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Slovakia's foreign trade surplus was €136 million in January

Slovakia's foreign trade posted a surplus of €136 million in January, after recording a deficit of €241.8 million in December 2010, the Statistics Office announced on Friday, March 11.

Slovakia's foreign trade posted a surplus of €136 million in January, after recording a deficit of €241.8 million in December 2010, the Statistics Office announced on Friday, March 11.

Exports stood at €4.17 billion in January, a year-on-year (y-o-y) rise of 35.4 percent. Total imports went up by 33.3 percent y-o-y to €4.03 billion.

The Statistics Office also released detailed data on foreign trade in 2010. The surplus in 2010 reached €137.5 million, €71.8 million lower than the figure reported in preliminary statistics earlier this year, the TASR newswire wrote. Total exports amounted to €48.79 billion, which was a 22.8-percent rise y-o-y. Meanwhile, total imports were €48.65 billion, a 25.5-percent rise y-o-y.

The highest surpluses in 2010 were posted in trade with Austria (€2.07 billion), Germany (€1.95 billion) and the Czech Republic (€1.74 billion). Conversely, the highest deficits were recorded in trade with South Korea (€3.7 billion), Russia (€2.73 billion) and China (€1.89 billion).

Source: TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

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