Exports and imports of goods, Slovenia, April 2021

Slovenia’s external trade in goods in April 2021 significantly higher than in April 2020

In the January–April 2021 period, Slovenian exports increased by 15,6% and imports by 16,6% over the same period of 2020.

  • 9 June 2021 at 10:30
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  • provisional data
Significant increase in exports and imports in April 2021 compared to April 2020

The value of exported goods amounted to EUR 3.2 billion, while the value of imported goods amounted to EUR 3.3 billion. Compared to April 2020, when economic activity was tremendously hindered by the adverse effects of the epidemic, exports were higher by 55.3% and imports were higher by 69.0%.

External trade in April 2021 was, namely despite still unusual circumstances, higher compared to the same month the year before last (April 2019), as exports were higher by 14.0% and imports were higher by 3.4%. The values of this year’s April exports and imports of goods were actually the highest of all April’s of the past ten years.

The export/import ratio was 98.4%; the deficit amounted to EUR -0.1 billion.

The value of external trade in goods with EU Member States and other countries in April 2021 significantly higher compared to April 2020

In April 2021, the value of external trade with EU Member States was significantly higher than in April 2020. The value of goods, exported to EU Member States, amounted to EUR 2.1 billion, which was approximately worth as much as the value of goods, imported from the aforementioned countries.

In April 2021 exports were higher by 59.7% and imports were higher by 69.6% compared to April 2020. The background of this year’s higher April values can be attributed again to the declared epidemic at this time last year. In April 2021 exports of goods to EU Member States were lower by 1.6%, and imports were lower by 1.4% compared to April 2019.

In April 2021 the value of external trade with other countries was also significantly higher compared to April 2020. Slovenia’s exports of goods amounted to EUR 1.1 billion, while imports amounted to roughly the same value.

In April 2021 exports were higher by 47.9% and imports were higher by 67.9% compared to April 2020. At the same time, the year before the declared epidemic (in April 2019), exports and imports were lower.

In the January–April 2021 period, exports and imports were higher over the same period of 2020

Slovenia’s exports in the January–April 2021 period increased by 15.6% (value of goods amounted to EUR 12.6 billion) and imports increased by 16.6% (the value of goods amounted to EUR 12.0 billion) over the same period of 2020.

The external trade surplus in the aforementioned period amounted to EUR 0.6 billion, the export/import ratio was 105.0%. External trade surplus was recorded in all these months of 2021, except in April.
Trade balance, Slovenia
Trade balance, Slovenia
Source: SURS
Exports and imports of goods, Slovenia
IV 2021I–IV 2021IV 2021
IV 2020
I–IV 2021
I–IV 2020
1.000 EURindex
Exports3,221,53312,627,664155.3115.6
  EU-272,090,7148,338,597159.7115.1
  EU non-member countries1,130,8194,289,067147.9116.4
Imports3,274,88112,022,296169.0116.6
  EU-272,133,7028,223,477169.6117.3
  EU non-member countries1,141,1793,798,819167.9115.1
Trade balance-53,347605,368-1)-1)
Exports as % of imports98.4105.0-1)-1)
1) Not applicable.
Source: SURS
METHODOLOGICAL NOTE
Monthly data for 2021 are provisional. With each First Release the data can be corrected and completed with new data. Final data for 2020 will be published on 15 June 2021, and final data for 2021 in June 2022.
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