Euro area international trade in goods surplus €24.9 bn

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The FINANCIAL — The first estimate for euro area1 (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in April 2015 was €173.6 billion, an increase of 9% compared with April 2014 (€159.6 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €148.7 bn, a rise of 3% compared with April 2014 (€144.7 bn). As a result, the euro area recorded a €24.9 bn surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in April 2015, compared with +€14.9 in April 2014. Intra-euro area trade rose to €141.0 bn in April 2015, up by 2% compared with April 2014.

These data are released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union.

International trade in goods of the euro area, € bn

In January to April 2015, euro area exports of goods to the rest of the world rose to €664.6 bn (an increase of 6% compared with January-April 2014), while imports rose to €587.5 bn (an increase of 1% compared with January- April 2014). As a result the euro area recorded a surplus of €77.1 bn, compared with +€45.5 bn in January-April 2014. Intra-euro area trade rose to €560.7 bn in January-April 2015, up by 1% compared with January-April 2014.

European Union

The first estimate for extra-EU281 exports of goods in April 2015 was €155.4 billion, up by 12% compared with April 2014 (€138.5 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €143.2 bn, up by 4% compared with April 2014 (€137.7 bn). As a result, the EU28 recorded a €12.2 bn surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in April 2015, compared with +€0.8 in April 2014. Intra-EU28 trade2 rose to €254.1 bn in April 2015, up by 4% compared with April 2014.

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International trade in goods of the EU28, € bn

In January to April 2015, extra-EU28 exports of goods rose to €582.5 bn (an increase of 6% compared with January-April 2014), while imports rose to €567.4 bn (an increase of 3% compared with January-April 2014). As a result, the EU28 recorded a surplus of €15.1 bn, compared with -€5.0 bn in January-April 2014. Intra-EU28 trade rose to €1010.7 bn in January-April 2015, +3% compared with January-April 2014.

 

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