Exports decreased slightly by 0.2 percent from January to € 36.24 billion. Shipments of transport equipment and oil products fell in February, while exports of chemical products, drugs, handbags and drinks rose.
A sharp drop in exports to Germany was partially offset by an increase in sales to Spain, Belgium, the UK and the Netherlands.
Imports fell 5.52 percent from January to € 39.6 billion, due to lower purchases of natural hydrocarbons and refined products.
Year-on-year, sales increased 1.3 percent in February, while purchases fell 4.4 percent.
Considering the first three months of 2014, exports advanced 0.9 percent over the previous quarter and imports fell 1 percent. Year-on-year, shipments were unchanged and imports decreased 1.7 percent.