EU27 current account deficit 17.2 bn euro

First estimate for the third quarter of 2011

  • The EU27 external current account recorded a deficit of 17.2 billion euro in the third quarter of 2011, compared with a deficit of 18.1 bn in the third quarter of 2010.
  • In the third quarter of 2011, the EU27 external balance of trade in goods was in deficit by 34.5 bn euro, compared with a deficit of 31.1 bn in the third quarter of 2010.
  • In the third quarter of 2011, the external balance of trade in services was in surplus by 25.1 bn euro, compared with a surplus of 22.6 bn in the third quarter of 2010.
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