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Slovenia Business Week no. 37/2004: Trade Gap for July Tops EUR 43M

Slovenia exported EUR 1.09bn worth of goods in July, while imports stood at EUR 1.13bn

Slovenia exported EUR 1.09bn worth of goods in July, while imports stood at EUR 1.13bn. The trade deficit amounted to EUR SIT 43.1m, with exports covering 96.2 percent of imports, the Statistics Office said on Friday, 10 September.

July's exports were up 1.5 percent over June, while imports dropped by 1.3 percent. Compared to July last year, the exports were up 8.6 percent, while imports rose by 7.8 percent.

Out of July's total exports, EUR 696.4m were directed to other EU member states, while the imports from the Union amounted to EUR 941.1m.

In the first seven months of the year, exports rose by 9.3 percent year-on-year to EUR 7.21bn, while imports were up 10.4 percent to EUR 7.87bn.

The trade deficit in the period from January to July stood at EUR 662.5m, with export-import ratio at 91.6 percent.

Source: Slovene Press Agency STA

Author: Branka Murn