International trade in goods, February 2017, Eurostat

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Euro area international trade in goods surplus €17.8 bn

€1.7 bn surplus for EU28

Euro area The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in February 2017 was €170.3 billion, an increase of 4% compared with February 2016 (€163.2 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €152.6 bn, a rise of 5% compared with February 2016 (€144.9 bn). As a result, the euro area recorded a €17.8 bn surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in February 2017, compared with +€18.2 bn in February 2016. Intra-euro area trade rose to €149.1 bn in February 2017, up by 5% compared with February 2016.

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

In January to February 2017, euro area exports of goods to the rest of the world rose to €333.7 bn (an increase of 8% compared with January-February 2016), while imports rose to €316.4 bn (an increase of 11% compared with January-February 2016). As a result the euro area recorded a surplus of €17.3 bn, compared with +€23.0 bn in January-February 2016. Intra-euro area trade rose to €294.9 bn in January-February 2017, up by 8% compared with January-February 2016.



Original title:  Euro area international trade in goods surplus €17.8 bn

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