Trade Surplus Narrows Slightly In March


German trade surplus narrowed slightly to EUR 25.4 billion in March of 2017 from EUR 25.8 billion in the same month a year earlier. Exports rose 10.8 percent year-on-year to a record EUR 118.2 billion and imports went up at a faster 14.7 percent to an all-time high of EUR 92.9 billion.

In March, exports were recorded at EUR 118.2 billion and imports came in at EUR 92.9. These were the highest monthly figures on record for both exports and imports.

Sales went up to the EU countries (8.7 percent to EUR 68.0 billion); followed by those to the Euro area countries (9.2 percent to EUR 42.4 billion); EU countries not belonging to the Euro area (7.8 percent to EUR 25.6 billion); and countries outside the European Union (13.9 percent to EUR 50.3 billion). 

Imports rose to the EU countries (13.5 percent to EUR 61.1 billion); the Euro area countries (12.5 percent to EUR 41.3 billion); EU countries not belonging to the Euro area (15.7 percent to EUR 19.8 billion); and countries outside the European Union (17.1 percent to EUR 31.8 billion).

In February 2017, the trade surplus was marginally revised to EUR 20.0 billion.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the trade surplus fell to EUR 19.6 billion from EUR 21.2 billion in February, as exports rose 0.4 percent and imports jumped 2.4 percent.

Destatis l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
5/9/2017 11:07:21 AM



Germany Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 25385.00 20022.83 25751.07 -535.91 EUR Million [+]
Exports 118248.00 102405.38 118248.00 226.39 EUR Million [+]
Imports 92863.00 82382.55 92863.00 346.78 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 30200.00 20366.61 30200.00 -13042.72 EUR Million [+]
External Debt 4640049.00 4774547.00 4831883.00 1929687.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 8.80 7.80 8.80 -1.70 percent [+]
Capital Flows 50041.26 9718.91 50041.26 -28680.00 EUR Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 12291.62 7282.95 141351.68 -32189.54 EUR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 3377.94 3377.94 3468.60 3377.94 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 46.00 45.00 79.00 43.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Weapons Sales 2813.00 1792.00 3310.00 12.00 USD Million [+]
Terrorism Index 4.31 3.44 4.31 1.77 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 34970.00 33005.00 34970.00 14347.00 Thousand [+]

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Germany Balance of Trade Notes

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 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
25385.00 20022.83 25751.07 -535.91 1950 - 2017 EUR Million Monthly
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balance of trade by Country

Last
Australia 3107.00 Mar/17
Brazil 6969.00 Apr/17
Canada -134.70 Mar/17
China 380.48 Apr/17
Euro Area 30899.90 Mar/17
France -5353.00 Mar/17
Germany 25385.00 Mar/17
India -13249.19 Apr/17
Indonesia 1238.30 Apr/17
Italy 5418.04 Mar/17
Japan 481.75 Apr/17
Mexico -183.00 Mar/17
Netherlands 6719.00 Mar/17
Russia 12598.00 Mar/17
South Korea 13254.00 Apr/17
Spain -2606000.00 Feb/17
Switzerland 1968.00 Apr/17
Turkey -4492.00 Mar/17
United Kingdom -4900.00 Mar/17
United States -43706.00 Mar/17