German trade surplus narrowed in May to 9.7 billion euros compared with the prior 13.4 billion euros which was revised to 13.1 billion euros and median estimates of 13.5 billion euros surplus. Consequently, current account's surplus narrowed to 2.2 billion euros from 11.8 billion euros revised downwards to 11.3 billion euros, missing forecasts of 11.4 billion euros surplus.

Exports climbed to 9.2% from the revised -6.3% from -5.9%, while analyst's expected 4.0%. Imports rose to 14.8% from -7.3% revised upwards to -7.2%, exceeding projections of 3.5%.