In July 2016, exports of goods declined by 4.6% and imports of goods decreased by 7.2% vis-à-vis July 2015
(-1.5% and -0.5% respectively, in June 2016). Excluding Fuels and lubricants, exports and imports declined by 3.1% (+1.1% and +3.5% respectively, in June 2016).
Trade balance deficit reached EUR 557 million in July 2016, which stood for a reduction of EUR 174 million. Trade balance deficit, excluding Fuels and lubricants, stood at EUR 353 million, corresponding to a decrease of EUR 13 million vis-à-vis July 2015.
In the quarter ended in July 2016, exports of goods decreased by 2.3% and imports of goods declined by 3.9%, when compared with the quarter ended in July 2015.