Published:  12:11 AM, 11 October 2017

German exports back to growth

Germany's trade surplus grew slightly in August compared with the previous month, official data showed Tuesday, with no sign complaints from abroad are sapping the export strength of Europe's powerhouse. Exports outweighed imports by 21.6 billion euros ($25.5 billion) in August, slightly more than in July, federal statistics authority Destatis said in seasonally-adjusted figures.

Still in adjusted terms, Germany sold 3.1 percent more goods abroad than in July, at 108.4 billion euros. Imports grew more slowly, adding 1.2 percent to reach 86.8 billion. Germany registered a trade surplus of around 250b euros.

-AFP, Berlin

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