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Exports in October Up 3.6% Year-on-Year

Ljubljana, 10 December (STA) - Slovenia exported EUR 1.988bn worth of goods in October, which is 3.6% more than in the same period last year. Imports were meanwhile flat year-on-year at EUR 1.992bn, the Statistics Office said on Tuesday.

Slovenian companies exported somewhat more than EUR 1.5bn to EU countries, which is 76.2% of total exports in October. Imports from the EU was also at EUR 1.5bn or 75.4% of total imports in the month.

In the first ten months of 2013, exports rose by 2.5% compared to the same period last year to EUR 18.1bn, while imports decreased by 0.3% to EUR 18.5bn. The trade deficit in the period stood at EUR 326m.

Exports to the EU in the January-October period stood at EUR 13.6bn or 75.2% of total exports. Imports from the bloc meanwhile amounted to EUR 14.6bn or slightly less than 79% of total imports.

The exports to imports ratio was at 99.8% in October and at 98.2% in the first ten months of the year.

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