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Euro area international trade in goods surplus €10.9 bn

The first estimate for euro area exports of goods to the rest of the world in April 2021 was €193.8 billion, an increase of 43.2% compared with April 2020 (€135.3 bn), which had beenheavily affected by the COVID-19 containment measures widely introduced by the Member States.

Imports from the rest of the world stood at €182.8 bn, a rise of 37.4% compared with April 2020 (€133.0 bn).

As a result, the euro arearecorded a €10.9 bn surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in April 2021, compared with +€2.3 bn in April 2020.

Eurostat, 15 June 2021