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Exports Expand by 7% Y/Y

Ljubljana, 09 September (STA) - Slovenia exported EUR 1.902bn worth of goods in July, which marks an increase of 7% on the same month a year ago. Imports of merchandise meanwhile rose by 2.8% to EUR 1.884bn, official statistics show.

According to a preliminary report from the Statistics Office for July, export-import ratio was100.9%.

Exports to EU countries represented nearly 75% (EUR 1.422bn) of all goods exported in July, and imports from those countries accounted for 80% (EUR 1.509bn) of all Slovenia's imports.

Exports in the first seven months of the year totalled EUR 12.698bn, up 2.3% on the same period a year ago. Imports fell by 0.1% to EUR 13.011bn.

The trade gap by the end of July was EUR 314m and exports represented 97.6% of imports.

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