The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in September 2017 was €187.1
billion, an increase of 5.6% compared with September 2016 (€177.2 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at
€160.7 bn, a rise of 5.1% compared with September 2016 (€152.9 bn). As a result, the euro area recorded a €26.4
bn surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in September 2017, compared with +€24.3 bn in September
2016. Intra-euro area trade rose to €157.6 bn in September 2017, up by 4.9% compared with September 2016.
Portugal recorded a 10 bn euros trade deficit, 2 bn worst than last year results.