Exports in 2015 rise 10.7, imports 7 pct

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Croatia’s exports of goods in 2015 increased 10.7 percent from 2014 when expressed in the national currency, while imports increased 7%, the national statistical office said on Tuesday.

Last year, Croatia exported HRK 87.6 billion worth of goods, while importing HRK 139.8 billion, making 2015 the second consecutive year in which exports went up. In 2014, the export of goods increased 8.7% from 2013, while imports increased 4.3%.

The trade deficit in 2015 was HRK 52.2 billion, up 1.3% from 2014. The export-import ratio was 62.6%, up 2.1 percentage points on the year.

Last year, Croatia exported HRK 58.2 billion worth of goods to other European Union member states, up 15.3% from 2014, while exports to other countries went up 2.7% to HRK 29.3 billion. Imports from other EU countries totalled HRK 108.9 billion, up 9.1% on 2014, while imports from other countries stood at HRK 30.9 billion, up 0.3%.

(EUR 1 = HRK 7.6)

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