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Slovenia's Exports Up 1.2% Y/Y in Q1

Ljubljana, 10 May (STA) - Slovenia's exports amounted to EUR 5.246bn in the first quarter of 2013, which was a 1.2% increase over the same period last year. The country imported EUR 5.519bn worth of goods, which was a 1.7% drop compared to Q1 of 2012, according to preliminary data from the Statistics Office.

The trade gap was at EUR 272.6m, while the import to export ratio stood at 95.1% in the first quarter.

Data for march show that exports exceeded imports by EUR 10.5m, with the ratio amounting to 100.6%.

Slovenia exported EUR 1.884bn worth of goods in March, which was 2.3% less than in March 2012. Imports amounted to EUR 1.873bn, which was an 8.3% drop over the same month last year.

In March, exports to EU countries amounted to EUR 1.291bn, which accounted for 68.6% of all exports. Imports from EU members were worth EUR 1.377bn or 73.5% of all imports.

Exports to non-EU members amounted to EUR 592.3m, while imports were at EUR 495.9m.

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