Slovenia: External trade in goods in April 2021 significantly higher than a year before

Slovenia: External trade in goods in April 2021 significantly higher than a year before

In the period January–April 2021, Slovenian exports increased by 15,6% and imports by 16,6% over the same period of 2020.

According to data from the Slovenian Statistic Agency, the value of exported goods amounted to EUR 3.2 billion, while the value of imported goods amounted to EUR 3.3 billion. Compared to April 2020, when economic activity was tremendously hindered 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 still unusual circumstances, higher compared to the same month the year before last (April 2019), as exports were higher by 14.0% and imports were higher by 3.4%. The values of this year’s April exports and imports of goods were actually the highest of all April’s of the past ten years.

The export/import ratio was 98.4%; the deficit amounted to EUR -0.1 billion.

In April 2021, the value of external trade with the EU Member States was significantly higher than in April 2020. The value of goods, exported to the EU Member States, amounted to EUR 2.1 billion, 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 this year’s higher April values can be attributed again to the declared epidemic at this time last year. In April 2021 exports of goods to the 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 external trade with other countries was also significantly higher compared to April 2020. Slovenia’s exports of goods amounted to EUR 1.1 billion, while imports amounted to roughly 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 January–April 2021 period increased by 15.6% (value of goods amounted to EUR 12.6 billion) and imports increased by 16.6% (the value of goods amounted to EUR 12.0 billion) over the same period of 2020.

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