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What They Are Shipping Out

May 28, 1997|From Associated Press

Exports in 1996 for selected countries of Eastern Europe:

BULGARIA

Exports: $4.5 billion, down 11%.

Trade balance: $200-million deficit.

Main exports: raw materials; metals accounting for 15-20%.

Specialties: wine.

CZECH REPUBLIC

Exports: $20.5 billion, up 3.5%.

Trade balance: $5.7-billion deficit.

Main exports: machine tools and transportation equipment (33%); raw materials, chemicals and chemical products, semi-finished goods (47%).

Specialties: beer, crystal glass, Skoda cars.

HUNGARY

Exports: $13.1 billion, up 2.2%.

Trade balance: $3.1-billion deficit.

Main exports: agricultural produce, pharmaceuticals, textiles, machine industry products.

Specialties: salami, energy-saving light bulbs, wine, Suzuki cars.

POLAND

Exports: $24.4 billion, up 6.7%.

Trade balance: $8.1-billion deficit.

Main exports: agricultural produce, copper, coal, ships, textiles, glass, porcelain.

Specialties: furniture, household appliances, Fiat cars.

ROMANIA

Exports: $7.7 billion, down 3.2%.

Trade balance: $1.54-billion deficit.

Main exports: textiles, metallurgical products, chemicals, food and grains.

Specialties: wood furniture, wine, clothes, hunting arms.

SLOVAKIA

Exports: $8.2 billion, down 3.5%.

Trade balance: $1.95-billion deficit.

Main exports: steel products, petrochemicals, fertilizers and other chemicals, lumber, heavy machinery.

Specialties: plastics, pharmaceuticals.

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