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Euro area external trade deficit 10.5 bn eu o 26.3 bn euro deficit for EU27

Posted by benjamin-nicolau en marzo 23, 2009

 

Euro area external trade deficit 10.5 bn eu o 26.3 bn euro deficit for EU27

The first estimate for the euro area1 (EA16) trade balance with the rest of the world in January 2009 gave a 10.5 bn euro deficit, compared with -11.1 bn in January 2008. The December 20082 balance was -1.7 bn, compared with ‑4.5 bn in December 2007. In January 2009 compared with December 2008, seasonally adjusted exports fell by 10.7% and imports by 7.3%.

The first estimate for the January 2009 extra-EU271 trade balance was a deficit of 26.3 bn euro, compared with
-30.3 bn in January 2008. In December 20082, the balance was -11.0 bn, compared with -17.7 bn in December 2007. In January 2009 compared with December 2008, seasonally adjusted exports
fell by 16.7% and imports by 8.1%.

 

 Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities.

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