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Press release 005 / 2013-01-08: German exports in November 2012 unchanged on November 2011

WIESBADEN – Germany exported goods to the value of 94.1 billion euros and imported goods to the value of 77.1 billion euros in November 2012. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports on the basis of provisional data that German exports in November 2012 hence were unchanged on November 2011 and that imports were down by 1.2%. After calendar and seasonal adjustment, exports decreased by 3.4% and imports by 3.7% compared with October 2012. 

The foreign trade balance showed a surplus of 17.0 billion euros in November 2012. In November 2011, the surplus had amounted to 16.1 billion euros. In calendar and seasonally adjusted terms, the foreign trade balance recorded a surplus of 14.6 billion euros in November 2012. 

According to provisional results of the Deutsche Bundesbank, the current account of the balance of payments showed a surplus of 15.3 billion euros in November 2012, which included the balance of services (–0.2 billion euros), factor income net (+4.7 billion euros), current transfers (–3.2 billion euros), and supplementary trade items (–2.9 billion euros). In November 2011, the German current account showed a surplus of 16.1 billion euros. 

In November 2012, Germany dispatched goods to the value of 53.0 billion euros to the Member States of the European Union (EU), while it received goods to the value of 50.0 billion euros from those countries. Compared with November 2011, dispatches to the EU countries decreased by 4.0%, and arrivals from those countries increased by 0.9%. Goods to the value of 35.0 billion euros (–5.7%) were dispatched to the euro area countries in November 2012, while the value of the goods received from those countries was 34.8 billion euros (+1.1%). In November 2012, goods to the value of 18.0 billion euros (–0.6%) were dispatched to EU countries not belonging to the euro area, while the value of the goods which arrived from those countries was 15.3 billion euros (+0.5%). 

Exports of goods to countries outside the European Union (third countries) amounted to 41.1 billion euros in November 2012, while imports from those countries totalled 27.0 billion euros. Compared with November 2011, exports to third countries increased by 5.6%, while imports from those countries decreased by 4.9%. 

Flows of goods and services in Euro billion
ItemNovemberJanuary to
November
OctoberNovemberJanuary to
November
20122011
Discrepancies in the totals may occur due to rounding.
1   Exports (f.o.b.)94.11,018.498.494.1976.4
2   Imports (c.i.f.)77.1842.282.778.0830.2
Balance of
3   Foreign trade (1-2)17.0176.215.716.1146.2
4   Services–0.2–9.8–1.9–0.0–9.5
5   Factor income (net)4.746.75.25.440.9
6   Current transfers–3.2–37.7–3.3–3.6–34.9
7   Supplementary trade items–2.9–26.8–2.6–1.8–16.4
8   Current account (3+4+5+6+7)15.3148.713.216.1126.3

  

Groups of countries
Item

November

2012

January to
November
2012
Percentage change from
November
2011
January to
November
2011
billions of eurosin %
Total exports94.11,018.40.04.3
Including: 
EU Member States53.0581.5–4.00.2
Euro area35.0382.8–5.7–1.7
Non-euro area18.0198.8–0.63.9
Third countries41.1436.95.610.4
Total imports77.1842.2–1.21.4
Including: 
EU Member States50.0534.40.91.6
Euro area34.8374.01.11.3
Non-euro area15.3160.40.52.3
Third countries27.0307.8–4.91.1

 

Foreign trade (special trade)
Exports and imports
Original values/calendar and seasonally adjusted values 1 
YearMonthExportsImports
original valuecalendar and seasonally adjusted value 1original valuecalendar and seasonally adjusted value 1
value
in
billions of euros
change on the same month of the previous year
in %
value
in
billions of euros
change on previous month
in %
value
in
billions of euros
change on the same month of the previous year
in %
value
in
billions of euros
change on previous month
in %
1 Using Census X-12-ARIMA.
2011January79.325.284.10.869.426.072.24.1
February84.520.885.31.472.427.673.41.7
March98.715.390.15.679.815.175.12.2
April84.512.486.8–3.673.718.574.8–0.4
May92.421.288.52.077.517.475.81.3
June88.13.388.5–0.175.25.675.8 0.0
July85.65.287.1–1.575.09.775.90.2
August85.314.690.03.273.513.276.10.3
September95.010.591.31.577.711.776.20.1
October89.13.688.1–3.478.19.275.9–0.4
November94.17.489.71.778.05.875.8–0.1
December84.84.787.1–2.872.35.673.6–2.9
2012January86.08.489.32.572.84.974.51.2
February91.27.990.61.576.35.476.62.8
March98.80.191.40.881.42.077.10.6
April87.13.189.9–1.772.7–1.373.9–4.1
May92.70.493.33.877.2–0.577.75.1
June94.77.592.9–0.476.82.176.1–2.0
July93.59.292.7–0.276.62.176.20.1
August90.25.794.92.373.90.576.40.3
September91.7–3.492.6–2.474.8–3.675.8–0.9
October98.410.592.80.282.76.077.92.9
November94.10.089.6–3.477.1–1.275.1–3.7

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