Exports and imports of goods, June 2022

Exports and imports continued to grow in June as well as in the first six months of 2022

In the first six months of 2022, Slovenia’s exports went up by 32.1% and imports by 47.0% over the previous year, while in trade balance an external trade deficit of EUR 2.2 billion was recorded.

  • 4 August 2022 at 10:30
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  • provisional data
Exports and imports of goods in June higher than a year ago

In June, Slovenia exported EUR 5.3 billion of goods (up by 57.2% compared to a year ago) and imported EUR 4.8 billion of goods (up by 40.0%). The mentioned values are also the highest values of exports and imports in June so far. 

The export-import ratio was 109.6%. External trade surplus of EUR 0.5 billion was recorded, while in the other five months of the year external trade deficit was recorded.

Significant growth in exports to EU non-member countries

The share of trade in goods with EU Member States is decreasing compared to previous years in terms of both exports and imports. In June, Slovenia exported slightly more than half of all goods (about 55.2%) to EU Member States, and imported from there a little less than 60.0%. The value of exports to EU Member States amounted to EUR 2.9 billion, 28.5% more than in June last year, while the value of imports from this group of countries amounted to EUR 2.8 billion, 22.3% more than a year ago. The most important trading partners in trade in goods with this group of countries where Germany, Italy, Croatia and Austria.

Slovenia’s external trade with EU non-member countries was also higher in this month than in the same month last year although more significantly on the side of exports, which exceeded EUR 2 billion for the first time. Exports to those countries amounted to EUR 2.4 billion (116.9% more), and imports to EUR 2.0 billion (76.0% more). Switzerland, Serbia, and Bosnia and Herzegovina were the most important trading partners on the side of exports for this group of countries, while as regards imports, key partners were Switzerland, China and the Russian Federation.

An important share of value in trade with EU non-member countries were operations involving processing1. Exports excluding transactions involving processing to EU non-member countries amounted to EUR 0.9 billion and were 20.6% higher than a year ago, while imports excluding transactions involving processing amounted to EUR 1.2 billion and were 76.7% higher than a year ago.

Exports and imports of goods higher in the first half of the year than in the same period last year

Compared to the same period of 2021, in the first half of 2022, Slovenia’s exports increased by 32.1% to EUR 25.5 billion and imports by 47.0% to EUR 27.7 billion. External trade deficit amounted to EUR 2.2 billion, while the export-import ratio was 92.0%.

The largest share of total exports and also imports in the first six months of the year was contributed (according to the Standard International Trade Classification – SITC) by products from the product sector chemicals and related products (about 33% of exports and 32% of imports), machinery and transport equipment (around 27% of exports and 23% of imports), manufactured goods classified chiefly by material (approximately 18% of exports and 16% of imports), miscellaneous manufactured articles (about 8% of exports and 7% of imports), and mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials (around 7% of exports and slightly more than a tenth of imports). 

Exports and imports of goods, Slovenia
VI 2022I–VI 2022VI 2022
VI 2021
I–VI 2022
I–VI 2021
1,000 EURindex
  EU non-member countries2,356,8239,405,630216.9146.5
  EU non-member countries1,983,00110,895,074176.0180.2
Trade balance462,502-2,223,342-1)-1)
Exports as % of imports109.692.0-1)-1)
1) Not applicable.
1Operations involving processing include modification, making, composition, improvement and renovation with the aim to produce new or significantly improved products.

Monthly data for 2022 are provisional. With each release the data can be corrected and completed with new data. Final data for 2022 will be published in June 2023.
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