Germany Balance of Trade  1950-2017 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

German trade surplus fell to EUR 18.1 billion in April of 2017 from EUR 25.3 billion in the same month a year earlier. It was the smallest trade surplus since January, as exports declined 2.9 percent year-on-year to EUR 101.0 billion while imports increased 5.4 percent to EUR 83.0 billion. Balance of Trade in Germany averaged 4859.42 EUR Million from 1950 until 2017, reaching an all time high of 25751.07 EUR Million in March of 2016 and a record low of -535.91 EUR Million in April of 1991.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus Forecast (i)
2017-04-07 06:00 AM Feb €19.9B €14.9B €19.9B
2017-05-09 06:00 AM Mar €25.4B €20.0B €24.5B
2017-06-09 06:00 AM Apr €18.1B €25.3B €25.1B
2017-07-10 06:00 AM May €18.1B
2017-08-08 06:00 AM Jun
2017-09-08 06:00 AM Jul




German Trade Surplus Smallest In 3 Months


German trade surplus fell to EUR 18.1 billion in April of 2017 from EUR 25.3 billion in the same month a year earlier. It was the smallest trade surplus since January, as exports declined 2.9 percent year-on-year to EUR 101.0 billion while imports increased 5.4 percent to EUR 83.0 billion.

Sales went down to the EU (-0.5 percent to EUR 60.9 billion); to the Euro Area countries (-0.2 percent to EUR 38.3 billion); to EU countries not belonging to the Euro Area (-1.0 percent to EUR 22.6 billion); and to countries outside the European Union (-6.3 percent to EUR 40.2 billion).

Imports rose from the EU (3.9 percent to EUR 55.0 billion); from the Euro area countries (4.1 percent to EUR 37.1 billion); from EU countries not belonging to the Euro area (3.5 percent to EUR 17.9 billion); and from countries outside the European Union (8.6 percent to EUR 27.9 billion). 

In March 2017, the trade surplus was marginally revised to EUR 25.3 billion.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the trade surplus came in at EUR 19.8 billion, as exports rose 0.9 percent from the prior month and imports went up 1.2 percent.

Destatis l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
6/9/2017 9:37:55 AM



Germany Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 18078.00 25295.27 25751.07 -535.91 EUR Million [+]
Exports 101031.00 118226.65 118226.65 226.39 EUR Million [+]
Imports 82953.00 92931.39 92931.39 346.78 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 15100.00 30207.14 30207.14 -13042.72 EUR Million [+]
External Debt 4640049.00 4774547.00 4831883.00 1929687.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 8.30 8.60 8.60 -1.70 percent [+]
Capital Flows 18994.87 50041.26 50041.26 -28680.00 EUR Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 12291.62 7282.95 141351.68 -32189.54 EUR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 3377.94 3377.94 3468.60 3377.94 Tonnes [+]
Crude Oil Production 44.00 45.00 79.00 43.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Weapons Sales 2813.00 1792.00 3310.00 12.00 USD Million [+]
Terrorism Index 4.31 3.44 4.31 1.77 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 34970.00 33005.00 34970.00 14347.00 Thousand [+]

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Germany Balance of Trade Notes

Germany runs regular trade surpluses since 1952, primarily due to strong exports of vehicles and other machinery. In 2015 main trading partners were the US, France and the Netherlands; and the biggest trade surpluses were recorded with the US, the UK, France, Austria and UAE. Germany records trade deficits with China, the Netherlands, Norway, Russia and Vietnam. This page provides - Germany Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Germany Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
18078.00 25295.27 25751.07 -535.91 1950 - 2017 EUR Million Monthly
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balance of trade by Country

Last
Australia 555.00 Apr/17
Brazil 7661.00 May/17
Canada -370.30 Apr/17
China 407.90 May/17
Euro Area 17858.90 Apr/17
France -5535.00 Apr/17
Germany 18078.00 Apr/17
India -13841.70 May/17
Indonesia 474.00 May/17
Italy 3601.32 Apr/17
Japan -203.37 May/17
Mexico 616.79 Apr/17
Netherlands 3833.00 Apr/17
Russia 8001.00 Apr/17
South Korea 5990.00 May/17
Spain -1198829.00 Apr/17
Switzerland 3400.03 May/17
Turkey -4945.41 Apr/17
United Kingdom -2050.00 Apr/17
United States -47617.00 Apr/17