Slovakia’s trade surplus rose in January, as exports rose and imports increased, data from the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic showed on Thursday.

The trade balance registered a surplus of EUR 241.2 million in January from EUR 5.5 million in the same month last year. In December, the trade surplus was EUR 150.6 million.

Economists had forecast a surplus of EUR 116.0 million.

Exports fell 0.1 percent annually in January and imports declined 3.6 percent.

On a seasonally adjusted basis, trade surplus was EUR 214.9 million in January.

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