FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - Germany's surplus in trade of goods and services with the rest of the world has narrowed to 14.1 billion euro in august, from the 17.1 billion surplus reached in July, according to data by the German Statistics Office.

The current account surplus has also narrowed to 9.1 billion in August from 13.5 billion in July. These figures are substantially lower than the 16.2 billion expected for the trade balance, and the 10.6 billion surplus forecasted for the current account balance.

July's current account surplus has been revised to 13.5 billion from the 14.1 billion surplus previously estimated.