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Foreign trade in deficit in April after surplus one year ago

Slovakia's foreign trade balance showed a deficit of Sk5.8 billion (€192 million) in April, compared to a Sk700-million (€23.1 million) surplus in the same month last year, the Slovak Statistics Office said on June 11.

Slovakia's foreign trade balance showed a deficit of Sk5.8 billion (€192 million) in April, compared to a Sk700-million (€23.1 million) surplus in the same month last year, the Slovak Statistics Office said on June 11.

April exports grew by 21.2 percent year-on-year to Sk134 billion (€4.4 billion), while imports rose by 27.3 percent year-on-year to Sk139.7 billion (€4.6 billion).

The country's foreign trade between January-April, meanwhile, posted a surplus of Sk500 million (€17 million), Sk5 billion (€165 million) less than the surplus recorded in the same period last year. Exports rose by 16 percent year-on-year to Sk516.7 billion (€17 billion), while imports were up 17.3 percent year-on-year to Sk516.2 billion. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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