EU27 still with external deficit - surplus on service trade
19,7 bn. euro deficit at current account third quarter 2010
Trade of services is contributing positively, still not enough to get EU external current account in balance. China is most significantly pulling down(-44,2 bn euro). So is also Russia and Japan (-7,4 bn for both). EU27 has a positive acoount with USA (+25 bn euro) and also with Switzerland, Canada, India and Brazil. Goods trade is the weakest point and other service trade (miscellaneous) is still the strongest field. The travel business has still a deficit with external countries.
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