The surplus of the foreign trade balance of the eurozone in March rose to 26.9 billion euros against 18.9 billion euros a month earlier, data of the Statistical Office Eurostat showed. Exports to countries that are not members of the euro area in March fell by 2.9% in annual terms to 199.9 billion euros. Imports amounted to 173 billion euros, decreased by 2.5%. Exports from the euro area in the first quarter increased by 2.5% and amounted to 555.7 billion euros. Import increased by 1.4% to 506.3 billion euros. The foreign trade surplus of the eurozone amounted to 49.4 billion euros, increased by 15%.