In June, the current account balance incurred a deficit of EUR 257 million, which represents an improvement over the EUR 1.3 billion shortfall recorded in the same month last year and marks, in fact, the smallest monthly deficit in over a decade. The trade balance reached a EUR 2.2 billion deficit in June, an improvement over the EUR 3.4 billion deficit recorded in the same month last year, as exports outpaced imports. Exports increased 4.9%, slightly down from the 5.5% expansion recorded in May. Meanwhile, imports declined 1.1%, which followed the 2.1% fall recorded in the previous month. As a result of the monthly figure, the 12-month moving sum of the current account balance improved, stepping up from a EUR 31.1 billion deficit in May to a EUR 30.1 billion deficit in June, the smallest shortfall in over eight years.
Spain Current Account
Current account deficit continues to narrow
August 31, 2012
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Spain Current Account Chart
Note: Monthly current account balance and 12-month sum in EUR billion.
Source: Bank of Spain.
Spain Economic News
October 7, 2016
In August, industrial production expanded 4.0% from the same month last year in working-day adjusted terms.
October 5, 2016
The Markit Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) Composite Output Index came in at 54.1 in September, which was slightly below August’s 54.8 reading.
September 30, 2016
Spain’s current account balance incurred a surplus of EUR 3.0 billion in July, which was above the EUR 2.7 billion surplus recorded in the same month of last year and marked the highest reading since December 2014.
September 29, 2016
In August, retail sales rose 4.9% over the same month last year as the discount season drew to an end.
September 29, 2016
In July, the Spanish Board of Architects (Colegio de Arquitectos Técnicos) granted 6,267 new construction permits, according to data published by the Ministry of Public Works (Ministerio de Fomento).