The trade surplus in the eurozone stood at 6.6 billion euros (8.6 billion U.S. dollars) in August, the European Union's (EU) statistics bureau Eurostat said on Tuesday.
Seasonally-adjusted exports and imports rose by 3.7 percent and by 2.1 percent respectively in August as against July.
Data shows that the trade deficit in August 2011 was 5.7 billion euros and surplus was 14.7 billion euros in July.
For the 27-nation EU, trade balance for August 2012 recorded a deficit of 12.6 billion euros, while trade deficit a year ago was 22.1 billion euros. Trade surplus stood at 2.7 billion euros in July.
Seasonally-adjusted export and import increased by 2.9 percent and 3.3 percent respectively in August as against July. (1 euro = 1.30 U.S. dollars)