All three Baltic countries posted year-on-year growth in exports for the first half of 2017, figures from the EU statistical office Eurostat showed on August 16th, cites LETA/BNS.

Lithuania’s exports jumped by 18% to EUR 12.6 billion.

Latvia’s exports rose by 11% to EUR 5.7 billion and Estonia’s exports were up by 10% to EUR 6.4 billion.

Lithuania’s first-half imports increased by 18% year-on-year to EUR 13.9 billion. Latvia registered a 14% rise in imports to EUR 7 billion and Estonia’s imports grew by 11% to EUR 7.5 billion.

Lithuania and Latvia each recorded a trade deficit of EUR 1.3 billion. Estonia’s trade deficit was somewhat lower at EUR 1.1 billion.