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Slovenia Business Week no. 03: Exports, Imports Soar in November

Slovenia's exports soared 12% in November 2006 to EUR 1.52bn, with exports jumping by 14.5% to EUR 1.79bn

Slovenia's exports soared 12% in November 2006 to EUR 1.52bn, with exports jumping by 14.5% to EUR 1.79bn. This more than doubled the trade gap over the month before to EUR 267.54m. The coverage of imports with exports stood at 85.1%, the National Statistics Office said on Tuesday, 9 January.

In the first eleven months of 2006 exports were up 16% year-on-year to EUR 15.35bn, while imports increased by 16.3% to EUR 16.65bn. The export-import coverage was at 92.2%.

Exports to EU member states increased by 16.9% year-on-year in this period, to EUR 10.53bn, while exports to the rest of the world expanded by 14.1% to EUR 4.82bn.

Over EUR 13.3bn-worth of goods and services were imported from the EU, an increase of 15% over the year before. Imports from non-EU countries meanwhile soared by 21.8% to EUR 3.31bn.

Source: Slovenian Press Agency STA

Author: STA, Slovenian National Press Agency