The Commodity Exchanges of Slovenia with Foreign Markets Improve
In January 2017, Slovenia exported goods worth 2.09 billion euros and imported goods for 2.05 billion euros. The surplus of the foreign trade balance amounted to 45.3 million euros.
Imports of Slovenia, as compared to January 2016, increased by 17.9% on an average monthly level, and exports increased by 13.8%. As a rule, the January index of commodity exchanges at an average monthly level is one of the lowest, but in January, this figure exceeded even the average annual value of 2016. Exports of Slovenia, as compared to the average annual figure of the last year increased by 0.6% and imports—by 1.9%, as calculated by the Statistics Service.
Slovenia’s most important trading partner is the EU, which in January, covered 77.9% of total exports and 80.5% of total imports. In January 2017, goods worth 1.63 billion euros were exported to the EU member states, which is 11.8% more than in January 2016. Goods worth 1.65 billion euros were imported from the EU countries. This is 18.4% more than a year earlier.
At the same time, Slovenia has achieved a record surplus in the foreign trade balance with the countries outside the EU. Slovenia exported goods worth 462.6 million euros to such countries, which is 21.4% more than in January 2016. Slovenia imported goods worth 398.2 million euros from the non-EU countries, which is 16% more than in 2016.