The first estimate for euro-zone1 trade with the rest of the world in June 2002 was a 10.7 billion euro surplus, against +4.7 bn in June 2001. The revised2 May 2002 balance was +8.6 bn, compared with +2.0 bn in May 2001. Euro-zone trade recorded a surplus of 42.0 bn euro for the first six months of 2002, against +4.3 bn in 2001.
The first estimate for June 2002 extra-EU15 trade was a 2.3 bn euro surplus, compared with a 4.7 bn deficit in June 2001. In May 2002, there was a revised2 surplus of 2.4 bn, against a 5.4 bn deficit in May 2001. The EU15 recorded a deficit estimated at 6.2 bn in the first six months of 2002 compared with -43.9 bn in 2001. The figures come today from Eurostat, Statistical Office of the European Communities in Luxembourg.
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