Croatia's commodity exports in the first half of 2016 went up 2.95% on the year, amounting to nearly HRK 43.3 billion, while imports went up 3.1% to HRK 71.2 billion, the national statistical office said on Tuesday.
The trade deficit in that period was HRK 27.97 billion, up 3.4% from H1 2015. The export-import ratio decreased by 0.2 percentage points to 60.7% at the end of June 2016.
Croatia's commodity exports to the European Union went up by 2.3% to HRK 29.2 billion, while imports rose 4.2% to HRK 56.5 billion. Exports to non-EU countries amounted to HRK 14.1 billion (+4.2%), while imports reached HRK 14.7 billion (-0.9%).
(EUR 1 = HRK 7.47)