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Exports and imports of goods, Slovenia, February 2015

Exports and imports in February 2015 higher than in February 2014

In the first two months of 2015 Slovenia’s exports increased by 1.9% and imports by 2.2% over the same period of 2014.

  • 4/9/2015
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  • provisional data
Exports and imports in February 2015 higher than in February 2014

In February 2015 Slovenia exported goods worth EUR 1,868.3 million and imported goods worth EUR 1,866.4 million. The exports and imports in February 2015 were higher than February’s exports and imports in recent years; last year’s exports were exceeded by 5.0% and last year’s imports by 4.6%. In February 2015, the values of exports and imports were lower than the average value of monthly exports and imports in 2014 (exports by 2.7% and imports by 1.3%).

In February 2015 surplus in trade in goods was recorded; it amounted to EUR 1.9 million. The export/import ratio was 100.1%. The surplus in trade in goods was influenced by increased exports to EU Member States, mostly to most important trading partners, and by decreased imports from EU non-member countries. In February 2015 Slovenia exported most products from the group of motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for the transport of persons, and imported most products from the group of petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals.

Exports to EU Member States and imports from EU Member States higher than in February 2014

In February 2015 almost four fifths of Slovenia’s trade in goods was generated in trade with EU Member States; 77.8% of total exports and 78.7% of total imports. Exports to EU Member States amounted to EUR 1,453.9 million (or 7.9% more than in February 2014) and imports from EU Member States amounted to EUR 1,468.4 million (or 4.1% more than in February 2014).

As regards trade with EU non-member countries, Slovenia exported goods worth EUR 414.4 million and imported goods worth EUR 398.0 million. The value of goods Slovenia exported to EU non-member countries in February 2015 was 4.0% lower than in February 2014. In the same comparison, the value of goods Slovenia imported from the mentioned countries was 6.8% higher.

Exports and imports higher in the first two months of 2015 than in the same period of 2014

Exports from January to February 2015 (EUR 3,664.1 million) were 1.9% higher than exports in the same period of 2014, while imports (EUR 3.645,4 million) were 2.2% higher. The external trade surplus amounted to EUR 18.7 million and the export/import ratio was 100.5%.
Chart 1: Indices1) of exports and imports, March 2013–February 2015 (Ø 2014=100)
Chart 1: Indices<sup>1)</sup> of exports and imports, March 2013–February 2015 (Ø 2014=100)
1) The indices are calculated from euro values.
Source: SURS
Table 1: Exports and imports of goods, February 2015
II 2015I–II 2015II 2015
II 2014
I–II 2015
I–II 2014
1,000 EURindex
Exports1,868,3073,664,108105.0101.9
EU-281)1,453,8832,894,399107.9104.4
EU non-member countries1) 414,424769,70996.093.6
Imports1,866,4183,645,364104.6102.2
EU-281)1,468,3882,887,020104.1103.5
EU non-member countries1) 398,030758,343106.897.3
Trade balance1,88918,744-1)-1)
Exports as % of imports100.1100.5-1)-1)
1) The calculation is not logical.
Source: SURS
METHODOLOGICAL NOTE
Monthly data for 2014 and 2015 are provisional. With each First Release the data can be corrected and completed with new data. Final data for 2014 will be published in June 2015, data for 2015 will be published in June 2016.
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