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Slovak trade posts highest surplus of this year in June

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.

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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