Slovakia's foreign trade balance posted the highest monthly surplus of this year, preliminary figures for June made available by the Slovak Statistics Office indicate. Exports exceeded imports by €378.4 million. The results represent improvement of the August surplus of €282.7 million, which was revised up by the Statistics Office. The cumulative January-September foreign trade surplus stood at €954.4 million, the SITA newswire reported.
However, both exports and imports lagged behind the results from last year. Total exports were down 14.4 percent to €3.79 billion in September and imports were 22.9 percent lower compared to the same period of last year, amounting to €3.412 billion. Exports for nine months have slumped 25.1 percent y-o-y to €28.492 billion, SITA wrote. SITA
Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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11. Nov 2009 at 14:00