Exports and imports in the January-June period of 2017 increased compared to the same period of 2016: exports by 11.7% and imports by 13.9%.
Exports and imports in June 2017 higher than in June 2016
Slovenia’s exports and imports in June 2017 increased compared to June 2016; exports were 13.4% higher (amounting to EUR 2,513.5 million), imports were 13.7% higher (amounting to EUR 2,357.0 million). The value of exports in June 2017 was the second largest in 2017 (following only the value in March), and the value of imports was the third largest (following the values in May and March). Exports in June 2017 were 20.8% higher compared to the average value of monthly exports and imports in 2016, and imports were higher by 17.3%.
In June 2017 the surplus in trade in goods amounted to EUR 156.5 million, and was the highest in the current year. The export-import ratio was 106.6%.
Exports to EU Member States and to EU non-member countries higher in June 2017 than in June 2016
In June 2017 Slovenia's exports to EU Member States amounted to EUR 1,922.0 million (up by 13.3% over June 2016), and imports amounted to EUR 1,912.1 million (up by 12.7% over June 2016). June’s surplus in the trade in goods with EU Member States, amounting to EUR 9.9 million, was the highest in 2017.
Exports to EU non-member countries in June 2017 amounted to EUR 591.5 million (up by 13.5% over June 2016), and imports from those countries amounted to EUR 444.9 million (up by 18.0% over June 2016). Surplus in the trade in goods with EU non-member countries in June 2017 amounted to EUR 146.6 million and was also the highest in 2017.
Exports and imports in the first half of 2017 higher than in the same period of 2016
Exports in the first six months of 2017 amounted to EUR 13,945.3 million (up by 11.7% over the same period 2016), and imports amounted to EUR 13,530.3 million (up by 13.9% over the same period 2016). External trade surplus was recorded in the first half of 2017 (amounting to EUR 415.1 million), while the export/import ratio was 103.1%.
In the first half of 2017 the most important trading partners both on exports and imports were Germany and Italy. In trading with EU non-member countries the main trading partners were Serbia and Russia on exports (holding the 7th and 8th place on total exports), and China and Turkey on imports (holding the 8th and 12th place on total imports).
Table 1: Exports and imports of goods, June 2017, Slovenia
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Monthly data for 2017 are provisional. With each First Release the data can be corrected and completed with new data. Final data for 2017 will be published in June 2018.