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Croatia's Jan-July trade gap widens

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

ZAGREB (Croatia), September 6 (SeeNews) - Croatia's trade deficit rose to 43.4 billion kuna ($6.5 billion/5.9 billion euro) in the first seven months of 2019, from 41.4 billion kuna in the prior-year period, the country's statistical office said on Friday.

Exports increased 8.2% on the year in the seven months through July, reaching 66.4 billion kuna, while imports rose 6.9% to 109.8 billion kuna, the Croatian Bureau of Statistics said in a statement, citing preliminary data.

Croatia's exports to the EU rose to 44.8 billion kuna in the review period, from 42 billion kuna a year earlier. The country's imports from the EU grew to 88.7 billion kuna, from 80.9 billion kuna.

(1 euro = 7.40236 kuna)