German exports rose in September, Germany’s statistics office Destatis said Friday, increasing more strongly than had been expected.
German exports were up 1.5% in September from August in adjusted terms, while imports increased 1.3% on the month, the statistics office said. The figures account for seasonal swings and calendar effects.
Economists had forecast a 0.5% increase in exports in the reporting month in adjusted terms, according to a Wall Street Journal poll.
The rise in German exports follows a sharp decrease in industrial output in September.
Germany’s trade surplus–the balance of exports and imports of goods–totaled 19.2 billion euros ($21.2 billion) in calendar and seasonally adjusted terms in…