The Slovenia Times

Exports in September up 16.7% year-on-year, imports up 46.7%


Ljubljana - The upward trend in Slovenia's trade in goods continues, as the country exported goods worth EUR 3.5 billion in September, or 16.7% more than in the same month in 2020, while imports, totalling EUR 3.9 billion, were up by 46.7%. Slovenia's September figures were also higher than those in the same month in the pre-Covid year 2019.

Slovenia's exports and imports in September increased by 16.5% and 30.8%, respectively, on the same month in 2019, the Statistics Office said on Tuesday.

The imports-to-exports coverage in September 2021 was 87.9%, as a EUR 0.5 billion trade deficit was recorded.

The value of goods exported from Slovenia to other EU member states totalled EUR 2.3 billion, up by 14.6% year-on-year, and the value of goods imported from these countries rose by 20.7% to EUR 2.4 billion.

The share of trade between Slovenia and non-EU countries also increased, as Slovenia exported EUR 1.2 billion in goods there, up by 21% on September 2020, and imported EUR 1.5 billion, a 119.9% increase.

In the first nine months of the year, Slovenia exported EUR 28.9 billion in goods and imported EUR 29.7 billion in goods, up by 19.1% and 29.4% on the annual level, respectively.

In the January-September period, Slovenia recorded a EUR 0.9 billion trade deficit with the imports-to-exports coverage standing at 97.1%.


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