EU chems trade surplus rises in Jan, eurozone sees fall - Eurostat

15 May 2013 11:00  [Source: ICIS news]

LONDON (ICIS)--The EU’s chemical products trade surplus for January rose by 4.7% from the same period in 2012, driven by a year-on-year increase in imports and exports, EU statistics body Eurostat said on Monday.

Eurostat’s figures showed that the trade surplus for chemicals in the EU rose to €9.0bn ($11.8bn) in January 2013, up from €8.6bn in the same month of 2012.

Exports rose by 6% year on year to €22.7bn, and imports increased by 8% to €13.7bn.

However, the chemical products trade surplus in the eurozone in January fell slightly to €10.0bn from €10.1bn in the same month of 2012, despite a rise in imports and exports.

Eurozone chemicals exports grew by 6% during the period to €25.8bn, and imports by 11% to €15.9bn.

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


EU27 exports

EU27 imports

Trade balance

Jan 12

Jan 13

Growth

Jan 12

Jan 13

Growth

Jan 12

Jan 13

Chemicals

21.3

22.7

6%

12.7

13.7

8%

8.6

9.0

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


EA17 exports

EA17 imports

Trade balance

Jan 12

Jan 13

Growth

Jan 12

Jan 13

Growth

Jan 12

Jan 13

Chemicals

24.5

25.8

6%

14.3

15.9

11%

10.1

10.0

Source: Eurostat

($1 = €0.76)


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



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