With its positive trade balance for the first five months of this year, Slovakia is among EU countries that are doing well on trade, with a trade surplus of €0.2 billion. Sixteen EU member states showed a trade deficit, one country a zero balance and nine countries had a trade surplus, the SITA newswire wrote.
Germany posted the highest surplus of €46.3 billion, followed by Ireland (€15.6 billion) and the Netherlands (€13.8 billion). On the other hand, Great Britain reported the deepest trade deficit for the January-May period at €38.2 billion. It was followed by France (€24.4 billion), Spain (€20.7 billion), Greece (€11.6 billion) and Portugal (€6.8 billion). SITA
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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