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Press release 007 / 2016-01-08: German exports in November 2015: +7.7% on November 2014

WIESBADEN – Germany exported goods to the value of 102.2 billion euros and imported goods to the value of 81.7 billion euros in November 2015. Based on provisional data, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that German exports increased by 7.7% and imports by 5.3% in November 2015 year on year. Compared with October 2015, exports increased by 0.4% and imports by 1.6% in calendar and seasonally adjusted terms. 

The foreign trade balance showed a surplus of 20.6 billion euros in November 2015. In November 2014, the surplus amounted to 17.4 billion euros. In calendar and seasonally adjusted terms, the foreign trade balance recorded a surplus of 19.7 billion euros in November 2015. 

According to provisional results of the Deutsche Bundesbank, the current account of the balance of payments showed a surplus of 24.7 billion euros in November 2015, which takes into account the balances of trade in goods including supplementary trade items (+22.7 billion euros), services (–1.9 billion euros), primary income (+6.5 billion euros) and secondary income (–2.5 billion euros). In November 2014, the German current account showed a surplus of 18.5 billion euros. 

In November 2015, Germany dispatched goods to the value of 60.7 billion euros to the Member States of the European Union (EU), while it received goods to the value of 54.2 billion euros from those countries. Compared with November 2014, exports to the EU countries increased by 9.5%, and imports from those countries by 6.3%. Goods to the value of 37.8 billion euros (+8.8%) were dispatched to the Euro area countries in November 2015, while the value of the goods received from those countries was 36.8 billion euros (+5.5%). In November 2015, goods to the value of 22.9 billion euros (+10.8%) were dispatched to EU countries not belonging to the Euro area, while the value of the goods which arrived from those countries was 17.4 billion euros (+8.2%). 

Exports of goods to countries outside the European Union (third countries) amounted to 41.5 billion euros in November 2015, while imports from those countries totalled 27.4 billion euros. Compared with November 2014, exports to third countries increased by 5.1% and imports from those countries by 3.4%.

Flows of commodities and services in EUR bn 
ItemNovemberJanuary to
November
OctoberNovemberJanuary
to
November
20152014
1 According to calculations of the Deutsche Bundesbank.
Foreign trade
1   Exports (f.o.b.) 102.21,103.9106.294.91,034.7
2   Imports (c.i.f.)81.7874.883.877.5839.5
3  Foreign trade balance (1-2)20.6229.122.317.4195.2
Transition to trade in goods 1
4  Supplementary trade items2.114.52.00.513.1
Current account balances 1
5  Trade in goods (3+4)22.7243.624.417.9208.2
6  Services–1.9–38.1–4.7–2.4–40.6
7  Primary income6.554.46.46.655.2
8  Secondary income–2.5–35.8–3.1–3.6–35.6
Current account (5+6+7+8)24.7224.022.918.5187.2

 

Groups of countries
ItemNovember
2015
January
to
November
2015
Percentage change from
November
2014
January
to
November
2014
billion euro%
Results in accordance with the EU concept (by country of consignment).
Total exports102.21,103.97.76.7
including:
EU Member States60.7642.49.57.3
Euro-zone37.8402.68.85.9
Non-euro-zone22.9239.810.89.8
Third countries41.5461.55.15.8
Total import81.7874.85.34.2
including:
EU Member States54.2573.56.34.5
Euro-zone36.8393.15.53.7
Non-euro-zone17.4180.38.26.2
Third countries27.4301.33.43.7

  

Foreign trade (special trade)
Exports and imports
Original values/calendar and seasonally adjusted values 1 
YearMonthExportsImports
original valuecalendar and seasonally
adjusted value 1
original valuecalendar and seasonally
adjusted value 1
value in
billion euros
change on the same
month of the
previous year
in %
value in
billion euros
change on
previous month
in %
value in
billion euros
change on the same
month of the
previous year
in %
value in
billion euros
change on
previous month
in %
1 Using Census X-12-ARIMA
2014January89.71.893.83.075.00.776.53.3
February91.33.992.3–1.675.35.676.5 0.0
March94.81.090.4–2.178.34.375.2–1.7
April92.9–0.792.82.775.50.175.70.7
May91.13.792.0–0.973.6–0.474.1–2.1
June92.60.893.11.276.62.376.53.1
July100.07.996.13.276.90.975.3–1.5
August83.1–1.692.7–3.669.6–2.275.1–0.3
September101.57.996.23.779.98.377.93.7
October102.94.496.10.081.41.076.3–2.1
November94.91.094.6–1.577.52.076.90.9
December89.19.497.32.870.64.576.3–0.8

2015

January90.00.396.5–0.874.0–1.376.8 0.6
February95.64.797.81.376.21.277.91.4
March107.513.398.70.984.57.979.21.7
April100.48.1100.31.778.64.179.0–0.3
May95.75.0101.91.676.33.679.40.6
June105.614.0100.7–1.181.76.778.8–0.8
July107.17.1102.92.282.26.980.52.2
August87.95.797.6–5.272.74.478.2–2.8
September105.84.3100.22.783.14.081.03.5
October106.23.298.9–1.383.83.078.4–3.2
November102.27.799.30.481.75.379.61.6

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