Düsseldorf (dpa/lnw) - In the first half of 2022, the North Rhine-Westphalian economy exported goods worth a good 115 billion euros. Exports were not only 18.8 percent above the previous year's value, but also 17.2 percent above the level of the last pre-Corona year 2019, as the state statistical office IT.NRW announced on Wednesday.
In June alone, the North Rhine-Westphalian economy exported goods worth 20.5 billion euros. The value of the imports totaled 27.2 billion euros. The pre-crisis level of June 2019, which was unaffected by the corona pandemic, was thus significantly exceeded for both exports (30.6 percent) and imports (36.0 percent).