Both exports and imports declined at the end of the third quarter in monthly terms, data from the country's statistics office showed Thursday.
Exports declined by 0.4% on the month in adjusted terms while imports fell 1.0% in September. This left the adjusted trade surplus at 21.8 billion euros ($25.3 million), marginally higher than the EUR21.3 billion recorded in the previous month.
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In unadjusted annual terms, exports rose by 4.6% in September, while imports grew by 5.5%.
Germany's current-account surplus stood at EUR25.4 billion in September.
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November 09, 2017 02:23 ET (07:23 GMT)