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Slovenia's exports up by 11.7% in H1, imports by 13.9%

Ljubljana, 09 August (STA) - Slovenia exported EUR 13.95bn worth of goods in the first six months of 2017 or 11.7% more than in the same period last year. Meanwhile, imports rose by 13.9% to EUR 13.53bn, the Statistics Office said on Wednesday. Trade surplus amounted to EUR 415.1m, with the exports-to-imports ratio standing at 103.1%.

Slovenia's most important trade partners in the first half of 2017 were Germany and Italy, both in terms of exports and imports.

Among third countries, Slovenia exported the most goods to Serbia and Russia, while its top imports partners were China and Turkey.

In June, exports and imports were up by 13.4% to EUR 2.51bn and by 13.7% to EUR 2.36bn, respectively.

Trade surplus in June was the highest this year, topping EUR 156.5m, while the exports-to-imports ratio reached 106.6%.

Slovenia exported EUR 1.92bn worth of goods to EU member states in June, which is 13.3% more than in June 2016, while it imported EUR 1.91bn or 12.7% more than a year ago.

The surplus in trade with EU countries in June amounted to EUR 9.9m, which is the highest number this year.

Exports to non-EU countries rose by 13.5% year-on-year to EUR 591.5m, while imports reached EUR 444.9m, up 18% from June 2016.

The surplus in trade with non-EU countries in June amounted to EUR 146.6m in June, which is also this year's record.

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