The country’s total Exports of Goods recorded its highest growth since third quarter of 2010. It grew by
22.3 percent in the first quarter of 2017, higher than the 10.2 percent posted during the same period of the previous year.
The main drivers of the growth were: Component/Devices (Semiconductors) with
23.4 percent; Control Instrumentation, 496.3 percent; Articles of Apparel and Clothing Accessories, 97.6 percent; Electronic Data Processing, 28.7 percent; and Office Equipment, 171.4 percent.
Meanwhile, the following commodities pulled down the growth of the sector: Telecommunication,
40.0 percent; Consumer Electronics, 39.6 percent; Sugar, 77.9 percent; Automotive Electronics, 54.4 percent; and Pineapple and Pineapple Products, 37.0 percent.