VILNIUS - Lithuania posted a lower export growth rate for January through July 2018 than its two Baltic neighbors, according to the latest figures from the EU statistical office Eurostat.
Lithuania's exports rose by 8 percent in the seven months year-on-year to 15.8 billion euros, compared with Latvia's 8 percent growth, to 7.4 billion euros, and Estonia's 12 percent growth, to 8.2 billion euros.
Imports increased by 8 percent in both Lithuania and Latvia, to 17.5 billion euros and 9 billion euros, respectively, and were up by 9 percent to 9.4 billion euros in Estonia.
Both Lithuania and Latvia recorded a foreign trade deficit of 1.6 billion euros. Estonia's deficit was lower at 1.2 billion euros.