1st Quarter 2017

Gross National Income & Gross Domestic Product

Imports of Goods sustains growth

Total Imports of Goods grew by 20.8 percent in the first quarter of 2017. This growth was lower than the 23.9 percent in the same period of the previous year.

 

The growth of the sector was due to the following commodities: Component/Devices (Semiconductors), 33.8 percent; Transport Equipment, 14.0 percent; Electronic Data Processing, 27.9 percent; Machinery and Mechanical Appliances, 23.6 percent; and Base Metals, 62.7 percent.

 

On the other hand, the following commodities pulled down the growth of total Imports of Goods: Telecommunication, 36.1 percent; Mineral Fuels, 8.7 percent; and Feedstuff, 2.6 percent.

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