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Croatia's Jan-Aug trade gap widens

Croatia's Jan-Aug trade gap widens Photo: All Rights Reserved

ZAGREB (Croatia), October 9 (SeeNews) - Croatia's trade deficit rose to 49.4 billion kuna ($7.3 billion/6.6 billion euro) in the eight months through August, from 46.6 billion kuna in the prior-year period, the country's statistical office said on Wednesday.

Exports increased 5.8% on the year in the eight-month period, reaching 74.1 billion kuna, while imports rose 5.9% to 123.5 billion kuna, the Croatian Bureau of Statistics said in a statement, citing preliminary data.

Croatia's exports to the EU rose to 50.1 billion kuna in the review period, from 47.9 billion kuna a year earlier. The country's imports from the EU grew to 99.6 billion kuna, from 91.3 billion kuna.

(1 euro = 7.42563 kuna)