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Press release 269 / 2012-08-08: German exports in June 2012: +7.4%on June 2011

 

WIESBADEN – Germanyexported commodities to the value of Euro 94.6 billion and imported commodities to the value of Euro 76.7 billion in June 2012. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports on the basis of provisional data that German exports hence increased by 7.4% and imports by 1.5% in June 2012 on June 2011. After calendar and seasonal adjustment, exports decreased by 1.5% and imports by 3.0% compared with May 2012.

The foreign trade balance showed a surplus of Euro 17.9 billion in June 2012. In June 2011, the surplus had amounted to Euro 12.5 billion. In calendar and seasonally adjusted terms, the foreign trade balance recorded a surplus of Euro 16.2 billion in June 2012. 

According to provisional results of the Deutsche Bundesbank, the current account of the balance of payments showed a surplus of Euro 16.5 billion in June 2012, which included the balance of services (– Euro 1.0 billion), factor income net (+ Euro 4.7 billion), current transfers (– Euro 2.3 billion), and supplementary trade items (– Euro 2.7 billion). In June 2011, the German current account had showed a surplus of Euro 11.0 billion. 

In June 2012, Germany dispatched commodities to the value of Euro 53.6 billion to the Member States of the European Union (EU), while it received commodities to the value of Euro 49.3 billion from those countries. Compared with June 2011, dispatches to the EU countries decreased by 0.5%, and arrivals from those countries by 1.4%. Commodities to the value of Euro 35.5 billion (–3.0%) were dispatched to the Euro area countries in June 2012, while the value of the commodities received from those countries was Euro 34.9 billion (–2.8%). In June 2012, commodities to the value of Euro 18.0 billion (+4.8%) were dispatched to EU countries not belonging to the Euro area, while the value of the commodities which arrived from those countries was Euro 14.4 billion (+2.2%). 

Exports of commodities to countries outside the European Union (third countries) amounted to Euro 41.1 billion in June 2012, while imports from those countries totalled Euro 27.5 billion. Compared with June 2011, exports to third countries increased by 19.8% and imports from those countries by 7.2%.

Flows of commodities and services in Euro billion
ItemJuneJanuary to JuneMayJuneJanuary to June
20122011
Discrepancies in the totals may occur due to rounding.
1   Exports (f.o.b.)94.6550.492.788.1525.3
2   Imports (c.i.f.)76.7457.177.275.6446,5
Balance of
3   Foreign trade (1-2)17.993.315.612.578.8
4   Services–1.0–1.8–1.0–2.3–1.2
5   Factor income (net)4,720.6–0.75.113.3
6   Current transfers–2.3–21.8–1.6–2.6–18.2
7   Supplementary trade items–2.7–13.6–4.1–1.8–6.4
8   Current account (3+4+5+6+7)16.576.78.111.066.2

 

Groups of countries
Discrepancies in the totals may occur due to rounding.
Total exports94.6550.47.44.8
Including:
EU Member States53.6319.0–0,50.6
Euro area35.5212.0–3.0–1.1
Non-euro area18.0107.14.84.2
Third countries41.1231.419.811.1
Total imports76.7457.11.52.4
Including:
EU Member States49.3290.7–1.42.0
Euro area34.9204.8–2.81.5
Non-euro area14.485.92.23.3
Third countries27.5166.47.23.0
Foreign trade (special trade)
Exports and imports
Original values/calendar and seasonally adjusted values 1
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1 Using Census X-12-ARIMA.
2011January78.624.183.6 0.268.524.471.54.0
February84.120.185.01.772.127.173.42.6
March98.214.789.85.679.414.575.22.5
April84.312.186.7–3.473.418.174.5–0.9
May92.020.888.72.377.417.276.32.4
June88.13.388.1–0.675.66.276.2–0.1
July85.75.387.2–1.075.310.076.50.5
August85.114.490.03.273.513.276.5–0.1
September95.010.590.70.777.812.075.8–0.9
October89.23.788.2–2.777.98.975.80.1
November94.88.290.22.278.97.075.6–0.2
December85.04.987.3–3.172.15.472.7–3.9

2012

January86.09.389.52.472.86.274.72.8
February91.28.590.81.576.35.876.92.9
March98.80.691.60.881.42.577.60.9
April87.13.490.0–1.772.7–1.073.8–4.9
May92.70.893.74.277.2–0.378.46.2
June94.67.492.3–1.576.7–1.576.1–3.0

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