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October 18, 2019


The European Central Bank reported today that the Euro Area (EA19) current account (working day and seasonally adjusted) recorded a surplus of €26.6 billion in August 2019. Surpluses of €27.7 billion in net goods trade, €5.5 billion in net services trade and €7.2 billion in net primary income, were partially offset by a deficit of €13.7 billion in net secondary income accounts. 


In August 2019, Euro Area exports of goods and services increased €1.7 billion to €281.7 billion, and Imports of goods and services decreased €1.5 billion to €248.5 billion. The net trade surplus increased €3.2 billion to €33.2 billion.


Sources: European Central Bank:  Press Release | Database | Selected BOP Data   |    Competitiveness indicator



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