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

The German trade surplus decreased to EUR 17.2 billion in August 2018 from EUR 20.0 billion in the same month a year earlier, as exports rose by 2.2 percent to EUR 105.2 billion, while imports increased at a faster 6.2 percent to EUR 88.1 billion. On a seasonally adjusted basis, the trade surplus widened to EUR 18.3 billion in August from an upwardly revised EUR 15.9 billion in July and beating market expectations of EUR 16.4 billion. Exports dropped unexpectedly by 0.1 percent, missing forecasts of a 0.3 percent rise and after a downwardly revised 0.8 percent fall in a month earlier. Imports declined at a faster 2.7 percent, worse than market consensus of a 0.2 percent fall and compared to a 2.8 percent rise in July. Considering January to August 2018, the trade surplus narrowed to EUR 155.9 billion from EUR 160.1 billion in the same period the prior year. Balance of Trade in Germany averaged 5152.31 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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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-07 06:00 AM Balance of Trade €21.8B €19.6B € 24.5B
2018-09-07 06:00 AM Balance of Trade €16.5B €21.8B €18.4B
2018-10-09 06:00 AM Balance of Trade €17.2B €16.5B €19.1B
2018-11-08 07:00 AM Balance of Trade €17.2B € 21.8B
2018-12-10 07:00 AM Balance of Trade €17.7B


Germany Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 17174.00 16492.74 25455.63 -535.91 EUR Million [+]
Exports 105232.00 111035.70 118173.58 226.39 EUR Million [+]
Imports 88058.00 94542.96 94542.96 346.78 EUR Million [+]
Current Account 15300.00 15300.00 32728.79 -13042.00 EUR Million [+]
External Debt 4882730.00 4648614.00 4882730.00 1929687.00 EUR Million [+]
Current Account to GDP 8.00 8.50 8.90 -1.70 percent [+]
Capital Flows 14585.16 5878.95 46686.40 -28680.00 EUR Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 2480.00 24604.00 141351.00 -32189.00 EUR Million [+]
Gold Reserves 3369.80 3371.00 3468.60 3369.80 Tonnes [+]
Terms Of Trade 99.13 102.77 110.07 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 43.00 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 October of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
17174.00 16492.74 25455.63 -535.91 1950 - 2018 EUR Million Monthly
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balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Argentina -1127.00 Aug/18
Australia 1604.00 Aug/18
Brazil 4971.00 Sep/18
Canada 526.10 Aug/18
China 316.93 Sep/18
Euro Area 11671.20 Aug/18
France -5632.00 Aug/18
Germany 17174.00 Aug/18
India -13980.00 Sep/18
Indonesia 227.10 Sep/18
Italy 2564.00 Aug/18
Japan 139.56 Sep/18
Mexico -2590.00 Aug/18
Netherlands 3463.00 Aug/18
Russia 15797.00 Aug/18
Saudi Arabia 162782.00 Jun/18
Singapore 3685.26 Sep/18
South Africa 8794.70 Aug/18
South Korea 9746.00 Sep/18
Spain -3247700.00 Jul/18
Switzerland 1447.00 Sep/18
Turkey -2421.79 Aug/18
United Kingdom -1274.00 Aug/18
United States -53237.00 Aug/18


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