Republic of Slovenia’s imports as well as exports dropped in June 2012 year-on-year, suggesting that the economy is weakening further. Exports edged 1% lower to EUR 1.8bn, with imports plunging 4.5% to EUR 1.78bn, making for a positive trade balance, the Statistics Office of Republic of Slovenia said on Thursday.

In the first six months of 2012 exports were up 0.8% year-on-year to EUR 10.54bn, with imports at EUR 11.05bn, a drop of 1.1%. The coverage of imports of exports was 95.4%, according to the provisional statistical data.