Euro Area Balance of Trade  1999-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

Euro Area's trade surplus increased to EUR 26.4 billion in September of 2017 from a EUR 24.3 billion surplus a year earlier. It is the highest surplus ever for a September month. Balance of Trade in the Euro Area averaged 5260.26 EUR Million from 1999 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 30115.50 EUR Million in July of 2015 and a record low of -16510.20 EUR Million in January of 2011.

Euro Area Balance of Trade
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Euro Area Trade Surplus Widens in September

Euro Area's trade surplus increased to EUR 26.4 billion in September of 2017 from a EUR 24.3 billion surplus a year earlier. It is the highest surplus ever for a September month.

Exports went up 5.6 percent year-on-year to EUR 187.1 billion and imports increased at a slower 5.1 percent to EUR 160.7 billion. Intra-euro area trade rose to EUR 157.6 billion in September of 2017, up by 4.9 percent compared with a year earlier.

Considering the January to September period, exports went up 7.4 percent to EUR 1624.9 billion and imports rose 10.4 percent to EUR 1454.5 billion, thus narrowing the bloc's trade surplus to EUR 170.4 billion from EUR 195.1 billion in the same period of 2016. Intra-euro area trade rose 7.4 percent to EUR 1369.2 billion.

Considering the European Union, exports went up 6.3 percent year-on-year to EUR 156.8 billion and imports rose 3.2 percent to EUR 153.7 billion. The trade surplus jumped to EUR 3.1 billion from EUR 1.6 billion in September of 2016. Intra-EU28 trade rose 4.9 percent to EUR 287.8 billion.

In the first nine months of the year, sales surged 9 percent to EUR 1390.3 billion, with rises seen mainly for machinery and vehicles (7.3 percent); other manufactured goods (7.4 percent); chemicals (7.3 percent); food and drink (5.5 percent); energy (37.1 percent) and raw materials (18.4 percent). Imports rose at a slightly slower 8.6 percent to EUR 1382.9 billion, due to purchases of both manufactured (6.2 percent) and primary (22.5 percent) goods. The EU 28 surplus increased to EUR 7.4 billion from EUR 3.1 billion a year earlier. Intra-EU28 trade rose 7 percent to EUR 2483.5 billion. 

Eurostat | Joana Taborda |
11/15/2017 10:48:31 AM

Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-09-15 09:00 AM Balance of Trade €23.2B €26.2B €21.4B €22.7B
2017-10-16 09:00 AM Balance of Trade €16.1B €23.2B €23.3B €18.5B
2017-11-15 10:00 AM Balance of Trade €26.4B €15.5B €25.1B
2017-12-15 10:00 AM Balance of Trade €26.4B €24.6B €25.1B
2018-01-15 10:00 AM Balance of Trade
2018-02-15 10:00 AM Balance of Trade

Euro Area Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 26364.90 15511.10 30115.50 -16510.20 EUR Million [+]
Exports 187068.20 171439.20 205339.60 53045.90 EUR Million [+]
Imports 160703.30 155928.10 176550.40 55698.40 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 41.81 30.75 55.50 -28.62 EUR Billion [+]
Current Account to GDP 3.30 3.20 3.30 -1.40 percent [+]
External Debt 13888577.58 14242703.75 14242703.75 5501622.07 EUR Million [+]
Capital Flows 80.32 38.33 85.30 -70.94 EUR Billion [+]
Gold Reserves 504.77 504.77 766.88 501.45 Tonnes [+]

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Euro Area Balance of Trade

Euro Area runs regular trade surpluses primarily due to its high export of manufactured goods such as machinery and vehicles. Euro area is a net importer of energy and raw materials. Germany, Italy, France and Netherlands account for the largest share of total trade. Main trading partners are the United Kingdom (12 percent of total exports and 10 percent of imports) and the United States (13 percent of exports and 6 percent of imports). This page provides the latest reported value for - Euro Area Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
26364.90 15511.10 30115.50 -16510.20 1999 - 2017 EUR Million Monthly

balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia 105.00 Oct/17
Brazil 3545.75 Nov/17
Canada -1474.50 Oct/17
China 402.10 Nov/17
Euro Area 26364.90 Sep/17
France -4956.00 Oct/17
Germany 18900.00 Oct/17
India -14018.80 Oct/17
Indonesia 895.00 Oct/17
Italy 3989.78 Sep/17
Japan 285.36 Oct/17
Mexico -2066.00 Oct/17
Netherlands 6258.00 Sep/17
Russia 9832.00 Oct/17
South Korea 7800.00 Nov/17
Spain -2147708.00 Oct/17
Switzerland 2333.39 Oct/17
Turkey -7324.23 Oct/17
United Kingdom -1405.00 Oct/17
United States -48731.00 Oct/17