Export and Import in Slovenia Keep Growing Significantly
For 9 months of 2017, Slovenia exported goods in the amount of 20 billion 940 million euros, thus exceeding the same indicator of last year by 12.7%. In the reporting period, goods worth 20 billion 232 million euros were imported. This is 13.9% more than in 2016.
The surplus of commodity exchange in foreign markets amounted to 707 million 388 thousand euros. Coverage of import by export amounted to 103.5%. As noted in the Statistics Service, the surplus of commodity exchange in foreign markets was fixed in each month of the reporting period, except August.
During the first 9 months of 2017, Slovenia predominantly traded with the EU countries. The key trading partners of Slovenia are Germany, Italy, Austria and Croatia. The cost of export to these countries amounted to 16 billion 120 million euros (+12.6%), and the value of goods and services imported from the EU made 16 billion 202 million euros (+12.6%).
The cost of export to non-EU countries for 9 months amounted to 4 billion 819 million euros (+13.1%), and the cost of import from these countries reached 4 billion 29 million euros (+19.3%).
The most important categories of export were passenger cars and medical products, while cars and oils derived from oil and bituminous materials prevailed in import.
Only in September 2017, Slovenia exported goods and services worth 2 billion 617 million euros, having exceeded the same value of 2016 by 14.1%. The value of import for September 2017 reached a mark of 2 billion 358 million euros (10.7% more than in the same period last year).