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%.