German exports in September 2016: +0.9% on September 2015

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Headline: German exports in September 2016: +0.9% on September 2015

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WIESBADEN – Germany exported goods to the value of 106.4 billion euros and imported goods to the value of 82.0 billion euros in September 2016. Based on provisional data, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that German exports increased by 0.9% and imports decreased by 1.4% in September 2016 year on year. Compared with August 2016, exports decreased by a calendar and seasonally adjusted 0.7%, and imports by 0.5%. 

The foreign trade balance showed a surplus of 24.4 billion euros in September 2016. In September 2015, the surplus amounted to 22.3 billion euros. In calendar and seasonally adjusted terms, the foreign trade balance recorded a surplus of 21.3 billion euros in September 2016. 

According to provisional results of the Deutsche Bundesbank, the current account of the balance of payments showed a surplus of 24.2 billion euros in September 2016, which takes into account the balances of trade in goods including supplementary trade items (+26.2 billion euros), services (-3.6 billion euros), primary income (+4.3 billion euros) and secondary income (-2.7 billion euros). In September 2015, the German current account showed a surplus of 25.8 billion euros. 

In September 2016, Germany exported goods to the value of 63.4 billion euros to the Member States of the European Union (EU), while it imported goods to the value of 55.2 billion euros from those countries. Compared with September 2015, exports to the EU countries increased by 2.3%, while imports from those countries were down 0.3%. Goods to the value of 39.5 billion euros (+2.3%) were dispatched to the Euro area countries in September 2016, while the value of the goods received from those countries was 37.0 billion euros (-2.2%). In September 2016, goods to the value of 24.0 billion euros (+2.2%) were exported to EU countries not belonging to the Euro area, while the value of the goods imported from those countries was 18.3 billion euros (+3.8%). 

Exports of goods to countries outside the European Union (third countries) amounted to 43.0 billion euros in September 2016, while imports from those countries totalled 26.8 billion euros. Compared with September 2015, exports to third countries decreased by 1.0% and imports from those countries by 3.6%. 

The results of reference year 2016 were revised as regards exports, and the results of reference year 2015 are now final.
Flows of commodities and servicesin EUR bnItemSeptemberJanuary toSeptemberAugustSeptemberJanuarytoSeptember20162015 1 According to calculations of the Deutsche Bundesbank.Foreign trade1  Exports (f.o.b.)106.4901.096.4105.4893.42  Imports (c.i.f.)82.0708.076.583.2709.73  Foreign trade balance (1-2)24.4192.919.922.3183.7Transition to trade in goods 14  Supplementary trade items1.817.11.73.111.8Current account balances 15  Trade in goods (3+4)26.2210.021.725.3195.56  Services–3.6–23.8–5.6–4.1–24.57  Primary income4.340.45.76.138.88  Secondary income–2.7–28.6–4.5–1.6–29.5Current account (5+6+7+8)24.2198.017.425.8180.3
Groups of countriesItemSeptember2016JanuarytoSeptember2016Percentage change fromSeptember2015JanuarytoSeptember2015billion euro%Results in accordance with the EU concept (by country of consignment)Total exports106.4901.00.90.8including:EU Member States63.4531.22.32.5Euro-zone39.5330.42.31.7Non-euro-zone24.0200.82.23.8Third countries43.0369.8–1.0–1.4Total imports82.0708.0–1.4–0.2including:EU Member States55.2470.0–0.31.3Euro-zone37.0319.5–2.20.2Non-euro-zone18.3150.63.83.8Third countries26.8238.0–3.6–3.2
Foreign trade (special trade)Exports and importsOriginal values/calendar and seasonally adjusted values 1 YearMonthExportsImportsoriginal valuecalendar and seasonally adjusted value 1original valuecalendar and seasonally adjusted value 1value inbillion euroschange on the samemonth of theprevious yearin %value inbillion euroschange on previous monthin %value inbillion euroschange on the samemonth of theprevious yearin %value inbillion euroschange on previous monthin % 1 Using Census X-12-ARIMA2015January89.70.096.8–1.174.0–1.376.7–0.2February95.44.598.01.376.21.277.51.1March107.613.598.60.684.68.079.62.7April100.17.8100.01.478.84.479.4–0.3May95.44.8101.51.576.33.679.70.4June105.313.6100.0–1.481.76.779.0–1.0July106.76.8102.52.482.37.080.51.9August87.75.696.9–5.472.74.578.3–2.7September105.43.999.62.883.24.280.52.9October105.82.998.7–1.084.13.378.6–2.3November102.78.299.71.182.26.079.71.4December91.62.997.9–1.873.33.778.4–1.72016January88.5–1.498.10.275.31.779.51.4February99.34.199.21.179.54.379.3–0.3March106.7–0.9100.61.580.9–4.377.6–2.0April104.03.9100.6–0.078.7–0.277.70.1May97.01.699.3–1.376.2–0.177.70.0June106.51.299.2–0.182.00.478.20.6July96.3–9.897.9–1.476.9–6.578.1–0.1August96.49.9101.23.476.55.279.61.9September106.40.9100.5–0.782.0–1.479.2–0.5For further information: Dirk Mohr,tel: +49 (0) 611 / 75 24 75,contact form
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