Germany's trade surplus declined to EUR 12.8 billion in August 2020, from EUR 16.4 billion in the same month of the previous year, as the coronavirus pandemic hit global demand. Exports dropped 10.2 percent due to lower sales to the European Union (-7 percent) and to third countries (-13.6 percent), in particular the UK (-7.3 percent), the US (-21.1 percent) and China (-1.1 percent). Imports fell at a softer 7.9 percent, as purchases from the EU dropped 5.4 percent and those from third countries tumbled 10.5 percent. Among these, imports fell from the UK (-22.2 percent) and the US (-5.2 percent), while imports from China were unchanged. On a seasonally adjusted basis, exports rose 2.4 percent from a month earlier, beating expectations of 1.4 percent, while imports were up 5.8 percent, compared to forecasts of a 1.4 percent gain.
Balance of Trade in Germany averaged 5488.40 EUR Million from 1950 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 25455.63 EUR Million in March of 2016 and a record low of -535.91 EUR Million in April of 1991. This page provides - Germany Balance of Trade - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. Germany Balance of Trade - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on October of 2020. source: Federal Statistical Office
Balance of Trade in Germany is expected to be 9400.00 EUR Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Balance of Trade in Germany to stand at 1800.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the Germany Balance of Trade is projected to trend around 6800.00 EUR Million in 2021 and 4600.00 EUR Million in 2022, according to our econometric models.