In the first eight months of this year Croatia exported € 14.96 billion worth of goods, which is 1.5%В less compared to the same period in 2022, while imports fell by 3.9%В to € 26.2 billion, preliminary data released by the Central Bureau of Statistics (DZS) on Monday show.
The foreign trade deficit in the first eight months amounted to € 11.3 billion, and the coverage of imports by exports was 57%. At the same time last year, it was 55.6%.
According to the first data from the DZS, goods worth € 10.16 billion were exported to EU member states in the first eight months of this year, or 3.2% less than in the same period last year. The value of imported goods from EU member states increased by 3.3% to € 19.9 billion.
Statistics on exports to non-EU countries show a growth of 2.3% to € 4.8 billion, with a simultaneous drop in goods imports from non-EU countries, by 21.2%В to € 6.4 billion.
The DZS also published other, corrected data on trade in goods for the first seven months of this year, which show that exports increased by 0.2% to € 13.3 billion, while exports fell by 0.5% to € 23.3 billion.
According to the new data, the foreign trade deficit in the first seven months of 2023 amounted to € 9.97 billion, and the coverage of imports by exports was 57.2%.