New EU trade figures

Report by Eurostat may be found here (date of publication: August 18th 2014)

Seasonally adjusted data 

EA tradeEU trade


Euro Area 

  • €16.8 billion surplus trade balance


  • €2.9 bn surplus trade balance
  • decrease in the energy deficit
  • increase in exports to China – second major trading partner – and South Korea
  • increase in imports from South Korea, Switzerland and Turkey
  • decrease in exports to Switzerland, Russia and India
  • decrease in imports from Russia, Brazil and Japan
  • US remains major trading partner
  • Biggest deficit with China

Member States

  • Largest surplus: Germany, Netherlands, Ireland and Italy
  • Largest deficits: UK, France, Spain and Greece



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