Market Information Monday 16 August 2021

According to Eurostat the eurozone trade surplus decreased in June compared to a year earlier, as exports increased less than imports. In June, exports rose by 23.8% on an annual basis to 209.9 billion euros. Imports rose by 28.2% to 191.8 billion euros. This resulted in a trade surplus of 18.1 billion euros, compared to a surplus of 20.0 billion euros a year earlier.

French consumer prices increased further in July, but at a slower pace as previously reported. This was revealed on Friday from final figures from the French statistical office. Prices rose 1.2% year-on-year, after rising 1.5% in June. On a monthly basis, prices rose by 0.1% in July.

The number of bankruptcies of companies in the Netherlands fell slightly in July and thus remained at a low level. This was revealed on Friday from figures from Statistics Netherlands. The number of bankrupt companies fell from 121 in June to 109 in July. In May, the number of bankruptcies was 131.

The 6M Euribor is unchanged at -0.53% compared to previous business day. The 10Y Swap decreased with 1 basis point to -0.10% compared to previous business day.

In the attachment, today’s market data on money and capital market rates as well as other rates are presented.