AUGUST 2014 Merchandise Trade News - NEW!!
The provisional merchandise trade balance in August 2014 stood at VT2,264 million compared to August 2013 from VT2,154 million, registering an increase of 5% or VT110 million. This deterioration was attributable to a 20% or VT474 million increases in total imports. Total imports increase from VT 2,404 million in August 2013 to VT2,878 million in August 2014.
Domestic exports earnings (excluding re-exports) for August 2014 registered a significant increase of VT364 million over August 2013 from VT250 million to VT614 million. The increase was attributable to increases mainly in sawn timber, copra and coconut oil exports in the month of August 2014.
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