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.

German Trade Surplus Increases in April


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