Imports to the Euro Area fell 24.8 percent from a year earlier to EUR 133.7 billion in April 2020, the lowest since August 2014, as the coronavirus pandemic forced non-essential businesses to close and consumers to stay at home. Purchases were down for machinery & transport equipment (-30.6 percent), miscellaneous manufactured articles (-31.0 percent), mineral fuels, lubricants & related materials (-56.2 percent), manufactured goods classified chiefly by material (-12.2 percent), food & live animals (-4.2 percent) and crude materials, inedible, except fuels (-14.4 percent). Meanwhile, imports of chemicals & related products rose 3.6 percent. Among key trade partners, imports fell from the UK (-20.8 percent), the US (-12.9 percent), Switzerland (-11.0 percent), Russia (-54.1 percent), Norway (-47.5 percent), Turkey (-45.4 percent), Japan (-25.1 percent), South Korea (-18.9 percent) and India (-41.9 percent). Imports from China rose 7.6 percent.

Imports in the Euro Area averaged 124919.38 EUR Million from 1999 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 196177.40 EUR Million in October of 2018 and a record low of 55698.40 EUR Million in January of 1999. This page provides the latest reported value for - Euro Area Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. Euro Area Imports - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on July of 2020. source: Eurostat

Imports in Euro Area is expected to be 134000.00 EUR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in Euro Area to stand at 152500.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Euro Area Imports is projected to trend around 147000.00 EUR Million in 2021 and 165000.00 EUR Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.

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Euro Area Imports

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
133735.30 165003.10 196177.40 55698.40 1999 - 2020 EUR Million Monthly

Euro Area Imports
Euro Area main imports are energy, manufactured goods and machinery. Main imports partners are China (12 percent of total imports) and United Kingdom (10 percent). Others include: United States, Russia, Switzerland and Japan. The biggest importers within the Euro Area are Germany, Italy, France and Netherlands.
Euro Area Imports by Country Last Previous
Imports From Extra Ea18- Machinery & Transport Equipment 43442.10 57681.40 EUR Million Apr/20
Euro Area Imports by Category Last Previous
Extra-ea18 - Intermediate Goods 91227.00 93668.40 EUR Million Mar/20
Extra-ea18 - Consumer Goods 43177.70 44038.20 EUR Million Mar/20
Extra-ea18 - Capital Goods 27258.20 24267.60 EUR Million Mar/20
Extra Ea18 - Chemicals 21512.50 23237.70 EUR Million Apr/20
Extra Ea18 - Energy 12519.70 19472.60 EUR Million Apr/20
Extra Ea18 - Food 11243.80 12283.40 EUR Million Apr/20
Extra Ea18 - Raw Materials 6660.20 7588.40 EUR Million Apr/20

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