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Foreign trade detailed data in April and for the first four months of 2019

Foreign trade detailed data in April and for the first four months of 2019

Last update: 09.07.2019
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Publisher: Headquarters Bratislava
Topic: Macroeconomic statistics
Domain: Foreign trade
Publish Date: 09.07.2019

In April 2019, compared with the corresponding period last year, the total export of goods increased by 2,6 % to EUR 6 567,8 million and the total import rose by 7,5 % to EUR 6 628,2 million. The foreign trade balance was in deficit in the amount of EUR 60,4 million.

 In first four months of 2019, the foreign trade balance was in surplus in the amount of EUR 984 million (by EUR 2,5 million lower than in the corresponding period last year).

The Slovak Republic recorded the highest active balance with Germany (EUR 1 961,5 million),  the United Kingdom (EUR 1 018,1 million), France (EUR 966,3 million), USA (EUR 835,5 million),  Austria (EUR 724,4 million), Poland (EUR 602,6 million), Italy (EUR 478,6 million), Spain (EUR 330,1 million), the Czech Republic (EUR 308,1 million), and Romania (EUR 275,1 million).

The largest passive balance was recorded with the Republic of Korea (EUR 1 382,4 million),Vietnam (EUR 1 326,4 million), China (EUR 1 000,4 million), the Russian Federation (EUR 873,9 million), Japan (EUR 142,7 million), Malaysia (EUR 142,5 million), Taiwan (EUR 132,2 million) and Ukraine (EUR 115,2 million).

Goods in the amount of EUR 27 353,9 million were exported from the Slovak Republic. Compared with corresponding period of 2018, the total export grew by 7,1 %.

In terms of goods, the increase was recorded in export of motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for transport of persons by EUR 1 793,6 million, petroleum oils and oils obtained from bituminous minerals other than crude by EUR 76 million, air or vacuum pumps, air or other gas compressors and fans by EUR 68,7 million, electrical transformers, static converters and inductors by EUR 68,6 million and  copper unrefined and copper anodes for electrolytic refining by EUR 68 million.

The highest decrease was recorded in export of telephone sets including telephones for cellular networks by EUR 371,4 million, automatic data-processing machine and units thereof by EUR 59,4 million and monitors and projectors, television apparatus by EUR 58,5 million.

Relating the most significant trade partners, export increased to Germany by 7,7 %, the Czech Republic by 3 %, Poland by 8 %, France by 13,5 %, Austria by 8,5 %, Hungary by 8,8 %, United Kingdom by 14,8 %, USA by 74,6 %, Romania by 10,1 %, China by 36,4 % and the Russian Federation by 8,4 %. Export to Italy decreased by 29,8 %, Spain by 4,4 % and the Netherlands by 3,1 %.

In terms of the main economic groupings, the export to the EU countries rose by 4,3 % (it represented 84,3 % of the total export of the SR) and to the OECD countries by 6,2 % (it represented 88,7 % of the total export of the SR).  

Goods in the amount of EUR 26 369,9 million were imported to the Slovak Republic with a year-on-year growth of 7,4 %.

In terms of goods, the increase was registered in import of parts and accessories of the motor vehicles by EUR 917,5 million, wires and cables by EUR 225,8 million, compression-ignition internal combustion piston engines by EUR 140,6 million and seats, also convertible into beds by EUR 72 million.

The significant drop was recorded in import of telephone sets including telephones for cellular networks by EUR 271 million, products of liquid crystals by EUR 114,4 million, parts and accessories suitable for transmission apparatus for radio-broadcasting or television by EUR 79 million and automatic data-processing machine and units thereof by EUR 49,3 million.

In relation to the most significant trade partners, the import increased from Germany by 4,6 %, the Czech Republic by 6,4 %, China by 0,8 %, Poland by 5,7 %, the Republic of Korea by 2,8 %, the Russian Federation by 10,4 %, Hungary by 17,2 %, Austria by 7,7 %, France by 0,7 % and United Kingdom by 9,9 %.  Import from Vietnam decreased by 21,2 % and Italy by 3,1 %.

In terms of the main economic groupings, the import from the EU countries grew by 10,5 % (it represented 68 % of the total import) and from the OECD countries by 5,8 % (it represented 65,7 % of the total import of the SR), compared with the corresponding period of 2018.


Note: data are preliminary, at current prices in the FOB-type value. Information was processed by the Statistical Office of the SR on the basis of data from the Customs Section of the Financial Directorate of the SR obtained within the customs clearance and INTRASTAT-SK declarations, which are provided by consignee and consignor of goods.
Since January 2018, Lithuania (from 5th July 2018 as the OECD member) is included in OECD data.

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