International trade

International trade What is it about?

International trade statistics are an important data source for many public and private sector decision-makers at international, European Union and national level. For example, at the European Union level, international trade data are extensively used for multilateral and bilateral negotiations within the framework of the common commercial policy, to define and implement anti-dumping policy, to evaluate the progress of the Single Market and many other policies. Moreover, they constitute an essential source for the compilation of balance of payments statistics and national accounts.

What information can I find here?

International trade in goods statistics display data for both extra-EU and intra-EU trade:

  • Extra-EU trade statistics cover the trading of goods between a Member State and a non-member country
  • Intra-EU trade statistics cover the trading of goods between Member States.

The International trade Euro-Indicators are published for the euro area and its 19 Member States as well as for the European Union and its 28 Member States. They refer only to the extra-zone trade (i.e. the extra-euro area and extra-EU trade).

International trade statistics are broken down by major product groups defined on the basis of the Broad Economic Categories (BEC) classification.

For more detailed information on international trade in goods statistics, please see the dedicated section on the Eurostat website.

Below you can access the international trade in goods data either using our ready-made tables or datasets. The latter provide some more detailed information and give you the possibility to customise your data extraction. Data is also disseminated via news releases which are listed below; please see also the release calendar.

Access to the data via ready made tables (Main tables)

Access to more detailed data (database)