European external trade

European external trade – Eurostat

  • The first estimate for the euro area (EA17) trade in goods balance with the rest of the world in February 2012 gave a 2.8 bn euro surplus, compared with -2.8 bn in February 2011. The January 2012 balance was -7.9 bn, compared with -16.1 bn in January 2011. In February 2012 compared with January 2012, seasonally adjusted exports rose by 2.4% and imports by 3.5%.
  • The first estimate for the February 2012 extra-EU27 trade balance was a 9.4 bn euro deficit, compared with -10.5 bn in February 2011. In January 2012 the balance was -23.5 bn, compared with -31.3 bn in January 2011. In February 2012 compared with January 2012, seasonally adjusted exports rose by 1.3% and imports by 3.2%.

 

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