Preliminary Results of the Palestinian Registered* External Trade in Goods of July,2017

 

Exports of Goods:

Exports increased in July, 2017 by 8.0% compared to June, 2017. It also increased by 32.5% compared to July, 2016 and reached USD 88.8 million.

 

Exports to Israel increased in July, 2017 by 7.1% compared to June, 2017 and represented 90.7% of total exports in July, 2017.

 

At the same time, exports to other countries  increased by 17.6% during the same period compared to June, 2017.

 

Imports of Goods:

Imports increased in July, 2017 by 9.3% compared to June, 2017. It also increased by 21.1% compared to July, 2016 and reached USD 456.6 million.

 

Imports from Israel increased by 15.8% in July, 2017 compared to June, 2017 and represented 58.3% of total imports in July, 2017.

 

At the same time, imports from other countries increased by 1.2% compared to June, 2017.

 

Net Trade Balance on Registered Goods:

The trade balance which represents the difference between exports and imports showed an increase in trade deficit by 9.6% in July, 2017 compared to June, 2017. It also increased by 18.6% compared to July, 2016 and reached USD 367.8 million.

 

 

Note:

*: Includes actual data received from official sources

 

Source :Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)