Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS)

Preliminary Results of the Palestinian Registered* External Trade in Goods of May, 05/2017

 Exports:

Exports increased in May, 2017 by 14.4% compared to April, 2017. It also increased by 16.2% compared to May, 2016 and reached USD 97.0 Million.

 

Exports to Israel increased in May, 2017 by 19.7% compared to April, 2017 and represented 90.4% of total exports in May, 2017.

 

On the other hand, exports to other countries  decreased by 19.6% during the same period compared to April, 2017.

 

Imports:

Imports increased in May, 2017 by 17.1% compared to April, 2017. While it decreased by 3.5% compared to May, 2016 and reached USD 475.0 Million.

 

Imports from Israel increased by 10.3% in May, 2017 compared to April, 2017 and represented 55.3% of total imports in May, 2017

At the same time, imports from other countries increased by 26.9% compared to April, 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 17.9% in May, 2017 compared to April, 2017. While it decreased by 7.5% compared to May, 2016 and reached USD 378.0 Million.

 

*: Includes actual data received from official sources 

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