In January 2019 Slovenia exported 13.7% more goods and imported 8.7% more goods than in January 2018.
Value of external trade in January 2019 higher than in January 2018
Slovenia exported goods worth EUR 2.7 billion and imported goods worth EUR 2.6 billion in January 2019. The exports and imports were higher than January’s exports and imports in the recent years; January 2018 exports were exceeded by 13.7% and imports by 8.7%. Compared to the average values of monthly exports and imports in 2018, the value of exports in January 2019 was 5.2% higher, while the value of imports was 1.1% higher.
The January 2019 surplus was the sixth consecutive January surplus in external trade and also the highest at EUR 120.9 million. The export/import ratio in January 2019 was 104.7%.
External trade with EU Member States and non-member countries in January 2019 higher than in January 2018
Slovenia recorded growth in external trade with EU Member States. Exports to these countries in January 2019 were higher by 8.0% and imports from these countries by 3.3% compared to January 2018. In January 2019 the value of exported goods amounted to EUR 2,047.1 million and of imported goods to EUR 1,907.0 million. The surplus in January 2019 amounted to EUR 140.1 million and was compared to the surplus in January 2018 higher by a third. In trade with the EU Member States in January 2019 Slovenia generated 75.6% of all exports and 73.7% of all imports.
In January 2019 Slovenia also recorded growth in trade with non-member countries at exports and at imports. Both, exports and imports were higher by more than 25.0% compared to January 2018 (exports were higher by 36.0% and imports by 27.2%). Slovenia’s exports to EU non-member countries in January 2019 amounted to EUR 660.4 million and imports to EUR 679.6 million. In the trade in goods with this group of countries Slovenia generated a deficit of EUR 19.2 million, which was somewhat lower than in January 2018.
Exports and imports of goods, Slovenia
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