In July, exports increased 2.2 percent year-on-year to USD 13.12 billion, from USD 12.83 billion in the same month last year. Shipments of vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling-stock led the exports, followed by boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances and knitted and crocheted goods and articles.
Exports to the EU increased by 22.7 percent year-on-year and Germany remained the main export partner, followed by Iraq, the UK and Russia.
Imports increased 10 percent year-on-year in July of 2013 to USD 22.92 billion, from USD 20.8 billion a year earlier. The top imports were recorded for mineral fuels and oils, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances and vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling-stock.