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In nominal terms exports increased by 0.9% and imports decreased by 1.8%
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In nominal terms exports increased by 0.9% and imports decreased by 1.8% - January 2015
12 March 2015

Summary
In the quarter ended in January 2015, exports of goods increased by 0.9% and imports of goods decreased by 1.8%, when compared with the quarter ended in January 2014 (+4.8% and +2.5% respectively in the fourth quarter 2014). Trade balance deficit decreased by EUR 354.0 million and the coverage rate increased by 2.1 percentage points (p.p.) to 83.5%.
In January 2015, in terms of year-on-year change rates, exports and imports of goods decreased by 1.8% and 10.2% respectively (+5.0% and +2.5% in December 2014).
In 2014, exports of goods accounted for EUR 48 200.0 million, increasing by 2.0% compared to the previous year (+4.5% in 2013). Excluding Fuels and lubricants, exports of goods attained a 4.3% growth (+2.1% in 2013).
Imports of goods grew by 3.3% in 2014 (+0.9% in 2013), attaining EUR 58 805.8 million. Excluding Fuels and lubricants, imports of goods increased by 6.1% in 2014 (+2.1% in 2013).
Trade balance of goods reached EUR -10 605.9 million in 2014, corresponding to an increase in deficit of EUR 966.3 million compared with 2013. Trade deficit, excluding Fuels and lubricants, totaled EUR 4 391.4 million, with a resulting increase of EUR 945.5 million when compared with 2013.

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