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May 29, 2019

SIB Releases Economic Data for April

The month of April saw a decrease of five point seven percent in imports, while exports went up by as much as eighty-one percent.  The total value of goods brought into the country stood at one hundred and forty-seven million dollars which is a decrease of almost nine million dollars from the previous year.  In the first four months of the year, merchandise imports amounted to six hundred and two million dollars or a two point eight percent increase from the same period in 2018.  On the other hand, total domestic exports for April were valued at forty-eight point seven million dollars.  These are the latest figures on the External Trade Bulletin as released earlier today by the Statistical Institute of Belize.


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