EU28 current account surplus 11.7 billion eurosStaff writer ▼ | February 19, 2016
The EU28 seasonally adjusted external current account recorded a surplus of €11.7 billion in December 2015.
Eurozone First estimate for December 2015
In December 2015, compared with November 2015, based on seasonally adjusted data, the surplus of the goods account increased slightly (+€8.3 bn compared with +€8.2 bn) and the deficit of the primary income account fell (-€0.5 bn compared with -€2.5 bn).
The surplus of the services account decreased (+€11.5 bn compared with +€14.3 bn) and the deficit of the secondary income account rose (-€7.6 bn compared with -€6.6 bn).
The 12-month cumulated current account for the period ending in December 2015 recorded a surplus of €178.1 bn, compared with €119.9 bn for the 12 months to December 2014.
The surplus of the goods account increased (+€110.3 bn compared with +€34.4 bn) as did the surplus of the services account (+€156.1 bn compared with +€153.7 bn).
The deficit of the secondary income account increased slightly (-€77.5 bn compared with -€76.1 bn) and the surplus of the primary income account moved into deficit (-€10.8 bn compared with +€7.8 bn). ■