EU27 detailed results for January to October 2012
The EU27 deficit for energy increased (-347.0 bn euro in January-October 2012 compared with -319.5 bn in January-October 2011), as did the surplus for manufactured goods (+294.1 bn compared with +196.8 bn).
EU27 exports to most of its major partners grew in January-October 2012 compared with January-October 2011, except for India (-5%) and Switzerland (-3%). The most notable increases were recorded for exports to South Korea (+18%), Russia (+16%), Japan (+15%), the USA (+14%) and Brazil (+13%). As regards EU27 imports, the
pattern was mixed. The largest increases were recorded for imports from Switzerland (+15%), Norway and the USA (both +9%), and the largest falls with India (-8%) and Japan (-6%).
The EU27 trade surplus increased with the USA (+72.3 bn euro in January-October 2012 compared with +56.9 bn in January-October 2011) and Turkey (+22.7 bn compared with +21.2 bn), but fell with Switzerland (+21.9 bn compared with +37.7 bn). The EU27 trade deficit declined with China (-122.9 bn compared with -133.7 bn), Russia(-73.4 bn compared with -77.3 bn) and Japan (-7.7 bn compared with -17.4 bn), but rose with Norway (-43.1 bn compared with -38.7 bn).
Concerning the total trade of Member States, the largest surplus was observed in Germany (+157.7 bn euro in January-October 2012), followed by the Netherlands (+41.0 bn) and Ireland (+35.6 bn). The United Kingdom (-139.8 bn) registered the largest deficit, followed by France (-69.1 bn), Spain (-29.3 bn) and Greece (-13.2 bn).