Exports and imports of goods, Slovenia, August 2018

Exports and imports in August 2018 higher than in August 2017

Slovenia’s trade in goods in August 2018 was, as usual for August, the lowest in this year, but nevertheless higher than in August 2017.

  • 10/10/2018
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  • provisional data
Exports and imports in August 2018 higher than in August 2017

Usually in August the volume of external trade is the lowest compared to other months in a year and August this year was no exception. In August 2018 Slovenia exported goods worth EUR 2.23 billion and imported goods worth EUR 2.19 billion. Even though these were the lowest monthly values of exports and imports this year, they were nevertheless higher than last year. Exports in August 2018 were 9.2% higher than in August 2017, while imports were 4.1% higher.

In August 2018 the surplus in trade in goods amounted to EUR 41.3 million. The export-import ratio was 101.9%.

Trade in goods with EU Member States in August 2018 higher than in August 2017

In August 2018 Slovenia generated 76.5% of all exports and 79.8% of all imports in trade with EU Member States. In August 2018 Slovenia's exports to EU Member States amounted to EUR 1.71 billion (up by 8.9% over August 2017), and imports to EUR 1.75 billion (up by 9.1% over August 2017). August’s deficit in the trade in goods with EU Member States amounted to EUR 39.9 million.

Exports to EU non-member countries in August 2018 amounted to EUR 523.5 million (up by 10.4% over August 2017), and imports to EUR 442.4 million (down by 11.6% over August 2017). Surplus in the trade in goods with EU non-member countries in August 2018 amounted to EUR 81.1 million.

In the first eight months of 2018 Slovenia’s trade in goods increased over the same period of 2017

Exports in the first eight months of 2018 amounted to EUR 20.4 billion (up by 11.3% over the same period of 2017), and imports to EUR 19.9 billion (up by 10.9% over the same period of 2017). External trade surplus was recorded in the period from January to August 2018 (amounting to EUR 490.8 million), while the export/import ratio was 102.5%. 

 
Indices1) of exports and imports (Ø 2017=100), Slovenia
Indices<sup>1)</sup> of exports and imports (Ø 2017=100), Slovenia
1) The indices are calculated from euro values.
Source: SURS
Exports and imports of goods, Slovenia
VIII 2018I–VIII 2018VIII 2018
VIII 2017
I–VIII 2018
I–VIII 2017
1,000 EURindex
Exports2,232,42920,370,768109.2111.3
EU-281,708,90915,773,492108.9111.7
EU non-member countries523,5214,597,276110.4109.9
Imports2,191,16119,879,957104.1110.9
EU-281,748,77315,762,799109.1109.8
EU non-member countries442,3874,117,15888.4115.4
Trade balance41,269490,811-1)-1)
Exports as % of imports101.9102.5-1)-1)
1) Not applicable.
Source: SURS
METHODOLOGICAL NOTE
Monthly data for 2018 are provisional. With each First Release the data can be corrected and completed with new data. Final data for 2018 will be published in June 2019.
Detailed data and time series are available in the SI-STAT database.
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