FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Euro Zone's Trade in goods and services with the rest of the world has fallen into deficit in December for the first tome in six months as exports fell considerably on the month, according to the first estimation released by Eurostat.

In December, Euro Zone's trade balance posted a 4.2 billion euro deficit, down from the 2.4 billion surplus posted in the previous month, revised down from the 3.0 billion previously reported. The reason for the deficit has been the 2.5% decrease in exports which outbalanced the 0.7% increase on imports.

During the whole 2007 year, Euro Area trade has posted a 28.3 billion euro surplus, up from the 9.6 euro deficit recorded in the year 2006.