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Exports Continue to Increase in February

Ljubljana, 09 April (STA) - Slovenia's exports increased by 2.9% to EUR 1.32bn in February over January, while imports climbed up 4% to EUR 1.41bn, the Statistics Office said on Friday.

The country's trade gap rose 2.6 times compared to January, amounting to EUR 87.4m, which put the February import-export coverage down from 97.3% to 93.8%

In the first two months of 2010, Slovenia exported EUR 2.54bn worth of goods, a rise of 2.3% year-on-year, while imports were up 1% to EUR 2.66bn.

The joint trade gap for January and February 2010 reached EUR 121.2m, putting the import-export coverage at 95.4%.

Slightly over EUR 2bn of goods were imported from the other EU members in the first two months of the year, 1.3% more year-on-year, while imports from non-EU countries edged up 0.2% to EUR 623.5m.

Exports to EU countries in the first two months recorded a strong year-on-year growth of 6.2% to EUR 1.91bn, while exports to other countries fell by 8.1% to EUR 635.8m.

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