Euro Area Balance of Trade

Last Release
Aug 2019
Actual
14702.4 EUR Million
Forecast
17500000000 EUR Million
Previous
24528.2 EUR Million
Frequency
Monthly
Units In
EUR Million
Next Release
Nov 15, 2019
Time to Release
0 Days 21 Hours
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Highest
Lowest
Average
Date Range
Source
30466.4 EUR Million
Jul 2015
-16297.9 EUR Million
Jan 2011
6,474.35 EUR Million1999 - 2019Eurostat
Euro Area runs regular trade surpluses primarily due to its high export of manufactured goods such as machinery and vehicles. Euro area is a net importer of energy and raw materials. Germany, Italy, France and Netherlands account for the largest share of total trade. Main trading partners are the United Kingdom (12 percent of total exports and 10 percent of imports) and the United States (13 percent of exports and 6 percent of imports).

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The Euro Area trade surplus rose to EUR 14.7 billion in August 2019 from EUR 11.9 billion in the corresponding month of the previous year but below market expectations of EUR 17.5 billion. Exports fell 2.2 percent from a year earlier to EUR 177.4 billion and imports slumped 4.1 percent to EUR 162.6 billion. Both, exports and imports fell to their lowest level since December 2018.

Euro Area Balance of Trade History

Last 12 readings

Latest Releases and Calendar Events

DATETIMETITLE
Oct 16, 201909:34Euro Area Trade Surplus Below Expectations
Sep 13, 201909:26Eurozone Trade Surplus Largest in Over a Year
Aug 16, 201909:26Eurozone Trade Surplus Narrows Less than Expected
Jul 16, 201909:32Eurozone Trade Surplus Larger than Expected
Jun 18, 201909:31Euro Area Trade Surplus Bigger than Expected
May 16, 201909:30Euro Area Trade Surplus Larger than Expected
Apr 17, 201910:50Eurozone Trade Surplus Bigger than Expected

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Indicator
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Balance of Trade
14,702.4
Aug 2019
24,528.2
Jul 2019
-16,297.9
Jan 2011
30,466.4
Jul 2015
EUR MillionMonthly1999 - 2019
Capital Flows
25.01
Aug 2019
16.62
Jul 2019
-86.64
May 2017
81.77
Dec 2016
EUR BillionMonthly1999 - 2019
Current Account
25.71
Aug 2019
31.43
Jul 2019
-33.54
Jan 2008
51.1
Dec 2017
EUR BillionMonthly1999 - 2019
Current Account to GDP
3.1
Dec 2018
3.1
Dec 2017
-1.5
Dec 2008
3.1
Dec 2018
%Yearly1999 - 2018
Exports
177,351.3
Aug 2019
206,956
Jul 2019
53,045.9
Jan 1999
209,188.5
Oct 2018
EUR MillionMonthly1999 - 2019
External Debt
14,695,242.5
Jun 2019
14,629,015.41
Mar 2019
5,501,622
Mar 2004
14,695,242.5
Jun 2019
EUR MillionQuarterly2004 - 2019

Balance of Trade across Europe

Balance of Trade global view
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Country
Last
Previous
Min
Max
Unit
Frequency
Range
Albania
-27,280.1
Sep 2019
-31,606.5
Aug 2019
-39,313.2
Dec 2011
-974.05
Apr 1997
ALL MillionMonthly1993 - 2019
Armenia
-271.6
Sep 2019
-184.5
Aug 2019
-365.35
Dec 2008
-33.98
Aug 2003
USD MillionMonthly2003 - 2019
Austria
-889
Jul 2019
-25
Jun 2019
-1,256
Apr 1991
581
Nov 2014
EUR MillionMonthly1953 - 2019
Belarus
-238.6
Sep 2019
-134.1
Aug 2019
-1,414.9
Nov 2010
466.7
Mar 2012
USD MillionMonthly2000 - 2019
Belgium
1,446.1
Aug 2019
2,921.4
Jul 2019
-1,026.6
Aug 2008
2,921.4
Jul 2019
EUR MillionMonthly1993 - 2019
Bosnia and Herzegovina
-582,365.74
Sep 2019
-621,748.38
Aug 2019
-990,987.59
Dec 2005
-254,261.89
Oct 2000
BAM ThousandMonthly2000 - 2019
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