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

German trade surplus fell slightly to EUR 18.9 billion in October 2017 from EUR 19.2 billion in the same month a year earlier, as exports rose by 6.8 percent year-on-year to EUR 108.0 billion while imports went up by 8.3 percent to EUR 89.1 billion. Considering January to October 2017, the trade surplus was registered at EUR 203.2.8 billion, down from EUR 208.6 billion in the same period of 2016. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the trade surplus narrowed to EUR 19.9 billion, following a marginally revised EUR 21.9 billion in September and below estimates of a surplus of EUR 21.8 billion. Balance of Trade in Germany averaged 4978.91 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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German Trade Narrows Slightly in October


German trade surplus fell slightly to EUR 18.9 billion in October 2017 from EUR 19.2 billion in the same month a year earlier, as exports rose by 6.8 percent year-on-year to EUR 108.0 billion while imports went up by 8.3 percent to EUR 89.1 billion.

In October, exports to the EU grew by 8.7 percent to EUR 64.5 billion, of which Euro area countries (8.6 percent to EUR 40.4 billion) and other European countries (9.1 percent to EUR 24.1 billion). Also, sales to countries outside the EU went up by 4.1 percent to EUR 43.5 billion.

Imports from the EU rose 10.1 percent to EUR 59.6 billion, of which Euro area countries (9.3 percent to EUR 39.8 billion) and other European countries (11.9 percent to EUR 19.8 billion). In addition, inbound shipments from countries outside the EU increased by 4.8 percent to EUR 29.4 billion.

Considering January to October 2017, the trade surplus was registered at EUR 203.2.8 billion, down from EUR 208.6 billion in the same period of 2016.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, the trade surplus narrowed to EUR 19.9 billion, following a marginally revised EUR 21.9 billion in September and below estimates of a surplus of EUR 21.8 billion. 

Destatis l Rida Husna | rida@tradingeconomics.com
12/8/2017 8:10:16 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2017-10-10 06:00 AM Balance of Trade €20.0B €19.6B €20.1B
2017-11-09 07:00 AM Balance of Trade €24.1B €20.1B €21.5B
2017-12-08 07:00 AM Balance of Trade €18.9B €24.1B €21.6B
2018-01-09 07:00 AM Balance of Trade €18.9B
2018-02-08 07:00 AM Balance of Trade
2018-03-09 07:00 AM Balance of Trade


Germany Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 18900.00 24100.00 25751.07 -535.91 EUR Million [+]
Exports 108000.00 110400.00 118335.00 226.39 EUR Million [+]
Imports 89100.00 86300.00 93036.00 346.78 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 18100.00 25800.00 30972.92 -13042.72 EUR Million [+]
External Debt 4676221.00 4770189.00 4831883.00 1929687.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 8.30 8.60 8.60 -1.70 percent [+]
Capital Flows 28644.11 11258.45 48098.56 -28680.00 EUR Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 6195.14 3752.99 141351.68 -32189.54 EUR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 3374.14 3377.94 3468.60 3374.14 Tonnes [+]
Terrorism Index 4.92 4.31 4.92 1.77 [+]
Tourist Arrivals 35555.00 34971.00 35555.00 14347.00 Thousand [+]
Weapons Sales 2813.00 1792.00 3310.00 12.00 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 43.00 42.00 79.00 42.00 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 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 December of 2017.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
18900.00 24100.00 25751.07 -535.91 1950 - 2017 EUR Million Monthly
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balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia 105.00 Oct/17
Brazil 3545.75 Nov/17
Canada -1474.50 Oct/17
China 402.10 Nov/17
Euro Area 26364.90 Sep/17
France -4956.00 Oct/17
Germany 18900.00 Oct/17
India -14018.80 Oct/17
Indonesia 895.00 Oct/17
Italy 3989.78 Sep/17
Japan 285.36 Oct/17
Mexico -2066.00 Oct/17
Netherlands 6258.00 Sep/17
Russia 9832.00 Oct/17
South Korea 7800.00 Nov/17
Spain -2147708.00 Oct/17
Switzerland 2333.39 Oct/17
Turkey -7324.23 Oct/17
United Kingdom -1405.00 Oct/17
United States -48731.00 Oct/17