External Trade Performance: October 2016

The total imported goods by the country for the month of October 2016 amounted to $6.921 billion, an increase of 5.9 percent from $6.534 billion recorded during the same period a year ago. The increase was due to the positive growth rates of seven out of the top ten major imported commodities for the month led by transport equipment (55.0%). The other eight were: iron and steel (33.6%), miscellaneous manufactured articles (26.0%), mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials (22.3%), plastics in primary and non-primary forms (21.3%), other food and live animals (7.1%), and industrial machinery and equipment (1.6%) (Table 3).


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