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Foreign trade detailed data over the first two months of 2013

Foreign trade detailed data over the first two months of 2013

Last update: 29.09.2018
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Publisher: Headquarters Bratislava
Topic: Macroeconomic statistics
Domain: National accounts
Publish Date: 09.05.2013

In February, compared with February 2012, the total export of goods increased by 3,3 % to EUR 5 039,8 million and the total import decreased by 0,04 % to EUR 4 589,6 million. The foreigntrade balancewasin surplusand amounted to EUR 450,2 million (by EUR 164,3 million higher than in February 2012).

Over a period of January and February, the foreign trade balance was in surplus of EUR 813,8 million (by EUR 229,7 million higher than in the corresponding period last year).

The Slovak Republic had the highest balance surplus with Germany (EUR 669,3 million), Poland (EUR 476,7 million), the Czech Republic (EUR 469,5 million), Austria (EUR 468,5 million), the United Kingdom (EUR 344,7 million), Hungary (EUR 295,5 million), France (EUR 270,8 million), Italy (EUR 193,6 million), the Netherlands (EUR 145,2 million), Switzerland (EUR 95,4 million) and Sweden (EUR 91,2 million).

The biggest balance deficit was in foreign-trade activity with the Republic of Korea (EUR 749,6 million), the Russian Federation (EUR 586,1 million), China (EUR 369 million), Japan (EUR 87,5 million), Taiwan (EUR 49,3 million), Ukraine (EUR 34,2 million), India (EUR 27,5 million) and Malaysia (EUR 27,2 million).

Goods in the amount of EUR 9 896,5 million were exported from the Slovak Republic. Compared with the corresponding period of 2012, the total export increased by 5,6 %.

In terms of goods, export of telephone sets, including telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks increased the most significantly by EUR 271,8 million, motor cars and other motor vehicles principally designed for transport of persons by EUR 242,6 million, automatic data-processing machines and units by EUR 78,4 million, flat-rolled products of iron or non-alloy steel, hot rolled by EUR 50,9 million and bodies (including cabs) for the motor vehicles by EUR 46,3 million.

Export of monitors and projectors, reception apparatus for television decreased the most by EUR 205,2 million, refined copper and copper alloys, unwrought EUR by 36,9 million, other articles of plastic by EUR 28,4 million, wires and cables by EUR 24,3 million, transmission shafts and cranks by EUR 21,4 million.

From the most significant trade partners, export increased to Germany by 0,8 %, Poland by 25,3 %, Hungary by 1,5 %, Italy by 4,7 %, the United Kingdom by 24,6 %, the Russian Federation by 33,4 % and China by 3 %. Export decreased to the Czech Republic by 0,1 %, Austria by 1,7 %, France by 11,3 % and the Netherlands by 3 %.

The export to the EU countries increased by 2,6 % (it constituted 84 % of the total export of the SR) and to the OECD countries by 4,3 % (it represented 87 % of the total export of the SR) in terms of the main economic groupings.

Goods in the amount of EUR 9 082,7 million were imported to the Slovak Republic which represented a year-on-year increase by 3,4 %.

In terms of goods, import of telephone sets, including telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks increased the most by EUR 261 million, automatic data-processing machines and units by EUR 109,3 million, products of liquid crystals
by EUR 100,1 million, parts and accessories of motor vehicles by EUR 62,6 million, petroleum gases and other gaseous hydrocarbons by EUR 61,1 million.

Import of parts and accessories suitable for transmission apparatus for radio-broadcasting or television, monitors and projectors dropped the most by EUR 144,5 million, refined copper and copper alloys, unwrought by EUR 47,7 million, monitors and projectors, reception apparatus for television by EUR 25,4 million and coal by EUR 24,9 million.

In relation to the most significant trade partners, import increased from Germany by 2,5 %, the Russian Federation by 4,3 %, the Czech Republic by 6,1 %, the Republic of Korea by 11,8 %, China by 7,2 % and Poland by 21,1 %. Import decreased from Hungary by 4 %, Italy by 6,1 %, France by 8,5 % and Austria by 13,9 %.

Import from the EU countries rose by 0,02 % (it represented 62 % of the total import) and from the OECD countries by 2,5 % (it represented 60,5 % of the total import of the SR) in terms of the main economic groupings.

Note: data are preliminary (at current prices in the value of FOB type), data were processed by the Statistical Office of the SR on the base of data from the Customs Directorate of the SR acquired within customs act and reports of INTRASTAT-SK, which are provided by recipients and senders of goods.

 

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