Statistics Office

Exports in September up 16.7% year-on-year, imports up 46.7%

Ljubljana – The upward trend in Slovenia’s trade in goods continues, as the country exported goods worth EUR 3.5 billion in September, or 16.7% more than in the same month in 2020, while imports, totalling EUR 3.9 billion, were up by 46.7%. Slovenia’s September figures were also higher than those in the same month in the pre-Covid year 2019.

Slovenia’s R&D expenditure at record EUR 1 billion last year

Ljubljana – Gross domestic expenditure on R&D amounted to EUR 1 billion last year, an increase of 2% compared to 2019, according to provisional data. That was a record both in absolute terms and as a share of GDP – 2.15% of GDP or 0.1 percentage point more than in the previous year, the Statistics Office said on Friday.

Calls to reduce poverty made on poverty eradication day

Ljubljana – Slovenian NGOs and the human rights ombudsman have called on the authorities to take measures to reduce poverty to the largest degree possible as the world observes International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on Sunday. The ministry in charge social affairs on the other hand says the government has not forgotten the socially deprived.

Food prices increased in 2020

Ljubljana – Most basic food products became more expensive in 2020, the year marked by the Covid-19 epidemic, the Statistics Office said on Tuesday in light of the upcoming World Food Day on 16 October. They added that price rises were the most substantial in apples (+35.4%) and minced meat (+22.8%).

Slovenia’s industry kept expanding in August

Ljubljana – Slovenia’s industrial output grew by 1.1% in August compared to the month before, expanding by 8.4% year-on-year, fresh data from the Statistics Office shows.

The monthly growth was driven by a 7.2% growth in the electricity, gas and steam supply industry and a 1.2% growth in manufacturing as mining and quarrying contracted by 10.1%.

Surfing the net, more than half run into fake news

Ljubljana – Almost 90% of Slovenians aged 16-74 used the internet regularly in the first quarter of 2021, show data released by the Statistics Office on Thursday. When surfing the net, some 58% of them (912,340 users) encountered fake or dubious information on social media or news portals and 37% of them went on to check the facts.