EU and Eurozone trade stats released today by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union (first estimate for November 2009):
The first estimate for the Eurozone trade balance with the rest of the world in November 2009 gave a 4.8 bn euro surplus, compared with -7.0 bn in November 2008.
The October 2009 balance was +6.6 bn, compared with -1.2 bn in October 2008. In November 2009 compared with October 2009, seasonally adjusted exports fell by 0.4%, while imports rose by 0.3%.
The first estimate for the November 2009 extra-EU trade balance was a 5.8 bn euro deficit, compared with -24.4 bn in November 2008. In October 2009 2 the balance was -4.8 bn, compared with -18.3 bn in October 2008. In November 2009 compared with October 2009, seasonally adjusted exports rose by 1.9% and imports by 1.5%.