In the period from January to March 2019 both exports and imports increased compared to the same period of 2018, exports by 8.7% and imports by 8.5%.
Exports and imports in March 2019 higher than in March 2018
In March 2019 exports amounted to EUR 2,861.1 million (up by 2.9% over March 2018) and imports to EUR 2,830.9 million (up by 6.2% over March 2018). The March 2019 values of exports and imports were higher than March exports and imports in the recent years. The main trading partners in the observed period in exports as well as imports were Germany and Italy.
In March 2019 the surplus in trade in goods amounted to EUR 30.2 million. The export/import ratio was 101.1%.
Slovenia’s external trade in goods with both groups of countries in March 2019 higher than in March 2018
In March 2019 Slovenia generated 77.3% of all exports and 75.7% of all imports in trade with EU Member States. Exports to those countries amounted to EUR 2,210.5 million (up by 3.2% over March 2018) and imports to EUR 2,144.0 million (up by 1.6% over March 2018). Surplus in the trade in goods with EU Member States amounted to EUR 66.5 million.
Exports to EU non-member countries in March 2019 amounted to EUR 650.6 million (up by 1.7% over March 2018) and imports to EUR 686.9 million (up by 23.7% over March 2018). Deficit in the trade in goods with EU non-member countries amounted to EUR 36.3 million.
Exports and imports in the first quarter of 2019 higher than in the same period of 2018
In the first quarter of 2019 exports (EUR 8,199.8 million) were 8.7% higher and imports (EUR 8,030.9 million) 8.5% higher than in the same period of 2018. At the quarterly level Slovenia recorded an external trade surplus of EUR 168.9 million.
In the first quarter of 2019 Slovenia exported and imported most products from the group of medicaments (including veterinary medicaments).
Exports and imports of goods, Slovenia
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Monthly data for 2019 are provisional. With each First Release the data can be corrected and completed with new data. Final data for 2018 will be published on 14 June 2019, and final data for 2019 in June 2020.