The eurozone registers a trade deficit of 34,400 million in September

MADRID, 15 Nov.

The eurozone registers a trade deficit of 34,400 million in September

MADRID, 15 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) -

The negative balance of the eurozone's trade balance stood at 34.4 billion euros last September, compared to the surplus of 6.7 billion euros in the same month of 2021, according to data on international trade in goods published this Tuesday Eurostat, the community statistics office.

Specifically, exports of goods to the rest of the world rose by 23.6%, to 259,600 million euros, while imports expanded by 44.5%, to 294,000 million. The commercial activity between the partners of the euro experienced an increase of 247,600 million euros, which is equivalent to a year-on-year increase of 27.3%.

Regarding the activity registered in the first nine months of the year, the eurozone registered a trade deficit of 266,600 million euros, compared to a surplus of 129,200 million in the same period last year. Exports up to September grew by 19.2%, to 2,120 billion euros, while imports advanced by 44.7%, to 2,386 billion. The commercial activity between the partners of the euro between January and September was 27.1% higher, standing at 2,021 billion.

On its side, the trade balance of the European Union (EU) showed a negative balance of 45,800 million, multiplying by 152 the trade deficit of September 2021.

Exports from the community bloc to the rest of the world in the ninth month of the year grew by 24% year-on-year, to 232,000 million, while imports advanced by 48.2%, to 277,800 million. The commercial activity between them was 383,000 million, 26.1% more.

Between January and September, the Twenty-seven observed exports of 1,889 billion euros, 18.8% more, while exports were 2,247 billion, 49.7% more. The commercial activity between the Member States until September reached 3,131 billion, 25% more.

The United States remained the country to which the EU directed the most exports until September, with 375.5 billion euros (29%). Behind were the United Kingdom, with 243,600 million (917.7%) and China, with 170,500 million (2.8%). In turn, the Twenty-seven imported goods mainly from China (470.7 billion), the United States (262.3 billion) and the United Kingdom (167.3 billion).

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