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.
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