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Slovenia's Exports Exceed Imports in June

Ljubljana, 09 August (STA) - Slovenia's exports amounted to just under EUR 1.78bn in June, down 2% over May and up 7.8% year-on-year, the Statistics Office said on Tuesday. Imports meanwhile amounted to EUR 1.77bn, down 9.7% on monthly level and up 5.5% compared to June 2010. The export-import ratio stood at 100.1%.

The most goods were exchanged with other EU member states. Slovenia exported EUR 1.26bn worth of goods to other EU member states in June, accounting for 70.9% of total exports, while only EUR 518m of goods were shipped to third countries.

Slovenia imported EUR 1.38bn from the EU, or 77.8% of total imports, while EUR 395m worth of goods were imported from countries outside the EU.

In the first half of 2011, Slovenia exported over EUR 10.25bn worth of goods, up 16.1% year-on-year. Imports reached EUR 10.89m in the first six months, up 14.8% compared to the same period last year. Export-import ratio stood at 94.2%, with the gap amounting to EUR 633m.

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