Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Slovakia's May trade deficit at Sk3.5 billion

Preliminary data from the Statistics Office showed that Slovakia had a trade deficit of Sk3.5 billion in May, an improvement of Sk4.2 billion from May of last year.

Exports in May grew by 15.9 percent to Sk120.4 billion, while imports grew 11 percent to Sk123.9 billion.

In total for the first five months of 2007, the trade balance slipped into a deficit of Sk5.4 billion. Compared with the same period last year, this was a drop of Sk34.8 billion.

Total exports in the first five months of this year grew by 23.7 percent compared to the same period of last year, to Sk569.8 billion, while total imports grew 14.9 percent to Sk575.2 billion.

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

Socialism elections were parody of free vote

After the revolution in 1989 the number of people participating in elections fell from 99 percent to around 60 percent.

Elections during socialism regime.

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava Video

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between November 17 and November 26, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.

Lúčnica

Top 3 stories from Last Week in Slovakia Video

Chinese could produce e-cars in Slovakia - PM Robert Fico does not see election defeat - Poliačik leaves the strongest opposition party

PM Robert Fico

Ecocide! How Slovakia destroys its national parks

Officially, the number of forests in Slovakia keeps growing but satellite shots of the national parks evoke horrors.

logging at Muránska Planina