Greater than expected increase in imports in August thanks to China

Analysts interviewed by Reuters had expected a monthly increase of 1.1% for both exports and imports.

Goods from China, the source of most German imports in August, were worth € 15.4 billion, up 2.2% from the previous month.

Germany posted a seasonally adjusted trade surplus of € 1.2 billion, well below the projected surplus of € 4 billion.

(Report Miranda Murray, French version Diana Mandiá, edited by Kate Entringer)

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