Thursday, September 17, 2009

Eurozone's trade balance, Jan. - July 2009

(Source: Eurostat)
In the January to June period this year, the Eurozone's trade surplus in manufactured goods increased to Euro 96.5 billion (Euro 145.2 billion in the same period of 2008). Its trade deficit in energy products decreased to Euro 97.6 billion (from Euro 156.7 billion in Q1+Q2 2008).

In July, the Eurozone (16 member states of the EU that use the Euro) trade surplus was Euro 12.6 billion, the largest in 7 years!

Eurostat also revised the volume of the June trade surplus, up, to Euro 5.4 billion (from an initial stat of Euro 4.6 billion).

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