For the first five months of this year, Bulgaria and Romania have reported the biggest growth in the import in comparison with the other members of EU, accordingly with 45 and 50 %. This was shown of the European statistical service Evrostat's data.
In the third place in EU is Latvia,whose import for the period January - May has growth with 29 per cent and has become 4.4 billion euro. The trade deficit of Latvia has increased by 2 billion euro in comperison with 1.5 billion euro for the same period in the previous year.
The import of Lithuania has growth with 16 per cent, and Estonia's- with 10 per cent. In Lithuania and Latvia, the growth of the import has become bigger than the growth of the export, in Estonia these indexes are equal.
The Latvia's export for the first five months of 2007 has increased with 25 per cent to 2.3 billion euro from the export of the previous year, and on this index Latvia takes second place in the EU's export.
The biggest export growth for this year is reported in Slovakia, where the export has growth with 36% to 16.7 milliard euro. Czech and Slovenia has increased their export with 21 %, accordingly to 36.3 billion euro and 8.9 billion euro.
The export of Estonia for the first six months has growth with 10% to 3.3 billion euro, and Lithuania's-with 6% to 4.8 billion euro and they take 11 and 21 place among the 27 members of EU.
Britain, Luksemburg and Cyprus'export for the period has growth accordingly with 21,17 and 7 per cent.The biggest exporters in EU for the current period were Germany, France and Netherlands, whose export volume reach accordingly 396 billion euro, 167.3 billion euro and 161.2 billion euro.
The biggest trade excess in EU have registered Germany- 80.6 billion euro, Netherlands- 16.2 billion euro and Ireland- 12.7 billion euro. The biggest trade deficit has been registered in Britain-153.9 billion euro, Spain- 36.9 billion euro and France- 16.1 billion euro.