Germany Balance of Trade  1950-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast

The German trade surplus increased to EUR 20.4 billion in April of 2018 from EUR 17.8 billion in the same month a year earlier, as exports rose more than imports. In the first four months of the year, the trade surplus widened to EUR 80.8 billion from EUR 77.4 billion in the same period of the previous year. Balance of Trade in Germany averaged 5085.90 EUR Million from 1950 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 25455.63 EUR Million in March of 2016 and a record low of -535.91 EUR Million in April of 1991.

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German Trade Surplus Widens in April


The German trade surplus increased to EUR 20.4 billion in April of 2018 from EUR 17.8 billion in the same month a year earlier, as exports rose more than imports.

Exports jumped 9.3 percent from a year earlier to EUR 110.3 billion in April. Sales to the EU grew by 9 percent to EUR 66.2 billion, of which Euro area countries (9.6 percent to EUR 41.9 billion) and other European countries (7.8 percent to EUR 24.3 billion). Also, sales to countries outside the EU went up 9.9 percent to EUR 44.1 billion. 

Imports increased at a softer 8.2 percent to EUR 89.9 billion. Purchases from the EU rose 8.9 percent to EUR 51.8 billion, of which Euro area countries (9.3 percent to EUR 33.6 billion) and other European countries (8.1 percent to EUR 18.2 billion). Also, inbound shipments from countries outside the EU increased by 7.3 percent to EUR 38 billion. 

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the trade surplus fell to EUR 19.4 billion in April from a marginally revised EUR 21.6 billion in a month earlier and below market expectations of EUR 21 billion. Exports fell by 0.3 percent from the prior month, after a 1.8 percent rise in March while markets expected a 0.15 percent drop. Imports increased by 2.2 percent, compared to a 0.2 percent fall in March and above forecasts of a 0.6 percent growth.


Destatis | Rida | rida@tradingeconomics.com
6/8/2018 8:56:28 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-04-09 06:00 AM Balance of Trade €18.4B €17.3B €19.5B
2018-05-08 06:00 AM Balance of Trade €25.2B €18.5B €24.5B
2018-06-08 06:00 AM Balance of Trade €20.4B €24.7B €18.7B
2018-07-09 06:00 AM Balance of Trade €20.4B €21.2B
2018-08-07 06:00 AM Balance of Trade € 24.5B
2018-09-07 06:00 AM Balance of Trade €18.4B


Germany Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 20413.00 24740.70 25455.63 -535.91 EUR Million [+]
Exports 110273.00 116216.45 118173.58 226.39 EUR Million [+]
Imports 89860.00 91475.76 93035.90 346.78 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 22700.00 29600.00 32718.50 -13042.00 EUR Million [+]
External Debt 4583404.00 4628099.00 4831883.00 1929687.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 8.00 8.50 8.90 -1.70 percent [+]
Capital Flows 27778.01 15944.69 46686.40 -28680.00 EUR Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 4802.00 11774.00 141351.00 -32189.00 EUR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 3371.00 3373.60 3468.60 3371.00 Tonnes [+]
Terms Of Trade 103.89 104.30 110.07 76.60 Index Points [+]
Terrorism Index 4.92 4.31 4.92 1.77 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 37452.00 35595.00 37452.00 14347.00 Thousand [+]
Weapons Sales 1653.00 2535.00 3310.00 12.00 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 43.00 44.00 79.00 38.00 BBL/D/1K [+]

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Germany Balance of Trade

Germany runs regular trade surpluses since 1952, primarily due to strong exports of vehicles and other machinery. In 2017, the largest trade surpluses were recorded with the US, the UK, France, Austria, Spain, Sweden and the UAE; while the biggest trade deficits were recorded with China, Vietnam, Norway, Russia, the Netherlands, Ireland and Czech Republic. 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 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
20413.00 24740.70 25455.63 -535.91 1950 - 2018 EUR Million Monthly
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balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia 977.00 Apr/18
Brazil 5981.00 May/18
Canada -1902.20 Apr/18
China 249.22 May/18
Euro Area 16704.70 Apr/18
France -4954.00 Apr/18
Germany 20413.00 Apr/18
India -14620.00 May/18
Indonesia -1629.30 Apr/18
Italy 2937.96 Apr/18
Japan -578.32 May/18
Mexico -289.15 Apr/18
Netherlands 3841.00 Apr/18
Russia 15316.00 Apr/18
South Korea 6732.00 May/18
Spain -830631.00 Mar/18
Switzerland 2255.00 May/18
Turkey -6690.00 Apr/18
United Kingdom -5280.00 Apr/18
United States -46199.00 Apr/18


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