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Slovenia's Exports Up 12% Last Year

Ljubljana, 09 February (STA) - Slovenia exported EUR 20.46bn-worth of goods last year, which is 12.2% more than in 2010. Imports were meanwhile up 11.2% to EUR 22.11bn, according to preliminary data released by the Statistics Office on Thursday.

The trade deficit thus stood at EUR 1.65bn, putting the export-import ratio at 92.5%.

Last December, Slovenia's exports amounted to EUR 1.54bn, which is 4.5% more than in December 2010. Imports meanwhile stood at EUR 1.76bn, up 2.1% year-on-year, to put the export-import ratio at 87.7%.

Goods exported to the EU last December were worth a total of EUR 1.07bn, which was 69.2% of total exports, which imports from the EU amounted to EUR 1.37bn (78.1% of total imports).

Slovenia exported EUR 473.9m-worth of goods to non-EU countries in December, and imported EUR 384m, according to the office.

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