Exports increased 4.6 percent on the year in February to € 92.4 billion euros and imports surged 6.5 percent to € 76.1 billion.
Germany exported € 54.7 billion to the EU countries, while it received goods worth € 50.2 billion from those countries. Year-on-year, exports to the EU countries increased by 6.7 percent and arrivals from those countries by 9.0 percent.
Sales to the Euro Area countries reached € 34.9 billion (+3.7 percent) in February, while the value of goods received from those countries was € 34.6 billion (+8.4 percent).
Shipments to the EU countries not belonging to the Euro Area amounted to € 19.9 billion (+12.4 percent), while the value of the goods which arrived from those countries was € 15.7 billion (+10.4 percent).
Exports of goods to countries outside the European Union amounted to € 37.7 billion in February, while imports from those countries totaled € 25.9 billion. Compared with February of 2013, exports to third countries increased by 1.8 percent and imports from those countries by 2.0 percent.
The month-on-month comparison showed opposite developments of exports and imports upon calendar and seasonal adjustment. While exports decreased by 1.3 percent on January of 2014, imports increased by 0.4 percent.