Croatia’s Jan-May exports up by 25.5 pct, imports by 17.5 pct

NEWS 09.07.202114:08
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Croatia's commodity exports totalled HRK 53.2 billion in the first five months of 2021, up by 25.5% on the year, while import increased by 17.5%, to HRK 81.4 billion, the State Bureau of Statistics (DZS) reported on Friday.

The foreign trade deficit increased by HRK 1.3 billion to HRK 28.2 billion. Coverage of imports by exports reached 65.4%.

Exports to EU countries amounted to HRK 36.1 billion or 23.9% more year-on-year. At the same time imports from EU countries increased by 15.3% to HRK 63.5 billion.

Exports to non-EU countries increased by 29.2% to HRK 17.1 billion while imports from those countries increased by 26% to HRK 17.9 billion.

Expressed in euro, exports totalled slightly over €7 billion, an increase of 24.4% on the year, while imports rose by 16.4% to €10.76 billion. The trade deficit was €3.7 billion.

Exports to EU countries increased by 22.8% to €4.8 billion, while imports rose by 14.3% to €8.4 billion. Exports to non-EU countries went up by 27.9% to €2.3 billion, while imports from those countries grew by 24.8% to €2.4 billion.