Eurozone trade surplus boost on faster exports growth

The Eurozone trade surplus grew by less than expected in June, according to official figures from Eurostat (release).

Seasonally adjusted, the difference between exports and imports in the Eurozone rose to €14.9bn from €13.8bn the month before. Analysts had expected to see a rise to €15.3bn.

Compared with May 2013, seasonally adjusted exports rose by 3.0 per cent and imports by 2.5 per cent.

On a non-seasonally adjusted bases, the surplus grew from €14.5bn to €17.3bn.