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European Commission - EUROSTAT

May 2015 - Euro area international trade in goods surplus €18.8 bn - €6.3 bn surplus for EU28

Brussels, 16 July 2015

Euro area

The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in May 2015 was €164.4 billion, an increase of 3% compared with May 2014 (€160.2 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €145.6 bn, nearly stable compared with May 2014 (€145.5 bn). As a result, the euro area recorded a €18.8 bn surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in May 2015, compared with +€14.7 in May 2014. Intra-euro area trade rose to €137.3 bn in May 2015, up by 1% compared with May 2014.

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STAT/15/5382

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