Euro area: In March 2020, the COVID-19 containment measures widely introduced by the Member States had a significant impact on international trade in goods. The first estimate for euro area (EA19) exports of goods to the rest of the world in March 2020 was €193.3 billion, a decrease of 6.2% compared with March 2019 (€206.1 bn). Imports from the rest of the world stood at €165.0 bn, a fall of 10.1% compared with March 2019 (€183.5 bn). As a result, the euro area recorded a €28.2 bn surplus in trade in goods with the rest of the world in March 2020, compared with +€22.7 bn in March 2019. Intra-euro area trade fell to €153.3 bn in March 2020, down by 12.1% compared with March 2019.