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Slovakia posts foreign trade surplus of €560.1 million in May

Slovakia's foreign trade surplus reached €560.1 million in May, €457.1 million more than the surplus a year earlier, the Slovak Statistics Office (ŠÚ) announced on July 9, as reported by the TASR newswire. Overall exports of goods and services from Slovakia reached €5.275 billion, 7.5-percent growth year-on-year while total imports went down by 2.1 percent to €4.715 billion. For the first five months of the year, Slovakia's foreign trade surplus stood at €2.042 billion, €1.287 billion more than the same period in 2011. Overall exports of goods were up by 9.3 percent year-on-year to reach €25.001 billion while total imports increased by 3.8 percent to €22.959 billion.

Slovakia's foreign trade surplus reached €560.1 million in May, €457.1 million more than the surplus a year earlier, the Slovak Statistics Office (ŠÚ) announced on July 9, as reported by the TASR newswire.

Overall exports of goods and services from Slovakia reached €5.275 billion, 7.5-percent growth year-on-year while total imports went down by 2.1 percent to €4.715 billion. For the first five months of the year, Slovakia's foreign trade surplus stood at €2.042 billion, €1.287 billion more than the same period in 2011. Overall exports of goods were up by 9.3 percent year-on-year to reach €25.001 billion while total imports increased by 3.8 percent to €22.959 billion.

The Statistics Office revised downward Slovakia's trade surplus for April by €10.3 million, the SITA newswire wrote. Preliminary data had reported a foreign trade surplus of €454.9 million while the revised figure is a surplus of €444.6 million.

Source: TASR, SITA

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
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