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Slovenia's Trade Gap Halved in April

Ljubljana, 09 June (STA) - Slovenia exported EUR 1.67bn worth of goods in April, up 14.6% year-on-year, while the value of imports reached EUR 1.75bn, a 11.2% increase, according to the provisional data from the Statistics Office.

On the monthly level, the trade gap almost halved, from EUR 156.9m to EUR 83.8m, putting the export-import ratio at 95.2%.

Exports to the EU were worth EUR 1.21bn, which is 72.3% of the total exports, while imports from the EU reached EUR 1.33bn, 75.8% of the overall imports.

Meanwhile, Slovenia exported EUR 463m worth of goods to countries outside the EU and imported EUR 423m worth of goods from them.

In the first four months of 2011, exports stood at EUR 6.65bn, a 18.2% increase year-on-year, while imports stood at EUR 7.1bn or 18.9% more than in the same period in 2010.

The trade gap amounted to EUR 449.5m and the export-import ratio stood at 93.7%.

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