Imports of Goods increases
The total Imports of Goods grew by
19.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2017. This growth is lower than the 20.6 percent in the same period last year.
The following remained to be the top contributors to growth: Component/Devices (Semiconductors),
51.7 percent; Electronic Data Processing, 50.5 percent; Base Metals, 37.1 percent; Electrical Machinery, 23.2 percent; and Cereals, 18.0 percent.
Meanwhile, the following commodities pulled down the growth of the total Imports of Goods: Transport Equipment, negative
3.9 percent; Dairy Products, negative 11.1 percent; and Office Equipment, negative 9.2 percent.