Erfurt (dpa/th) - Thuringia's import sales rose above average by almost 30 percent to 4 billion euros in the first quarter - because the imported goods became significantly more expensive. This is the result of figures from the State Statistical Office on Friday. In contrast, export sales increased by 7.2 percent to 4.5 billion euros. Thuringian companies were only able to push through higher prices on the international market to a limited extent. The statisticians spoke of an increase in exports and imports mainly due to rising prices.
Energy systems were imported more than in the first quarter of 2021. Imports of power generation and distribution systems quadrupled to a value of around EUR 563 million.