Trade surplus at EUR 97 mln in May

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The surplus in external trade in goods amounted to EUR 97 million in May, as the trade volume kept expanding, according to data by the Central Statistical Office (KSH).

In EUR terms, the value of both exports and imports was 38% larger in May 2021 than the extremely low base in the same period of the previous year, which was due to the epidemic and the related restrictive measures.

The value of exports amounted to EUR 9.397 billion and that of imports to EUR 9.3 bln. The share of EU-27 Member States was 77% in exports and 71% in imports.

The balance of external trade in goods improved by EUR 9.8 million compared to May 2020.

Compared to April 2021, exports decreased by 4.4% and imports by 1.9%. Compared to May 2019, the EUR value of exports was 1.2% lower, while that of imports 4.3% higher.

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