The German trade surplus rose sharply to EUR 15.5 billion in April of 2021 from EUR 3.5 billion a year earlier as exports jumped 47.7% to EUR 111.8 billion and imports surged 33.2% to EUR 96.3 billion mostly due to base effects as the volumes of foreign trade last year were very low. Sales to the Euro Area were up 59.8% and to countries outside the EU rose 36.5%, namely the UK (64.1%), China (16%) and the US (59.9%). Imports from the Euro Area increased 40.5% while from China was up 13.3%. After calendar and seasonal adjustment, exports were 0.5% lower and imports 5.5% higher than in February 2020, the month before restrictions were imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic in Germany. source: Federal Statistical Office

Balance of Trade in Germany averaged 5599.86 EUR Million from 1950 until 2021, 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. This page provides - Germany Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Germany Balance of Trade - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2021.

Balance of Trade in Germany is expected to be 14800.00 EUR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Balance of Trade in Germany to stand at 19500.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Germany Balance of Trade is projected to trend around 9200.00 EUR Million in 2022 and 7400.00 EUR Million in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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Germany Balance of Trade

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
15500.00 20152.48 25455.63 -535.91 1950 - 2021 EUR Million Monthly
Current Prices, NSA


Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2021-03-09 07:00 AM Jan €14.3B €15.2B €12.4B
2021-04-09 06:00 AM Feb €18.1B €13.8B €21.5B
2021-05-07 06:00 AM Mar €20.5B €18.2B €17.6B
2021-06-09 06:00 AM Apr €15.5B €20.2B €12.5B
2021-07-08 06:00 AM May €15.5B €17.4B
2021-08-09 06:00 AM Jun € 14.8B
2021-09-09 06:00 AM Jul
2021-10-08 06:00 AM Aug


News Stream
Germany Reports €15.5 Billion Trade Surplus in April
The German trade surplus rose sharply to EUR 15.5 billion in April of 2021 from EUR 3.5 billion a year earlier as exports jumped 47.7% to EUR 111.8 billion and imports surged 33.2% to EUR 96.3 billion mostly due to base effects as the volumes of foreign trade last year were very low. Sales to the Euro Area were up 59.8% and to countries outside the EU rose 36.5%, namely the UK (64.1%), China (16%) and the US (59.9%). Imports from the Euro Area increased 40.5% while from China was up 13.3%. After calendar and seasonal adjustment, exports were 0.5% lower and imports 5.5% higher than in February 2020, the month before restrictions were imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic in Germany.
2021-06-09
German Exports and Imports Hit Records
The trade surplus in Germany widened to EUR 20.5 billion in March of 2021 from EUR 17.2 billion a year ago. It is the highest trade surplus since October of 2019 as both exports and imports reached a record high as many countries in Europe started easing coronavirus restrictions in March. Sales jumped 16.1 percent to a record high of EUR 126.5 billion and imports jumped 15.5 percent to a record EUR 105.9 billion. Sales to the EU countries soared 21.2 percent, of which those to the Euro Area were up 20.6 percent. Imports from the EU rose 18.4 percent, due to both countries outside the Euro Area (23.6 percent) and from the Eurozone (16.2 percent). Shipments to third countries increased 10.8 percent, namely to China (37.9 percent) and the US (8.8 percent). Imports from third countries were up 12.2 percent, namely from China (46.6 percent) and the US (1.5 percent).
2021-05-07
Germany Trade Surplus Narrows as Imports Rise
The Germany trade surplus narrowed slightly to €18.1 billion in February of 2021 from €20.3 billion a year earlier. Exports declined 1.2 percent year-on-year to €107.8 billion while imports rose 0.9 percent to €89.7 billion. Sales to the EU countries edged down 0.3 percent, of which those to the Euro Area declined 0.9 percent. Imports from the EU rose 0.9 percent, mainly due to countries outside the Euro Area (3.7 percent) while those from the Eurozone fell 0.6 percent. Shipments to third countries were down 2.3 percent, namely to the US (-0.6 percent) while those to China surged (25.7 percent). Imports from third countries were up 1.1 percent, namely from China (32.5 percent) while those from the US sank 12.6 percent.
2021-04-09
Germany Trade Surplus Rises Slightly
Germany's trade surplus increased slightly to €14.3 billion in January of 2021 from €13.7 billion a year earlier. Exports sank 8 percent year-on-year to €98.1 billion, the biggest drop since August and imports decreased 9.8 percent to €83.8 billion, also the lowest value since August. Sales to the EU countries dropped 6 percent, of which those to the Euro Area countries declined 6.5 percent and imports from the EU went down 5.9 percent, of which purchases from the Euro Area fell 7.4 percent. Shipments to third countries plunged 10.3 percent, namely those to China (-29 percent) and imports from those countries by 13.9 percent, namely those from China (-56.2 percent). After calendar and seasonal adjustment, exports were 3.3 percent and imports 5.2 percent lower than in February 2020, the month before restrictions were imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic in Germany.
2021-03-09

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.