Ljubljana, 20 June (STA) - Slovenian industrial companies sold EUR 18.3bn worth of industrial goods and services in 2013, down 1% from 2012 and down 3% on 2011. Almost 70% of the sales revenue was generated on foreign markets.
Sales dropped by about 1% in manufacturing, while collapsing as much as 42% in mining and quarrying after one of the companies converted to another sector, the Statistics Office has reported.
Production of electrical goods represented the biggest share of sales in manufacturing (12%), followed by output of motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (11%). The latter was the most powerful branch in 2012.
Beverage and food producers generated the highest proportion of their sales at home, at 80% and 77%, respectively, while the most export-oriented companies were those manufacturing other vehicles and vessels (95% of sales generated abroad), clothing (88%) and textiles (86%).
Nearly 19% of the country's sales from industrial goods and services was generated by companies in central Slovenia, followed by SE (16%) and the Savinjsko statistical regions (15%).