Slovakia's current account surplus widened in June 2014 to EUR 187mn from a revised surplus of EUR 168mn in May, preliminary data from the central bank showed. The May current account figure was revised from an initially reported surplus of EUR 149mn.
In annual terms, the current account surplus increased 33.6% in June.
The trade surplus rose to EUR 526mn in June from a revised EUR 495mn in May. On an annual basis, exports increased 1.8% in June, following a 2.4% drop in May, while imports fell 0.7% compared to a 0.3% drop a month earlier.
|----exports, y/y change, %||1.8%||-2.4%||-1.9%||3.6%|
|----imports, y/y change, %||-0.7%||-0.3%||-1.9%||2.5%|
|Balance of services||-18||15||12||148|
|CURRENT ACCOUNT BALANCE||187||168||140||1,548|
|Source: National Bank of Slovakia|
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