Imports of Goods increases
The total Imports of Goods grew by
21.8 percent in the second quarter of 2018. This was higher than the 20.8 percent growth in the same quarter of the previous year.
The major contributors to the growth of total Imports of Goods were: Components/Devices (Semiconductors),
28.8 percent; Electronic Data Processing, 33.1 percent; Transport equipment, 20.0 percent; Base metals, 37.2 percent; and Telecommunication, 107.0 percent.
Meanwhile, the following commodities declined, which pulled down the growth of total Imports of Goods: Metalliferous ores and metal scrap,
59.5 percent; Mineral fuels, 5.8 percent; Medical and Pharmaceutical products, 1.9 percent; and Medical/Industrial Instrumentation, 8.0 percent.