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Croatia's 9-mo trade gap widens

Croatia's 9-mo trade gap widens Photo: All Rights Reserved

ZAGREB (Croatia), November 8 (SeeNews) - Croatia's trade deficit rose to 55.1 billion kuna ($8.2 billion/7.4 billion euro) in the nine months through September, from 51.9 billion kuna in the prior-year period, the country's statistical office said on Friday.

Exports increased 5.9% on the year in the first nine months of 2019, reaching 83.9 billion kuna, while imports rose 6.1% to 139.0 billion kuna, the Croatian Bureau of Statistics said in a statement, citing preliminary data.

Croatia's exports to the EU rose to 56.8 billion kuna in the review period, from 54.4 billion kuna a year earlier. The country's imports from the EU grew to 111.9 billion kuna, from 102.3 billion kuna.

(1 euro = 7.43293 kuna)