In January, exports increased a seasonally and working-day adjusted 2.3% over the previous month, which contrasted the 4.4% contraction recorded in December and overshot market expectations of a 1.6% rise. Meanwhile, imports expanded 2.4% in January, which contrasted the 3.9% drop tallied in December and was above analysts expectations of 1.4% increase. In annual terms, exports accelerated from a 4.9% increase in December to a 9.3% expansion in January. Meanwhile, imports grew 6.3% in January, faster than the 5.4% increase recorded in December. As a result, the trade balance improved from EUR 12.9 billion in December to EUR 13.1 billion in January.
Germany Trade Balance
Exports bounce back in January
March 9, 2012
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Germany Economic News
October 24, 2016
The Markit Flash Composite Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) rose from 52.8 in September to 55.1 in October.
October 10, 2016
The seasonally- and calendar-adjusted trade surplus increased from EUR 19.4 billion in July to EUR 22.2 billion in August, driven up by recovering exports.
October 7, 2016
In August, industrial production rose 2.5% from the previous month in seasonally-adjusted terms, in contrast to July’s large 1.6% drop, which had been the lowest reading in nearly two years.
September 29, 2016
Consumer prices in September rose 0.1% in a month-on-month comparison, according to preliminary data released by the Federal Statistics Office (Destatis) on 29 September.
September 28, 2016
Heading into October, the mood among German consumers weakened slightly but still stayed at a high level.