Germany exported goods to the value of 110.4 billion euros and imported goods to the value of 86.3 billion euros in September 2017. Based on provisional data, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that German exports increased by 4.6% and imports by 5.5% in September 2017 year on year. After calendar and seasonal adjustment, exports fell by 0.4% and imports by 1.0% compared with August 2017.
The foreign trade balance showed a surplus of 24.1 billion euros in September 2017. In September 2016, the surplus amounted to +23.7 billion euros. In calendar and seasonally adjusted terms, the foreign trade balance recorded a surplus of 21.8 billion euros in September 2017.