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Slovenia's Jan-Aug trade surplus falls

Slovenia's Jan-Aug trade surplus falls Source: Pixabay

LJUBLJANA (Slovenia), October 10 (SeeNews) – Slovenia's trade surplus decreased to 4.0 million euro ($4.4 million) in the first eight months of 2019, from 490.8 million euro in like period of last year, the country's statistical office said on Thursday.

Exports rose 8.9% year-on-year to 22.146 billion euro in the period under review, whereas imports increased 11.3% to 22.142 billion euro, the statistical office, SURS, said in a statement.

The European Union was Slovenia’s main trading partner in the January-August period of 2019, absorbing 16.6 billion euro of the country's exports and providing 16.4 billion euro of its imports.

In the month of August, Slovenia's trade balance was in surplus of 20.2 million euro, as exports rose 4.9% on the year to 2.32 billion euro, whereas imports expanded 4.3% to 2.30 billion euro.

($=0.91124 euro)