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The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in August 2016 was €160.3 billion, an increase of 8% compared with August 2015 (€148.1 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €141.9 bn, a rise of 4% compared with August 2015 (€136.9 bn). As a result, the euro area recorded a €18.4 bn surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in August 2016, compared with +€11.2 bn in August 2015. Intra-euro area trade rose to €121.6 bn in August 2016, up by 6% compared with August 2015.
In January to August 2016, euro area exports of goods to the rest of the world stood at €1 335.3 bn (a decrease of 1% compared with January-August 2015) and imports at €1 156.6 bn (a decrease of 3% compared with JanuaryAugust 2015). As a result the euro area recorded a surplus of €178.7 bn, compared with +€151.9 bn in JanuaryAugust 2015. Intra-euro area trade remained stable at €1 117.4 bn in January-August 2016 compared with January-August 2015.
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