The total Imports of Goods grew by
18.6 percent in the fourth quarter of 2016. This growth was faster than the 13.2 percent increase in the same period of the previous year.
The growth of the total Imports of Goods was due to the following commodities: Transport Equipment,
66.6 percent; Machinery and Mechanical Appliances, 34.0 percent; Electronic Data Processing, 34.1 percent; Base Metals, 61.6 percent; and Artificial Resins, 40.9 percent.
On the other hand, the following commodities pulled down the growth of the total Imports of Goods: Cereals, down by
19.9 percent; Components/Devices (Semiconductors), declined by 3.8 percent; and, Metalliferous Ores and Metal Scrap, down by 30.3 percent.