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Slovenia's exports up 13% y/y in July

Ljubljana, 08 September (STA) - Slovenia exported goods worth EUR 2.33bn in July, an increase of 12.9% compared with the same moth a year ago. Merchandise imports rose by 11.8% to EUR 2.22bn in the period, according to the Statistics Office.

The trade surplus in July amounted to EUR 115m, and the export-import ratio was 105%.

The bulk of exports, EUR 1.79bn, went to EU markets, with the figure up 15.1% compared to July 2016.

Imports from the EU in this period rose by 11.3% to EUR 1.76bn, accounting for a EUR 33.7m surplus in trade with EU countries, the highest since January 2016.

Exports to non-EU member countries rose by 6.2% year-on-year to EUR 542.5m and imports from there increased by 13.6% to EUR 461.1m with the surplus at EUR 81.4m.

Exports in the first seven months of the year increased by 11.7% year-on-year to EUR 16.25bn, while imports rose by 13.7% to EUR 15.76bn with the surplus at EUR 495.9m and the export-import ratio at 103%.

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