Euro Area Trade Surplus Widens in September


The first estimate for the euro area trade in goods balance with the rest of the world in September 2012 gave a 9.8 bn euro surplus, compared with +1.7 bn in September 2011.

The August 2012  balance was +5.2 bn, compared with -5.9 bn in August 2011. In September 2012 compared with August 2012, seasonally adjusted exports fell by 1% and imports by 2.7%. These data are released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

The first estimate for the September 2012 extra-EU27 trade in goods balance was a 12.6 bn euro deficit, compared with -10.9 bn in September 2011. The August 2012  balance was -13.2 bn, compared with -22.5 bn in August 2011. In September 2012 compared with August 2012, seasonally adjusted exports decreased by 1.5% and imports by 1.7%.


TradingEconomics.com, Eurostat
11/16/2012 10:09:24 AM