EU chems exports increase 8% in 2012 – Eurostat

18 March 2013 11:07  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--EU exports of chemical products increased by 8% year on year in 2012, EU statistics body Eurostat said on Monday.

Exports for the full-year 2012 stood at €276.2bn ($358.7bn) while import levels increased by 4% year on year to €161.7bn, Eurostat added.

Increased export levels for the year also helped to drive the region’s trade surplus for chemical products to €114.5bn, a 14% increase on the €100.8bn trade surplus for the full-year 2011.

The chemicals trade surplus for the eurozone grew by 11% year on year in 2012 to €122.8bn. Eurozone chemical exports increased by 6% during the year to €308.8bn, while imports rose by 3% to €186bn.

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

 

EU27 exports

EU27 imports

Trade balance

Jan-Dec 11

Jan-Dec 12

Growth

Jan-Dec 11

Jan-Dec 12

Growth

Jan-Dec 11

Jan-Dec 12

Chemicals

255.9

276.2

8%

155.1

161.7

4%

100.8

114.5


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

 

EA17 exports

EA17 imports

Trade balance

Jan-Dec 11

Jan-Dec 12

Growth

Jan-Dec 11

Jan-Dec 12

Growth

Jan-Dec 11

Jan-Dec 12

Chemicals

290.8

308.8

6%

180.5

186.0

3%

110.3

122.8

Source: Eurostat

($1 = €0.77)


By: Tom Brown
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