Exports and imports of goods, December 2022

In 2022, the value of external trade in goods higher

Compared to 2021, exports were higher by 34.2% (amounting to EUR 52.9 billion) and imports by 36.6% (amounting to EUR 56.8 billion).

  • 3 February 2023 at 10:30
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  • provisional data
In December, the value of external trade in goods higher

In December, Slovenia exported EUR 4.0 billion and imported EUR 4.4 billion of goods. The value of exports was 24.4% higher and of imports 4.8% higher than a year ago.

The export-import ratio was 90.2%. Slovenia generated a EUR 0.4 billion deficit in external trade in goods.

In December, external trade up with both groups of countries

Compared to December 2021, the value of exports to EU Member States was higher by 6.6% and of imports by 1.6%. Exports to EU Member States amounted to EUR 2.4 billion and imports from there to EUR 2.7 billion.

The value of Slovenia’s external trade with EU non-member countries also increased. Exports to those countries amounted to EUR 1.6 billion (64.3% more), and imports from those countries to EUR 1.8 billion (9.9% more).

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 21.0% higher than a year ago. Imports excluding transactions involving processing amounted to EUR 1.0 billion and were 28.0% higher.

External trade in goods in 2022 up

Slovenia’s exports in 2022 amounted to EUR 52.9 billion and imports to EUR 56.8 billion. The value of external trade was much higher than in the previous year, exports by 34.2% and imports by 36.6%.

External trade deficit amounted to EUR 3.8 billion in the observed period, while the export-import ratio was 93.2%.

Slovenia exported the largest share of goods to Switzerland (21.0% of total exports), followed by Germany (14.4%), Italy (10.6%), Croatia (8.4%), Austria (6.7%) and France (3.3%). Slovenia imported the largest share of goods from Switzerland (14.6% of total imports), followed by Germany (12.5%), Italy (11.5%), China (8.9%), Austria (8.4%) and Croatia (5.0%).

The largest share of total exports in 2022 was contributed (according to the Standard International Trade Classification – SITC) by products from the product sector chemicals and related products (34.0% of exports and 31.9% of imports), followed by machinery and transport equipment (26.7% of exports and 22.7% of imports), manufactured goods classified chiefly by material (16.4% of exports and 14.5% of imports), miscellaneous manufactured articles (about 8.2% of exports and 7.0% of imports), and mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials (8.0% of exports and 13.8% of imports).
Trade balance, values of exports and imports of goods, Slovenia
Trade balance, values of exports and imports of goods, Slovenia
Structure of exports by country, Slovenia, 2022
Structure of exports by country, Slovenia, 2022
Structure of imports by country, Slovenia, 2022
Structure of imports by country, Slovenia, 2022
Exports and imports of goods, Slovenia
XII 2022I–XII 2022XII 2022
XII 2021
I–XII 2022
I–XII 2021
1,000 EURindex
  EU non-member countries1,632,24920,481,126164.3156.5
  EU non-member countries1,769,91722,610,806109.9157.0
Trade balance-433,973-3,835,678--
Exports as % of imports90.293.2--
- no occurence of event, not applicable
Exports and imports of goods by product sectors of the SITC, Slovenia, 2022
1,000 EUR
Food and live animals1,683,3412,632,357
Beverages and tobacco190,207371,239
Crude materials, inedible, except fuels1,437,8832,081,014
Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials4,227,3107,859,864
Animal and vegetable oils, fats and waxes92,247157,526
Chemicals and related products, n.e.s.18,010,45618,077,166
Manufactured goods classified chiefly by material8,679,2248,210,314
Machinery and transport equipment14,121,06512,877,767
Miscellaneous manufactured articles4,350,2733,996,138
Commodities and transactions not classified elsewhere in the SITC129,164493,466
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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