Croatia's exports increased by 1.03% in the first seven months of 2016 compared with the same period of 2015, while at the same time imports went up by 1.34%, according to preliminary figures released by the National Bureau of Statistics (DZS) on Friday.
In January-July 2016 Croatia exported HRK 50.8 billion worth of commodities, while imports reached HRK 83.3 billion. The trade deficit was HRK 32.5 billion, up 1.8% compared with the same period last year. Coverage of imports by exports was reduced by 0.1 percentage point, from 61.1% to 61.0%.
Exports to EU countries rose by 0.35% to HRK 34.1 billion, and imports from those countries went up by 2.6% to HRK 65.8 billion. Exports to non-EU countries increased by 2.4% to HRK 16.7 billion, while imports from those countries decreased by 3.3% to HRK 17.5 billion.
(EUR 1 = HRK 7.48)