The EFTA countries, together with the United States, are the largest trading partners of the EU in terms of international trade in services. In 2013, the US counted for 25% of EU total exports and 30% of total EU imports. The four EFTA countries counted for 18% of EU exports (EUR 126 billion, up 5.2% from 2012) and 13% of EU imports (EUR 69.4 billion, up 6.4% from 2012).
The largest EU trade surplus was observed with EFTA (+EUR 57 billion, up 3.8% from 2012), ahead of the US(+EUR 21 billion, up 40.3% from 2012), the Russian Federation (+EUR 16 billion, up 10.0% from 2012) and Japan(+EUR 10 billion, up 21.7% from 2012).
For more detailed information, see Eurostat’s news release 24/2015.
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