Serbia's confectionery industry trade surplus jumps to USD 60mn in Jan-Sept.

By bne IntelliNews November 29, 2011
The trade surplus of Serbia's confectionery industry rose 27% on the year to USD 60mn in the first nine months of 2011, the country's Chamber of Commerce said. The value of Serbian confectionery products exported in January-September rose 8.4% to USD 100.6mn, the chamber said in a statement. The value of imports dropped 10.7% on the year to USD 40mn in the first nine months of 2011. The nine-month output of the Serbian confectionery industry, however, fell 8% to 93,100 tonnes. The biggest drop, of 11.2%, was recorded at the production of chocolate and cacao based products. Candy manufacturing also shrank, by 9.6% on the year.

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