Top monthly trade deficit since 1998

The trade deficit reached a new record in November last year with a Sk 12.9 billion difference between imported and exported goods. Since the beginning of 2001 trade deficit figure has exceeded Sk 87 billion. It is the highest monthly trade deficit since Mikuláš Dzurinda administration came to power in 1998.

Compiled by Martina Pisárová from press reports.
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