In December, trade with the EU countries ended up in a surplus of CZK 45.8 billion, which was higher by CZK 12.2 billion y/y. Deficit in trade with non-EU countries deepened by CZK 13.9 billion y/y to CZK 44.8 billion. Surplus increased in trade with Germany and Slovakia, by CZK 5.2 billion and CZK 2.6 billion, respectively. The balance of trade with Poland improved from negative to positive, by CZK 1.4 billion; deficit decreased by CZK 0.1 billion in trade with Russia. On the other hand, deficit deepened in trade with China and South Korea by CZK 12.7 billion and CZK 0.9 billion, respectively.
In 2010, external trade with EU countries ended up in a surplus of CZK 593.5 billion, up by CZK 109.3 billion y/y. In trade with non-EU countries, deficit deepened by CZK 134.3 billion to CZK 468.9 billion. The positive balance increased in trade with Germany, by CZK 26.2 billion, Slovakia, CZK 18.8 billion, the UK, CZK 11.1 billion, France, CZK 10.4 billion and Italy, CZK 10.3 billion. On the other hand, there was a deeper deficit in trade with China, by CZK 84.2 billion, South Korea, CZK 11.8 billion, Azerbaijan, CZK 9.7 billion, and Russia, CZK 9.4 billion.
Belarusand Australia headed the more than doubled increases in exports for December 2010 compared with December 2009. Taiwan and again Belarus lead the annual increase in exports for January to December 2010. Let us have a closer look at the conditions in Belarus.