Preliminary Results of the Palestinian Registered* External Trade in Goods of August, 08/2017

Exports of Goods:

Exports increased in August, 2017 by 3.3% compared to July, 2017. It also increased by 8.8% compared to August, 2016 and reached USD 91.7 million.

Exports to Israel increased in August, 2017 by 5.8% compared to July, 2017 and represented 92.9% of total exports in        August, 2017.

On the other hand, exports to other countries  decreased by 21.5% during the same period compared to July, 2017.

Imports of Goods:
Imports increased in August, 2017 by 8.3% compared to July, 2017. It also increased by 11.2% compared to August, 2016 and reached USD 494.7 million.
 
Imports from Israel increased by 4.3% in August, 2017 compared to July, 2017 and represented 56.1% of total imports in       August, 2017.

At the same time, imports from other countries increased by 14% compared to August, 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 9.6% in August, 2017 compared to July, 2017. It also increased by 11.7% compared to August, 2016 and reached USD 403 million.

Note:
*: Includes actual data received from official sources                                                    
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