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Slovenia Increases Exports by 14% in 2010

Ljubljana, 09 February (STA) - Slovenia exported EUR 18.22bn worth of goods in 2010, a 13.7% increase on 2009, while imports were up by EUR 19.6bn or 14.6%, preliminary data published by the Statistics Office on Wednesday shows.

The trade deficit in 2010 stood at EUR 1.39bn, with the export-import ratio at 92.9%.

In December, Slovenia exported EUR 1.46bn worth of goods, while the value of imports reached EUR 1.68bn, putting the export-import ratio at 87%. Exports as well as imports rose by 18.2% year-on-year.

Exports to the EU were worth EUR 999.6m, which is 68.5% of the total exports, while imports from the EU reached EUR 1.29bn, accounting for 77.2% of overall imports.

Slovenia exported EUR 459.6m worth of goods to non-EU countries and imported EUR 382.6m-worth of goods from them in December.

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