German trade surplus +15.1% M/M to €16.8B in December vs consensus of €14.8B. Exports +0.3% vs...

|By:, SA News Editor

German trade surplus +15.1% M/M to €16.8B in December vs consensus of €14.8B. Exports +0.3% vs -2.2% in November and forecasts of +1.3%. Imports -1.3% vs -3.8% and +1.4%. 2012 surplus rises to five-year high, jumping more than three-fold to €188.1B, a figure that's also the second-highest since the stats began in 1950. Exports +3.4% to €1.1T, imports +0.7% to €909.2B. (PR)