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Slovenia Registers Spike in Exports

Ljubljana, 12 March (STA) - Slovenia's goods exports surged 9.4% year-on-year in January while imports fell 3.3%, which made for the second monthly trade surplus in five months, the Statistics Office said Wednesday.

Exports stood at EUR 1.827bn and imports were at EUR 1.802m. The trade surplus was just shy of EUR 25m, according to preliminary figures.

The statisticians recorded a 13.1% surge in exports to the EU, in particular Slovenia's principal trading partners, while imports from the EU declined 2.8%.

Imports from non-EU countries were down 5% and exports to these markets declined by 2.5%.

EU markets accounted for 78.5% of overall exports and just over 77% of total imports.

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