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

German trade surplus widened to EUR 22.0 billion in May of 2017 from EUR 20.7 billion in the same month a year earlier. Exports increased by 14.1 percent year-on-year to EUR 110.6 billion while imports rose by 16.2 percent to EUR 88.6 billion. Considering the first five months of the year, the trade surplus narrowed to EUR 100.1 billion from EUR 104.8 billion in the same period of 2016. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the trade surplus came in at EUR 20.3 billion in May, as exports rose 1.4 percent from the prior month and imports went up 1.2 percent. Balance of Trade in Germany averaged 4880.61 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)
2017-05-09 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 €22.0B €18.1B €17.2B
2017-08-08 06:00 AM Jun €22.0B
2017-09-08 06:00 AM Jul
2017-10-10 06:00 AM Aug




German Trade Surplus Widens 6.2% YoY In May


German trade surplus widened to EUR 22.0 billion in May of 2017 from EUR 20.7 billion in the same month a year earlier. Exports increased by 14.1 percent year-on-year to EUR 110.6 billion while imports rose by 16.2 percent to EUR 88.6 billion.

Compared with May 2016, exports rose to the EU countries (11.8 percent to EUR 64.2 billion); to the Euro Area countries (13.4 percent to EUR 40.8 billion); to EU countries not belonging to the Euro Area (9.2 percent to EUR 23.5 billion); and to countries outside the European Union (17.3 percent to EUR 46.4 billion).

Imports increased from the EU countries (13.2 percent to EUR 57.8 billion); from the Euro area countries (12.6 percent to EUR 39.1 billion); from EU countries not belonging to the Euro area (14.6 percent to EUR 18.7 billion) and from countries outside the European Union (22.3 percent to EUR 30.8 billion). 

Considering the first five months of the year, the trade surplus narrowed to EUR 100.1 billion from EUR 104.8 billion in the same period of 2016.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the trade surplus came in at EUR 20.3 billion, as exports rose 1.4 percent from the prior month and imports went up 1.2 percent.

Destatis | Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
7/10/2017 9:42:10 AM



Germany Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 22000.00 18115.79 25751.07 -535.91 EUR Million [+]
Exports 110603.00 101028.89 118226.65 226.39 EUR Million [+]
Imports 88603.00 82913.10 92931.39 346.78 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 17300.00 14900.00 31130.18 -13042.72 EUR Million [+]
External Debt 4770189.00 4640049.00 4831883.00 1929687.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 8.30 8.60 8.60 -1.70 percent [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -4880.44 18071.76 141351.68 -32189.54 EUR Million [+]
Capital Flows 5234.80 18994.87 44727.26 -28680.00 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 35555.00 34971.00 35555.00 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 July of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
22000.00 18115.79 25751.07 -535.91 1950 - 2017 EUR Million Monthly
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balance of trade by Country

Last
Australia 2471.00 May/17
Brazil 7195.00 Jun/17
Canada -1085.90 May/17
China 427.70 Jun/17
Euro Area 21417.50 May/17
France -4886.00 May/17
Germany 22000.00 May/17
India -12959.90 Jun/17
Indonesia 1631.20 Jun/17
Italy 4341.51 May/17
Japan 439.91 Jun/17
Mexico -1079.20 May/17
Netherlands 4655.00 May/17
Russia 8519.00 May/17
South Korea 11400.00 Jun/17
Spain -1198829.00 Apr/17
Switzerland 2812.51 Jun/17
Turkey -7307.04 May/17
United Kingdom -3073.00 May/17
United States -46507.00 May/17