Euro was the most used currency for EU exports in 2018

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A file photo dated 02 March 2012 shows the building of the European Central Bank (ECB) reflected in the Euro sign logo by artist Otmar Hoerl in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Annual eurozone inflation fell to a more-than four-year low in March increasing the pressure on the European Central Bank to act to head off fears of deflation. The region's cost of living slumped to 0.5 per cent in March compared with 0.7 per cent in February, the European Statistics Office Eurostat said on 31 March 2014.

Euro was the most used currency for EU exports in 2018


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According to Eurostat, in 2018 the euro was the most used currency for EU exports with a share of 48% of the total value of goods exported to non-EU countries and a share of 35% invoiced in US dollars.
The picture was reversed for imports, with 56% of imports paid in US dollars and around a third in euros (35%).
For total trade (exports plus imports) the US dollar (45%) was used slightly more often than the euro (41%).

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