Slovenia is mainly a net electricity importer, but in the period of the economic crisis, its electricity consumption and production were roughly the same. Slovenia generates more than 40% of electricity in the nuclear power plant, one third in thermal power plants and around one fourth in hydroelectric power plants. In 2010, electricity production was similar to that in the previous year, with high hydroelectric power plant production standing out once again. After declining in 2008-2009, electricity consumptions increased significantly in 2010, but was still below the level recorded before the economic crisis. After slight net electricity exports in 2009, Slovenia recorded small net imports last year, while international trade continued to grow. A significant portion of electricity directed to the greatest net electricity importer in Europe, Italy, also goes through Slovenia, while imports flows are mainly recorded on the borders with Austria and Croatia.