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In April 2020, the COVID-19 containment measures widely introduced by the Member States continued to have a significant impact on international trade in goods. The first estimate for euro area exports of goods to the rest of the world in April 2020 was €136.6 billion,

a decrease of 29.3% compared with April 2019 (€193.3 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €133.7 bn, a fall of 24.8% compared with April 2019 (€177.8 bn). As a result, the euro area recorded a €2.9 bn surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in April 2020, compared with +€15.5 bn in April 2019. Intra-euro area trade fell to €112.4 bn in April 2020, down by 32.2% compared with April 2019.

In January to April 2020, euro area exports of goods to the rest of the world fell to €703.3 bn (a decrease of 8.6% compared with January-April 2019), and imports fell to €646.3 bn (a decrease of 9.3% compared with January-April 2019). As a result the euro area recorded a surplus of €57.0 bn, compared with +€57.2 bn in January-April 2019. Intra-euro area trade fell to €595.4 bn in January-April 2020, down by 11.1% compared with January-April 2019.

European Union.  The first estimate for extra-EU exports of goods in April 2020 was €125.4 billion, down by 28.2% compared with April 2019 (€174.7 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €125.1 bn, down by 22.7% compared with April 2019 (€161.8 bn). As a result, the EU recorded a €0.2 bn surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in April 2020, compared with +€12.9 bn in April 2019. Intra-EU trade fell to €175.2 bn in April 2020, -32% compared with April 2019.

In January to April 2020, extra-EU exports of goods fell to €638.2 bn (a decrease of 8.3% compared with JanuaryApril 2019), and imports fell to €590.5 bn (a decrease of 9% compared with January-April 2019). As a result, the EU recorded a surplus of €47.7 bn, compared with +€46.9 bn in January-April 2019. Intra-EU trade fell to €931.7 bn in January-April 2020, -10.2% compared with January-April 2019.