The Slovenia Times

Exports Up 9% Y/Y in October


The import-to-export ratio was 105.1%, while the trade surplus reached EUR 104.6m.

The trade surplus was brought about by increased exports to EU countries, especially Slovenia's top trade partners, and a decrease in imports from non-EU countries.

Slovenia traded most intensively with Germany, Italy, Austria and Croatia in October and generated more than three-quarters of the entire trade with EU members.

It exported some EUR 1.67bn worth of goods to EU countries (up 10.3% year-on-year), while it imported EUR 1.6bn (up 5.4%).

The country mostly exported cars to the EU and imported oil derivatives.

Slovenia exported a total of EUR 496.4m to third countries, mostly medicines, which is a 4.8% rise compared to October 2013. It meanwhile imported EUR 457.7m worth of goods, mostly oil derivatives, which is 6.5% less than the same month last year.

In the first ten months of the year, exports were up by 6.3% year-on-year, standing at EUR 19.2bn, while imports increased by 2.2% to EUR 18.84bn.

Trade surplus amounted to EUR 369.5m, while the import-to-export ratio was 102%.

A trade surplus was recorded every month so far, expect in February, May and August.


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