The first estimate for the euro area (EA17) trade in goods balance with the rest of the world in August 2013 gave a 7.1 billion euro surplus, compared with +4.6 bn in August 2012.
The July 2013 balance was +18.0 bn, compared with +13.8 bn in July 2012. In August 2013 compared with July 2013, seasonally adjusted exports rose by 1.0% and imports by 0.2%. These data are released by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. The first estimate for the August 2013 extra-EU28 trade balance was a 2.8 bn euro deficit, compared with -14.9 bn in August 2012. In July 2013 the balance was +10.3 bn, compared with +1.2 bn in July 2012. In August 2013 compared with July 2013, seasonally adjusted exports rose by 0.3% while imports fell by 1.1%.