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Croatia's Jan-Oct trade gap widens

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

ZAGREB (Croatia), December 9 (SeeNews) - Croatia's trade deficit rose to 61.3 billion kuna ($9.1 billion/8.2 billion euro) in the first 10 months, from 58 billion kuna in the prior-year period, the country's statistical office said on Monday.

Exports increased 5% on the year to 94.1 billion kuna, while imports rose 5.3% to 155.4 billion kuna, the Croatian Bureau of Statistics said in a statement, citing preliminary data.

Croatia's exports to the EU rose to 64 billion kuna in the review period, from 61.6 billion kuna a year earlier. The country's imports from the EU grew to 125 billion kuna, from 114.7 billion kuna.

(1 euro = 7.43911 kuna)