BUSINESS IN SHORT

Foreign trade increases in 2010

SLOVAKIA’s foreign trade balance continues to show a surplus. According to data released by the Statistics Office, Slovakia had a foreign trade surplus of over €67 million in February 2010, the SITA newswire reported.

SLOVAKIA’s foreign trade balance continues to show a surplus. According to data released by the Statistics Office, Slovakia had a foreign trade surplus of over €67 million in February 2010, the SITA newswire reported.

For the first two months of 2010 combined, exports exceeded imports by almost €169 million, representing a significant change compared to 2009, when a trade deficit of €263 million was recorded for the first two months.

Both exports and imports continued growing in February.

Exports increased year-on-year by 19 percent and reached €3.457 billion and imports grew by 17.5 percent to €3.390 billion.

For the first two months of 2010 total exports were more than €6.5 billion, a year-on-year increase of 16.6 percent, while combined total imports for January and February of this year were just under €6.4 billion, an increase of 8.5 percent year-on-year.


Get daily Slovak news directly to your inbox

Top stories

News digest: Who will take the swabs?

The government offers hundreds of euros to health care staff for testing. Curfew ends on Saturday for some. Take a look at testing sites and more.

PM Igor Matovič helped with testing in Tvrdošín.

People with negative tests can go to hairdresser or outdoor terraces

Those with a negative test result will have to follow rules introduced on October 15.

Companies fear drop in demand for their products and services the most

International chambers of commerce asked companies about their current situation as well as expectations.

Companies implemented anti-coronavirus measures.

The big testing: When and where to show up, and what if I don't want to? (FAQ)

Here is what we know about the practicalities of the nationwide testing so far. Testing also applies to foreigners and diplomats in Slovakia.

Pilot testing in Bardejov