This was announced by the European Central Bank (ECB) on Thursday in Frankfurt. It is the first deficit since February 2012.
The current account shows trade in goods and services as well as income transfers. The euro zone usually shows a surplus in its current account. In times of crisis, however, there can be greater fluctuations, especially in the trade balance.
The balance sheet was burdened in March by a deficit in trade in goods. This was 4 billion euros here, after a surplus of around 5 billion euros had been achieved in the previous month. The strongest plus was in the services sector with a surplus of around 14 billion euros.