EU chemicals Jan–Sep trade balance falls slightly – Eurostat

16 December 2011 11:55  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--The EU’s chemical products trade surplus for January to September 2011 fell slightly from the same period last year, while imports and exports showed a year-on-year rise, EU statistics body Eurostat said on Friday.

The Eurostat figures showed that the trade surplus for chemicals in the 27-member EU fell by 0.4% to €73.0bn ($94.8bn) in the first nine months of 2011, down from €73.3bn in the same period last year.

EU chemical exports rose by 7% year on year to €188.2bn, and imports increased by 13% to €115.2bn.

The chemicals trade surplus in the 17-member eurozone for January–September was €81.4bn, up by 4% from €78.1bn in the same period in 2010, as exports grew by 9% year on year to €215.9bn and imports by 12% to €134.5bn.

EU main products (non-seasonally adjusted; billion euros)

 

EU27 exports

EU27 imports

Trade balance

Jan-Sep 10

Jan-Sep 11

Growth

Jan-Sep 10

Jan-Sep 11

Growth

Jan-Sep 10

Jan-Sep 11

Chemicals

175.7

188.2

7%

102.3

115.2

13%

73.3

73.0


Eurozone main products (non-seasonally adjusted; billion euros)

 

EA17 exports

EA17 imports

Trade balance

Jan-Sep 10

Jan-Sep 11

Growth

Jan-Sep 10

Jan-Sep 11

Growth

Jan-Sep 10

Jan-Sep 11

Chemicals

198.7

215.9

9%

120.6

134.5

12%

78.1

81.4


($1 = €0.77)


By: Franco Capaldo
+44 (0)20 8652 3214



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