Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)

Preliminary Results of the Palestinian Registered* External Trade

in Goods of March, 03/2017.

 

 

 Exports:

Exports increased in March, 2017 by 9.5% compared to February, 2017. It also increased by 12.5% compared to March, 2016 and reached USD 86.7 Million.

 

Exports to Israel increased in March, 2017 by 12.1% compared to February, 2017 and represented 88.9% of total exports in March, 2017.

 

On the other hand, exports to other countries  decreased by 7.6% during the same period compared to February, 2017.

 

Imports:

Imports increased in March, 2017 by 3.4% compared to February, 2017. It also increased by 5.8% compared to March, 2016 and reached USD 427.4 Million.

 

Imports from Israel increased by 13.3% in March, 2017 compared to February, 2017, and represented 62.7% of total imports in March, 2017.

 

 

On the other hand, imports from other countries decreased by 9.7% compared to February, 2017.

 

 

 

Net Trade Balance on Registered Goods:

The trade balance which represents the difference between exports and imports showed an increase in trade deficit by 2.0% in March, 2017 compared to February, 2017. It also increased by 4.3% compared to March, 2016 and reached USD 340.7 Million.

 

 

*: Includes actual data received from official sources

 

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