On the basis of the Statistical Service’s publication ‘Intra-Extra EU Trade Statistics’ for the period of January–June 2017 total imports in January-June 2017 amounted to €3,681.0m as compared to €3,552.3m in January-June 2016.
Total exports in January-June 2017 were €1,319.0m compared to €1,454.4m in January-June 2016.
The trade deficit was €2,361.9m in January-June 2017 compared to €2,097.9m in the same period of 2016, recording an increase of 12.6%.
At the same time, total exports of domestically produced goods, excluding stores and provisions, in January-June 2017 were €621.6m compared to €439.4m in the first six months of 2016.
Total domestic exports of industrial products in January- June 2017 were €552.8m compared to €363.9m in January-June 2016.
Total domestic exports of agricultural products in January-June 2017 were €65.4m compared to €69.7m at the same period last year.
Source: Famagusta Gazette