In June, exports rose to €92.8 billion from €88.6 billion in May. The rise in exports was driven by sales to non-European Union countries which were up 2.2 percent on the year to €39.2 billion. Shipments to the Member States of the European Union amounted to €53.6 billion, of which €35.0 billion were shipments to Euro Area countries.
Imports increased slightly to €75.9 billion from €75.0 billion in the previous month. Imports from the EU totalled €49.1 billion of which €34.8 billion came from the Euro Area. Purchases from non-European Union Members decreased 2.7 percent on the year to €26.7 billion.