FXstreet.com (Barcelona) - German trade surplus has risen to 17.1 billion in January from 10.7 billion in December, according to data released by Destatis.

December's trade surplus has been revised by the initial estimation of 10.8 billion.

German exports have increased 9.0% on the year, while imports increased 102% from the January 2007 levels, and the global trade surplus has increased from the 16.4 billion posted in January last year.

According to the Bundesbnk, German current account balance of payments has shown a 15.0 billion surplus in January, from a 1.3 billion deficit in the services transfers, which has been offset by the 3.5 billion net income surplus, and a 3.5 billion deficit in current transfers and a 0.9 billion deficit in supplementary trade items.