The total value of imports rose 14% in the first eight months of the year to €3.9bn while exports fell 1 % to below €1.1bn compared with the respective period last year, Cystat said in a statement on its website on Monday. The export figures of 2015 include transport equipment worth €158.6m while the 2016 import figures contain transport equipment worth €615.6m.
Exports to other European Union countries fell an annual 23% to €512.3m while imports rose 22% to €3bn, Cystat said. Exports to third countries fell 1.3% to €563.6m and total imports fell 6.1% €909.5m.
Source: Cyprus Mail