The October 2012 balance was +9.3 bn euro , compared with -0.7 bn euro in October 2011. In November 2012 compared with October 2012, seasonally adjusted exports increased by 0.8% while imports fell by 1.5%.
The first estimate for the November 2012 extra-EU27 trade in goods balance was a €1.7 bn deficit, compared with €9.3 bn deficit in November 2011. The October 2012 balance was -9.8 bn euro, compared with -11.3 bn euro in October 2011. In November 2012 compared with October 2012, seasonally adjusted exports rose by 1.1% while imports decreased by 3.0%.
Concerning the total trade of Member States, the largest surplus was observed in Germany (+157.7 bn euro in January-October 2012), followed by the Netherlands (+41.0 bn) and Ireland (+35.6 bn). The United Kingdom (-139.8 bn) registered the largest deficit, followed by France (-69.1 bn), Spain (-29.3 bn) and Greece (-13.2 bn).