Slovakia's foreign trade deficit at €660 million in 2008

Slovakia's foreign-trade deficit totalled €660 million in 2008 which is €53 million less than the deficit recorded in 2007, the Statistics Office announced on February 11. Total exports in 2008 grew by 5.1 percent, reaching €49.56 billion and imports rose by 4.9 percent to €50.22 billion, the TASR newswire wrote. Slovakia's foreign-trade deficit for December stood at €360 million. Total exports were €2.94 billion, a y-o-y fall of 18.4 percent and imports were down by 17.3 percent y-o-y to a level of €3.30 billion. Both exports and imports recorded their biggest y-o-y drops since 2005. TASR

Slovakia's foreign-trade deficit totalled €660 million in 2008 which is €53 million less than the deficit recorded in 2007, the Statistics Office announced on February 11. Total exports in 2008 grew by 5.1 percent, reaching €49.56 billion and imports rose by 4.9 percent to €50.22 billion, the TASR newswire wrote.

Slovakia's foreign-trade deficit for December stood at €360 million. Total exports were €2.94 billion, a y-o-y fall of 18.4 percent and imports were down by 17.3 percent y-o-y to a level of €3.30 billion. Both exports and imports recorded their biggest y-o-y drops since 2005. TASR

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

Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

White Crow laureates (l-r): Andrej Belák, Jolana and Štefan Náther, Jaroslav Macek

The stories of White Crow laureates show how important it is to speak up against injustice

The awards went to four initiatives in justice, education, health care and minorities.

24 h
The mass testing in Nitra.

News digest: Results from weekend nationwide testing still not out

The parliamentary committee recommends one candidate for new police chief. NASA picks a picture by Slovak photographer as its Astronomy Picture of the Day.

17 h
Gábor Grendel (OĽaNO), Juraj Šeliga (Za Ľudí), and SaS MPs Marian Viskupič and Jana Bittó Cigániková.

Matovič government takes after Smer in lawmaking

The second-largest testing scheme of the whole population is underway in Slovakia. Government says they ordered enough vaccines. Layoffs of transnationals in Bratislava.

22 h
PM Igor Matovič (front) and Economy Minister Richard Sulík (back)

Hlas is gaining strength, along with Sulík’s SaS

At the same time, most people think PM Matovič is not managing the coronavirus crisis well.

25. jan