Exports of Goods slows down
The country’s total Exports of Goods expanded by
13.9 percent in the second quarter of 2018. This was lower than the previous year’s 24.0 percent.
The following Electronic Components contributed the most to the total Exports of Goods’ growth: Components/Devices (Semiconductors),
22.7 percent; Consumer Electronics, 146.6 percent; Office Equipment, 111.9 percent; and Electronic Data Processing, 13.8 percent.
Meanwhile, the following commodities contracted, which pulled down the growth of the sector: Ignition Wiring Sets,
26.1 percent; Sugar, 66.8 percent; Petroleum Products, 25.1 percent; Pineapple and Pineapple Products, 20.7 percent; and Cathodes & Sections of Cathodes, of Refined Copper, 24.7 percent .