International trade International 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 BEC (Broad Economic Categories) classification: capital goods, intermediate goods and consumption goods (including or not motor spirit and passenger motor cars). Learn more.

The available indicators are the following: - Gross and seasonally adjusted trade value (in million euro) - Unit value indices - Gross and seasonally adjusted volume indices - Growth rates of trade values and indices

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.

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