Destatis released its trade data for Germany on Thursday. Germany's seasonally adjusted trade surplus increased to €22.8 billion in May from €21.5 billion in April. April's figure was revised down from a surplus of €22.3 billion.
Exports climbed at a seasonally and calendar-adjusted 1.7% in May, while imports rose 0.4%.
On an annual basis, exports were up 4.6% in May, while imports increased 3.0%.
Germany's current account surplus was at €11.6 billion in May.