The European Union just posted a record trade surplus with the United States (and a record trade deficit with Russia) for the January to May 2018 period

The first estimate for the European Union exports of goods in May 2018 was €160.9 billion, down by 2.7% compared with May 2017 (€165.4 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €160.7 bn, down by 1.4% compared with May 2017 (€163.0 bn). As a result, the European Union recorded a €0.2 bn surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in May 2018, compared with a surplus of €2.3 bn in May 2017. Intra-European Union trade rose to €294.7 bn in May 2018, +1.6% compared with May 2017.

In January to May 2018, the European Union exports of goods rose to €786.6 bn (an increase of 1.5% compared with January-May 2017), while imports rose to €795.7 bn (an increase of 1.6% compared with January-May 2017). As a result, the European Union recorded a deficit of €9.1 bn, compared with a deficit of €8.1 bn in January-May 2017. Intra-European Union trade rose to €1457.3 bn in January-May 2018, +4.6% compared with January-May 2017.

EU Trade chart until May 2018
Source: Eurostat

Here is a table of total trade:

EU Trade table until May 2018
Source: Eurostat

Total trade by product

The European Union had a record €159.9 bn in energy imports for the January to May 2018 period mainly due to the severe cold weather experienced at the start of the year.

EU Trade by Product table until May 2018
Source: Eurostat

Total trade by country

The European Union had the its largest trade surplus of €54.8 bn with the United States for the January to May period as exports increased 2.1% and imports fell by 3.1%

The European Union also had its largest deficit with Russia at €32.3 bn for the January to May period as exports increased 1.8% but imports increased even quicker by 5.5%. This is probably down to energy imports from Russia due to the severe cold weather experienced at the start of the year.

EU Trade by Country table until May 2018
Source: Eurostat

The European Union (EU28) includes Belgium, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Greece, Spain, France, Croatia, Italy, Cyprus, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Hungary, Malta, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovenia, Slovakia, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Related:

Intra European Union (EU) Trade Statistics for 2017 – Germany was the largest exporter and importer, the Netherlands had the largest surplus and the United Kingdom the largest deficit

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