The Eurozone trade surplus fell to 16.5 billion euros in may
The positive balance of the Eurozone foreign trade balance (with countries that are not members of the Eurozone) in may 2018 amounted to 16.5 billion euros compared to 16.7 billion euros in April, according to Eurostat data. In may 2017, the Eurozone recorded a trade surplus of 19.3 billion euros.
Exports of the 19 countries of the Eurozone to States that are not members of the Euro zone, made up in the last month 189,6 billion euros, down 0.8% compared to the same period last year. Imports increased by 0.7% to 173.1 billion euros.
In January-may, exports grew by 2.8% to 927.6 billion euros, imports rose by 2.8% and amounted to 847.6 billion euros. The foreign trade surplus increased by 2.6% to EUR 80 billion.
In may, 28 EU countries had a positive trade balance with non-EU countries of € 0.2 billion. In January-may, a deficit of 9.1 billion euros was recorded.