Foreign trade records surplus of €67.1 million in February

Slovakia’s foreign trade balance posted a surplus of €67.1 million in February, the country's Statistics Office announced on April 9, the TASR newswire reported.

Slovakia’s foreign trade balance posted a surplus of €67.1 million in February, the country's Statistics Office announced on April 9, the TASR newswire reported.

Total exports – in which automobiles make up about a third – reached €3.46 billion in February, a 19-percent year-on-year increase. Imports went up by 17.5 percent to €3.39 billion.

When both January and February are taken into account, exports went up by 16.6 percent on annual terms to €6.55 billion, TASR wrote. Imports rose by 8.5 percent to reach €6.38 billion. Over the first two months of 2010, Slovakia’s foreign trade balance recorded a surplus of €168.9 million. In comparison, there was a foreign trade deficit of €263 million in January and February 2009.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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