Slovenia’s economic growth ticks up to 0.7% in 1st quarter

Driven by external demand, Slovenia's economy expanded at an annual rate of 0.7% in the first quarter of 2023, after growing by 0.2% in the previous quarter, fresh data from the Statistics Office shows.

Final consumption expenditure was slightly lower than in the last quarter of last year, but exports increased while imports fell, and the construction industry drove growth in the value added.

Exports increased by 1.9% year-on-year as imports fell by 3.8%. External trade balance on services was positive for the fourth consecutive quarter. It the case of goods it was positive...

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