Volume of exports up 8 percent

After adjustment for working days, the volume of exports of goods was 8 percent up in June on the same month last year. The volume of imports was 6 percent up. The growth rate of exports was marginally higher than the average growth rate over the first five months of this year, whereas the growth rate of imports was somewhat lower. Import and export prices were 1 percent up on June 2006.

The value of goods exports was 29.8 billion euro. This is 8 percent higher than one year previously. The value of goods imports increased by 6 percent to 25.6 billion euro. This resulted in a trade surplus of 3.8 billion euro. This is 0.7 billion euro higher than one year previously.

Exports to non-EU countries performed better than exports to EU countries. Imports showed a reverse trend. The value of imports from EU countries increased by 10 percent, the value of  imports from non-EU countries rose by a scant 1 percent.

Just like in the previous months of this year, the value of imports and exports of chemical products increased markedly. Imports and exports of machinery and transport equipment also rose considerably relative to June last year.

 Goods exports (volume)

Goods exports (volume)