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Slovenia's Jan-July trade surplus doubles

Slovenia's Jan-July trade surplus doubles Source: Pixabay

LJUBLJANA (Slovenia), September 9 (SeeNews) – Slovenia's trade surplus grew to 945.6 million euro ($1.04 billion) in the first seven months of 2019, from 477.6 million euro in like period of last year, the country's statistical office said on Monday.

Exports rose to 14.6% year-on-year to 20.8 billion euro in the period under review, whereas imports increased 12.0% to 19.8 billion euro, the statistical office, SURS, said in a statement.

The European Union was Slovenia’s main trading partner in the January-July period of 2019, absorbing 14.9 billion euro of the country's exports and providing 14.6 billion euro of its imports.

In the month of July, Slovenia's trade balance was in surplus of 937.0 million euro, as exports rose 46.3% on the year to 4.0 billion euro, whereas imports expanded 16.4% to 3.0 billion euro.

($=0.90646 euro)