German exports rise more than expected in April

By Thomson Reuters Jun 7, 2024 | 1:36 AM

(Reuters) – German exports rose by 1.6% in April compared with the previous month, the second straight month of gains, data from the federal statistics office showed on Friday.

The result compared with a forecast 1.1% increase in a Reuters poll.

The monthly gains were driven by exports to China, up 0.8% to 8.4 billion euros ($9.15 billion), and the United Kingdom, up 15.4% to 7.4 billion euros.

Imports gained 1.9% month-on-month.The statistics office publishes more detailed economic data on its website.

($1 = 0.9183 euros)

(Reporting by Eva Orsolya Papp and Ludwig Burger, editing by Andrey Sychev)