US and EFTA States are the EU’s main partners in trade in services in 2012

Published 20-12-2013
The European Union’s international trade in services with the rest of the world increased in 2012, with EU exports of services to the EFTA countries rising by 2.4%, from EUR 103.2 billion in 2011 to EUR 105.7 billion in 2012; and EU imports rising by 6.6%, from EUR 69.7 billion to EUR 74.3 bn.

As a result, EU trade in services with the EFTA countries recorded a surplus of EUR 31.4 billion in 2012, compared with + EUR 33.5 billion in 2011.

The EU also observed surpluses in trade in services with its other main partners: Russia and the United States (both + EUR 14 billion), China and Japan (both + EUR 9 billion), and Brazil and Canada (both + EUR 7 billion).

For more detailed information, see Eurostat's news release 200/2013.

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