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Euro area international trade in goods surplus €28.1 bn

Euro area international
Economy in Europe   An increase of 6%

The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in December 2016 was €178.6 billion, an increase of 6% compared with December 2015 (€168.7 bn).


Imports from the rest of the world stood at €150.5 bn, a rise of 4% compared with December 2015 (€144.4 bn).

As a result, the euro area recorded a €28.1 bn surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in December 2016, compared with +€24.4 bn in December 2015.

Intra-euro area trade rose to €137.4 bn in December 2016, up by 5% compared with December 2015.

In January to December 2016, euro area exports of goods to the rest of the world stood at €2 047.8 bn (nearly stable compared with January-December 2015) and imports at €1 774.0 bn (a decrease of 2% compared with January-December 2015).

As a result the euro area recorded a surplus of €273.9 bn, compared with +€238.7 bn in January-December 2015.

Intra-euro area trade rose to €1 709.3 bn in January-December 2016, up by 1% compared with January-December 2015.


 

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