Preliminary Results of the Palestinian Registered* External Trade in Goods of January,01/2017

Exports:

Exports decreased in January, 2017 by 6% compared to December, 2016. While It increased by 27% compared to January, 2016 and reached around USD 79 Million.

Exports to Israel decreased in January, 2017 by 7% compared to December, 2016 and represented 88% of total exports in January, 2017.

On the other hand, exports to other countries  increased by 2% during the same period compared to December, 2016.

 

Imports:

Imports decreased in January, 2017 by 8% compared to December, 2016. While it increased by 14% compared to January, 2016 and reached around USD 422 Million.

 

Imports from Israel decreased by 25% in January, 2017 compared to December, 2016 and represented 47% of total imports in January,  2017.

 

On the other hand, imports from other countries increased by 16% compared to December, 2016.

 

 

 

Net Trade Balance on Registered Goods:

 

The trade balance which represents the difference between exports and imports showed a decrease in trade deficit by 8% in January, 2017 compared to December 2016. While it increased by 11% compared to January, 2016 and reached around USD 343 Million.

 

 *: Includes actual data received from official sources

 

Source : PCBS