The euro area’s foreign trade surplus increased to 24 billion 800 million euros in July. In June, the surplus was 20 billion 600 million euros. Evidence is given by Eurostat. At the same time, analysts predicted a reduction to 17 billion 400 million euros. A year earlier, July was completed with a surplus of 16 billion 800 million euros. Exports from the eurozone increased by 6.2% in the reporting month compared to July 2018. Imports increased by 2.3%. In the European Union, the foreign trade balance was negative in July. The deficit was 100,000 euros. The previous month was completed with a surplus of 6 billion 100 million euros. July exports from the EU rose by 6.1% compared to the corresponding month last year. The import growth rate was 6.3%.