Eurozone goods international trade hikes
The eurozone international trade in goods posted a surplus €16.8bn in June, the first estimate from Eurostat has revealed.
The first estimate for the eurozone trade in goods balance with the rest of the world in June 2014 gave a €16.8bn surplus, compared with +€15.7 bn in June 2013.
The May 2014 balance was +€15.4 bn, compared with +€14.6 bn in May 2013. In June 2014 compared with May 2014, seasonally adjusted exports fell by 0.5% while imports rose by 0.5%.
Looking at the EU28, trade balance was a €2.9bn surplus, compared with +€8.6 bn in June 2013. In May 2014 the balance was +€0.5 bn, compared with +€15.0 bn in May 2013. In June 2014 compared with May 2014, seasonally adjusted exports fell by 0.3% and imports by 0.1%, Eurostat also revealed.