Slovenia: Foreign trade in goods in April 2021 significantly higher than a year ago

In the period January – April 2021, Slovenian exports increased by 15.6% and imports by 16.6% during the same period of 2020.

According to data from the Slovenian Statistics Agency, the value of exported goods reached 3.2 billion euros, while the value of imported goods reached 3.3 billion euros. Compared to April 2020, when economic activity was severely hampered by the adverse effects of the epidemic, exports were higher by 55.3% and imports were higher by 69.0%.

External trade in April 2021 was, despite the still unusual circumstances, higher compared to the same month last year (April 2019), as exports were higher by 14.0% and imports were higher by 3.4%. The values ​​of exports and imports of April this year were in fact the highest of all the Aprils of the last ten years.

The export / import ratio was 98.4%; the deficit reached -0.1 billion euros.

In April 2021, the value of foreign trade with EU Member States was significantly higher than in April 2020. The value of goods, exported to EU Member States, reached 2.1 billion Euros, which is approximately the same as the value of goods imported from these countries.

In April 2021 exports were higher by 59.7% and imports were higher by 69.6% compared to April 2020. The background of higher values ​​of April this year can again be attributed to the epidemic declared at this time of year passed. In April 2021 exports of goods to EU Member States were lower by 1.6% and imports were lower by 1.4% compared to April 2019.

In April 2021 the value of foreign trade with other countries was also significantly higher compared to April 2020. Slovenia’s exports of goods amounted to 1.1 billion euros, while imports reached approximately the same value.

In April 2021 exports were higher by 47.9% and imports were higher by 67.9% compared to April 2020. At the same time, the year before the declared epidemic (in April 2019), exports and imports were lower.

Slovenia’s exports in the period January – April 2021 increased by 15.6% (value of goods reached 12.6 billion euros) and imports increased by 16.6% (value of goods reached 12.0 billion euros) during the same period of 2020.

The foreign trade surplus in the above period amounted to 0.6 billion euros, the export / import ratio was 105.0%. The foreign trade surplus was recorded in all months of 2021, except in April.

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