Euro area trade surplus widened more than forecast in November, data from the Eurostat showed on Monday.
The seasonally adjusted reading signaled a surplus of 22.5 billion euros from 19.0 billion euros surplus in October. Analysts had estimated a surplus of 22.4 billion euros.
The non-seasonally adjusted figures showed a surplus of 26.3 billion euros, versus a prior of 18.9 billion euros.
Exports soared 3.4 percent, while imports increased 1.6 percent.
As of 10:20 GMT, the euro extended its rise for a fourth straight
session to $1.2280, the highest level since mid-December 2014.