STA, 7 March 2022 - Slovenia exported EUR 3.5 billion worth of goods in January, or 20.5% more than in the same month last year, while imports surged by 52.1% to EUR 3.9 billion, the Statistics Office reported on Monday. A trade deficit of EUR 400 million was thus recorded for the exports-to-imports coverage of 89.2%.
In January, exports to the EU member states were up by 28.8% year-on-year to EUR 2.4 billion, while imports from these countries increased by 38% to EUR 2.4 billion.
Trade with the EU member states represented 68.5% of the total value of Slovenia's exports and 60.9% of the total value of imports.
Exports to non-EU countries in January were 5.7% higher than in the same month in 2021, to amount to EUR 1.1 billion, while imports from these countries surged by 80.6% to EUR 1.5 billion.
The Statistics Office noted that operations involving processing represented an important share of the value of trade with non-EU countries in January, with such transactions accounting for roughly two-fifths of all exports and nearly half of all imports.