In August 2016, exports of goods increased by 6.1% and imports of goods grew by 10.6% vis-à-vis August 2015
(-4.6% and -7.3% respectively, in July 2016). Excluding Fuels and lubricants, exports grew by 8.3% and imports increased by 14.2% (-3.0% and -3.2% respectively, in July 2016).
Trade balance deficit reached EUR 1 160 million in August 2016, increasing by EUR 248 million when compared with August 2015. Trade balance deficit, excluding Fuels and lubricants, stood at EUR 805 million, corresponding to an increase of EUR 256 million vis-à-vis August 2015.
In the quarter ended in August 2016, exports of goods decreased by 0.8% and imports of goods increased by 0.1%, when compared with the quarter ended in August 2015.