Preliminary Results of the Palestinian Registered* External Trade in Goods of December,2016.

 

Exports:

Exports decreased in December, 2016 by 6% compared to November, 2016. While It increased by 9% compared to December, 2015 and reached around USD 85 Million.

 

Exports to Israel increased in December, 2016 by 1% compared to November, 2016 and represented 89% of total exports in December, 2016

 

On the other hand, exports to other countries  decreased by 38% during the same period compared to November, 2016.

 

Imports:

Imports decreased in December, 2016 by 4% compared to November, 2016. While it increased by 10% compared to December, 2015 and reached around USD 457 Million.

 

Imports from Israel increased by 3% in December, 2016 compared to November, 2016 and represented 58% of total imports in December,  2016.

 

 

On the other hand, imports from other countries decreased by 13% compared to November, 2016.

*: Includes actual data received from official sources

Net Trade Balance on Registered Goods:

The trade balance which represents the difference between exports and imports showed a decrease in trade deficit by 4% in December, 2016 compared to November 2016. While it increased by 10% compared to December, 2015 and reached around USD 372 Million.

 

Source : PCBS