German exports in November 2018 at the same level as in November 2017

Source: Destatis Statistisches Bundesamt – In EnglishExports, November 2018116.3 billion euros-0.4% on the previous month (calendar and seasonally adjusted)0.0% on the same month a year earlierImports, November 201895.7 billion euros-1.6% on the previous month (calendar and seasonally adjusted)+3.6% on the same month a year earlier
Foreign trade balance, November 2018:20.5 billion euros19.0 billion euros (calendar and seasonally adjusted)
Current account according to calculations of the Deutsche Bundesbank, November 201821.4 billion euros
Enlarge picture WIESBADEN – Germany exported goods to the value of 116.3 billion euros and imported goods to the value of 95.7 billion euros in November 2018. Based on provisional data, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that German exports in November 2018 remained nearly unchanged on November 2017. Imports rose 3.6% in the same period. After calendar and seasonal adjustment, exports were down 0.4% and imports 1.6% compared with October 2018.
The foreign trade balance showed a surplus of 20.5 billion euros in November 2018. In November 2017, the surplus amounted to 23.8 billion euros. In calendar and seasonally adjusted terms, the foreign trade balance recorded a surplus of 19.0 billion euros in November 2018.
According to provisional results of the Deutsche Bundesbank, the current account of the balance of payments showed a surplus of 21.4 billion euros in November 2018, which takes into account the balances of trade in goods including supplementary trade items (+20.0 billion euros), services (-0.3 billion euros), primary income (+7.4 billion euros) and secondary income (-5.6 billion euros). In November 2017, the German current account showed a surplus of 26.4 billion euros.
In November 2018, Germany exported goods to the value of 68.1 billion euros to the Member States of the European Union (EU), while it imported goods to the value of 54.5 billion euros from those countries. Compared with November 2017, exports to the EU countries increased by 0.3%, and imports from those countries by 3.1%. Goods to the value of 42.8 billion euros (-0.4%) were dispatched to the Euro area countries in November 2018, while the value of the goods received from those countries was 34.8 billion euros (+2.9%). In November 2018, goods to the value of 25.3 billion euros (+1.3%) were exported to EU countries not belonging to the Euro area, while the value of the goods imported from those countries was 19.7 billion euros (+3.3%).
Exports of goods to countries outside the European Union (third countries) amounted to 48.2 billion euros in November 2018, while imports from those countries totalled 41.2 billion euros. Compared with November 2017, exports to third countries declined by 0.4% and imports from those countries increased by 4.3%.
Flows of commodities and servicesin EUR bn
Item
November
JanuarytoNovember
October
November
JanuarytoNovember
2018
2017
1 According to calculations of the Deutsche Bundesbank
Foreign trade
1   Exports (f.o.b.)
116.3
1,221.7
117.4
116.3
1,178.4
2   Imports (c.i.f.)
95.7
1,007.6
98.4
92.4
948.9
3  Foreign trade balance (1-2)
20.5
214.2
18.9
23.8
229.5
Transition to trade in goods 1
4  Supplementary trade items
-0.5
16.3
1.1
1.5
20.6
Current account balances 1
5  Trade in goods (3+4)
20.0
230.4
20.1
25.3
250.1
6  Services
-0.3
-19.4
-3.6
-0.5
-23.9
7  Primary income
7.4
58.9
6.8
6.9
55.7
8  Secondary income
-5.6
-41.9
-4.4
-5.3
-49.1
Current account (5+6+7+8)
21.4
228.0
18.9
26.4
232.8
Groups of countries
Item
November2018
JanuarytoNovember2018
change on
November2017
JanuarytoNovember2017
billion euro
%
Total exports
116.3
1,221.7
-0.0
3.7
including:
EU Member States
68.1
723.4
0.3
4.5
Euro-zone
42.8
456.6
-0.4
5.2
Non-euro-zone
25.3
266.8
1.3
3.4
Third countries
48.2
498.3
-0.4
2.5
Total imports
95.7
1,007.6
3.6
6.2
including:
EU Member States
54.5
575.5
3.1
6.7
Euro-zone
34.8
373.6
2.9
7.3
Non-euro-zone
19.7
201.9
3.3
5.7
Third countries
41.2
432.1
4.3
5.5

Foreign trade (special trade)Exports and importsOriginal values/calendar and seasonally adjusted values 1 
Year
Month
Exports
Imports
original value
calendar and seasonallyadjusted value 1
original value
calendar and seasonallyadjusted value 1
value inbillion euros
change on the samemonth of theprevious yearin %
value inbillion euros
change onprevious monthin %
value inbillion euros
change on the samemonth of theprevious yearin %
value inbillion euros
change onprevious monthin %
1 Using Census X-12-ARIMA
2017
January
98.8
11.3
103.1
2.3
83.7
11.2
84.2
2.3
February
102.4
3.9
105.5
2.3
82.1
3.4
84.0
-0.1
March
118.1
11.0
105.1
-0.4
92.8
14.6
85.7
1.9
April
100.8
-3.0
106.0
0.9
82.8
5.1
86.2
0.7
May
110.5
14.1
107.2
1.1
88.4
15.9
86.8
0.7
June
107.2
1.0
105.1
-1.9
84.8
3.4
84.1
-3.2
July
103.1
7.6
105.5
0.4
84.1
9.3
85.2
1.3
August
103.0
7.3
107.9
2.2
82.7
7.9
86.4
1.5
September
110.3
4.5
107.9
0.0
86.1
5.2
85.7
-0.9
October
108.0
6.9
107.4
-0.4
88.9
8.1
87.0
1.6
November
116.3
8.0
110.8
3.1
92.4
7.9
88.5
1.7
December
100.5
3.5
110.8
0.0
82.1
4.2
89.3
0.9
2018
January
107.1
8.4
110.5
-0.3
89.9
7.4
89.6
0.3
February
104.7
2.3
108.0
-2.3
86.5
5.2
88.5
-1.2
March
116.1
-1.7
109.5
1.4
91.5
-1.4
88.0
-0.6
April
110.2
9.4
109.3
-0.2
89.8
8.5
89.8
2.1
May
109.1
-1.3
111.0
1.6
89.0
0.7
90.4
0.7
June
115.3
7.6
110.9
-0.1
93.4
10.1
91.4
1.0
July
111.0
7.6
110.3
-0.5
94.6
12.5
93.8
2.7
August
105.4
2.4
110.4
0.1
87.7
6.1
91.7
-2.2
September
109.2
-1.0
110.0
-0.3
90.9
5.6
92.3
0.6
October
117.4
8.7
111.0
0.9
98.4
10.8
93.1
0.8
November
116.3
0.0
110.6
-0.4
95.7
3.6
91.6
-1.6
First detailed provisional results by country of origin/country of destination and by chapter of the Commodity Classification for Foreign Trade Statistics as well as a comparative table based on the country of origin/country of consignment concepts are available for downloading (only in German).
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