Slovenia is exploring possibilities of co-operation in the areas of maritime, shipping and trade co-operation with Indian ports and shipping lines. Slovenia besides being a tourist attraction has immense trade and potential in the areas of maritime, pharma, textile, food products, chemical and others.
In 2009, the total bilateral trade in goods amounted to Euro 215.20 million with India enjoying a trade surplus of Euro 63.12 million. Bilateral trade figures for the first five months January-May 2010 indicate that Sloveniaâ€™s exports to India rose by almost 42 per cent (from Euro 25.44 m to Euro 36.14 m) and Sloveniaâ€™s imports from India increased by more than 78 per cent (from Euro 42.22 m to Euro 75.39 m) in comparison to the trade figures for the same period in the year 2009.
Using Slovenia as a hub for export to European nations will be beneficial for India as Slovenia is very statutorily located and cost-effective for doing business.