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Slovenia Business Week no. 40: Exports Slightly Up in October

Slovenia's exports of goods amounted to EUR 1.54bn in October

Slovenia's exports of goods amounted to EUR 1.54bn in October, up 19% year-on-year. Imports increased by 18.7% to EUR 1.64bn, according to preliminary data released by the National Statistics Office on Friday, 8 December.

The October trade gap stood at EUR 103.5m (down from EUR 107.1m in September), while the export-import ratio went up to 93.7% from 93.3% in September.

Exports in the first ten months of 2006 amounted to EUR 13.81bn, up 16.3% over the same period last year. Imports meanwhile rose by 16.2% to EUR 14.81bn. The trade gap stood at just over EUR 1bn and the export-import ratio at 93.2%.

Slovenia's imports from the EU increased by 14.1% to EUR 11.83bn, while imports from other countries rose by 25.4% to EUR 2.98bn.

Exports into EU member states went up by 17.5% to EUR 9.48bn. The remaining EUR 4.32bn (up 13.9%) was exported to other markets.

Source: Slovenian Press Agency STA

Author: STA, Slovenian National Press Agency