Year-on-year, exports dropped by 3.9 percent to EUR36.38 billion. Outbound shipments declined for: automotive products (-4.6 percent),; computer, electronic & optical (-6.2 percent), electrical & household equipment (-4.7 percent), rubber products & plastics (-5.5 percent); ships, trains & bikes (-3.6 percent), agriculture (-2.8 percent), pharmaceuticals (-1.9 percent), metalurgical & metal products (-8.4 percent), textiles & leather (-6.6 percent); wood, paper & cardboard (-8.1 percent); perfumes, cosmetics, cleaning products (-0.7 percent), works of arts (-15.5 percent), industrial & agriculture machinery (-9.4 percent) and chemicals (-12.5 percent). In contrast, sales rose for: refined oil (+4.5 percent); jewelry, toys, furniture (+0.5 percent), natural hydrocarbons (+4.5 percent) and aerospace industry products (+2.2 percent).
While sales dropped to the EU countries (-7.7 percent), America (+2.0 percent), Africa (-3.8 percent) and the European countries outside EU (-0.7 percent). In contrast, exports increased to Asia (+1.3 percent) and the Middle East countries (10.1 percent).
Imports declined by 5.2 percent to EUR40.75 billion. Purchases declined for most categories except aerospace and industry products. Inbound shipments of efined oil dropped by14.2 percent), followed by jewelry, toys, furniture (-3.7 percent); computer, electronic & opticals (-6.3 percent), automotive products (-5.4 percent), electrical & household equipment (-7.0 percent), rubber products & plastics (-7.2 percent); ships, trains & bikes (-17.6 percent), agriculture (-5.8 percent), pharmaceuticals (-3.2 percent), metallurgical and metal products (-7.4 percent); textiles & leather (-4.1 percent); wood, paper & cardboard (-5.5 percent); perfumes, cosmetics, cleaning products (-1.4 percent), works of arts (-2.7 percent), industrial & agriculture machinery (-2.0 percent) and chemicals (-3.8 percent). In contrast, imports of aerospace industry products rose 4.5 percent),
In March 2015, trade deficit was at EUR4.96 billion.