A surplus of 31.4 billion euro (1.0% of GDP) was observed in the third quarter of 2013 in the EU28 seasonally adjusted external current account, down from a surplus of 46.3 bn (1.4% of GDP) in the second quarter of 2013, according to Eurostat findings. In the third quarter of 2012, the recorded surplus was 33.3 bn (1.0% of GDP).

In the third quarter of 2013 compared with the second quarter of 2013, the surplus of the goods account fell (from +9.7 bn euro to +0.1 bn), as did the surplus of the...


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