Germany - Real Imports of Goods and Services





Germany: Real Imports of Goods and Services

Mnemonic IM$.IDEU
Unit Ch. Vol. Index 2015=100, NSA
Adjustments Not Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 7.51 %
Data 2021 Q4 125.7
2021 Q3 116.92

Series Information

Source Federal Statistical Office (FSO) - Germany
Release National Accounts
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 3/31/1991
End Date 12/31/2021

Germany: Trade

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Balance of Goods Feb 2022 14.62 11.1 Bil. DEM/Bil. EUR, CDASA Monthly
Current Account Balance Feb 2022 23.14 18.4 Bil. DEM/Bil. EUR, CDASA Monthly
Exports of Goods Feb 2022 123,232 108,088 Mil. DEM/Mil. EUR, NSA Monthly
Imports of Goods Feb 2022 108,132 102,290 Mil. DEM/Mil. EUR, NSA Monthly
Exports of Goods and Services 2021 Q4 453.41 421.97 Bil. EUR, CDASA Quarterly
Imports of Goods and Services 2021 Q4 411.09 373.57 Bil. EUR, CDASA Quarterly
Net Exports 2021 Q4 42.33 48.4 Bil. EUR, CDASA Quarterly
Real Exports of Goods and Services 2021 Q4 116.77 108.51 Ch. Vol. Index 2015=100, NSA Quarterly
Real Imports of Goods and Services 2021 Q4 125.7 116.92 Ch. Vol. Index 2015=100, NSA Quarterly

Release Information

This dataset contains information regarding the national accounts expenditure approach in three forms:

  • unadjusted
  • seasonally and calendar day adjusted using X-13-ARIMA (developed by the United States Census Bureau)
  • seasonally and calendar day adjusted using BV4.1 (developed by the Federal Statistical Office of Germany (FSO))

The FSO states that this dataset covers the "private households" sector. However, this data matches the EUROSTAT "households and NPISHs" sector data. It appears that the FSO combines NPISHs with private household data in this dataset. This is a common practice for other sources that report national accounts by institutional sector.

A distinction is made between current revisions and major revisions that take place at larger intervals. In the current revisions, the quarters of up to four preceding years are revised once a year basically in connection with the calculation of the second quarter of a year. A revision of the four preceding quarters may be made for the calculations of the first quarter of a year. As the time calculations are made for the third and fourth quarter of a year, changes may result for the preceding quarters of the same year, but not for the previous year.

The major revisions of the entire time series with annual and quarterly data usually take place every five years and involve changes of concepts and classifications.