Exports, imports drive EU chems Jan-Sep trade surplus growth

17 December 2012 11:00  [Source: ICIS news]

EULONDON (ICIS)--The EU’s chemical products trade surplus for January to September increased by 19% from the same period in 2011, with imports and exports both higher, EU statistics body Eurostat said on Monday.

Eurostat’s figures showed that the trade surplus for chemicals in the EU rose to €86.9bn ($114.3bn) in the first nine months of 2012, up from €73.0bn in the same period last year.

Exports rose by 10% year on year to €208.7bn, and imports increased by 4% to €121.8bn.

The chemicals trade surplus in the eurozone between January and September was €93.5bn, up 15% from €81.6bn during the same period in 2011.

Eurozone chemicals exports grew by 7% to €233.7bn and imports by 3% to €140.2bn.

Main products - EU27 - non seasonally adjusted data (€bn)

 

EU27 exports

EU27 imports

Trade balance

Jan-Sep 11

Jan-Sep 12

Growth

Jan-Sep 11

Jan-Sep 12

Growth

Jan-Sep 11

Jan-Sep 12

Chemicals

190.2

208.7

10%

117.2

121.8

4%

73.0

86.9


Main products - EA17 - non seasonally adjusted data (€bn)

 

EA17 exports

EA17 imports

Trade balance

Jan-Sep 11

Jan-Sep 12

Growth

Jan-Sep 11

Jan-Sep 12

Growth

Jan-Sep 11

Jan-Sep 12

Chemicals

218.1

233.7

7%

136.5

140.2

3%

81.6

93.5


Source: Eurostat

($1 = €0.76)


By: Tom Brown
+44 208 652 3214



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