The trade deficit stood at 10.774.7 billion euros in the first two months of the year, which is almost four times the figure recorded in the same period of 2021. The report on foreign trade by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism shows that the energy deficit reached 6.984.5 million euros, double the figure for the same period in 2021 (3.110.4 billion euros), while non-energy exports stood at 3.790.2…
Spain Trade Deficit
Bankia Estudios | As expected, the improvement in the external sector observed in the first two months of the year did not continue in March. The Covid-19 crisis hit both exports and imports hard, with setbacks of more than 14% year-on-year: only trade in chemical products, mainly medicines, and food was exempt from the contraction. The Q1’20 accumulated drop in Spanish exports (3%) is similar to the one noted in the EMU (3.2%) and Germany (3.3%), but much lower than that in France (8.6%).
According to data from the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, Spain´s trade deficit in May 2019 rose to 13.179 Bn€, an increase of 8.6% yoy. In this period, the coverage rate (exports compared to imports) was 90.3%, compared to 90.8% in May 2018.
Spain’s trade deficit declined 22.4% to 18.754 billion euros in 2016, the second smallest figure since 1997, thanks to record exports.
Spain’s trade deficit in the first half to June 2016 dropped 31.4% to 7.878 billion euros from a year earlier, driven down by record exports, according to data published on Friday by the Economy Ministry.
MADRID | The Corner Team | Exports are pumping fresh air into the Spanish economy. The recession-hit country’s trade deficit plunged by a further 53.5 per cent in July, officials said on Friday. The government is banking on foreign trade to be an engine of the recovery.