Eurostat: Euro area international trade in goods surplus Euros 23.6 billion

The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in November 2015 was Euros 173.5 billion, an increase of 6% compared with November 2014 (Euros 163.6 billion). Imports from the rest of the world stood at Euros 149.9 billion, a rise of 5% compared with November 2014 (Euros 143.5 billion). As a result, the euro area recorded a Euros 23.6 billion surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in November 2015, compared with +Euros 20.1 billion in November 2014. Intra-euro area trade rose to Euros 145.7 billion in November 2015, up by 5% compared with November 2014. These data are released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. A Eurostat press release can be found here. (For more information:Enrico Brivio – Tel.: +32 229 56172; Joseph Waldstein – Tel.: +32 229 56184)