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09-08-2019 13:02

Foreign Trade Statistics May 2019

The Statistical Service of Cyprus announces that it has published the new monthly electronic publication “Intra-Extra EU Trade Statistics (Summarised Data)” for May 2019.

The main developments in Cyprus foreign trade were:

(a)      Total imports(covering total imports from third countries and from EU member states) in January-May 2019 amounted to €3.345,4 mn as compared to €3.818,7 mn in January-May 2018. Total exports (covering total exports to third countries and to EU member states) in January-May 2019 were €1.447,8 mn compared to €2.075,1 mn in January-May 2018. The trade deficit was €1.897,6 mn in January-May 2019 compared to €1.743,6 mn in the corresponding period of 2018.

Total imports in January-May 2019 include the transfer of economic ownership of mobile transport equipment (vessels), with total value of €493,8 mn as compared to €927,0 mn in January-May 2018. Total exports in January-May 2019 include the transfer of economic ownership of mobile transport equipment (vessels), with total value of €572,2 mn as compared to €920,1 mn in January-May 2018.  

(b)      During May 2019 total imports(covering total imports from third countries and from EU member states) valued at €723,7 mn as compared to €839,9 mn in May 2018.

(c)       Total exports (covering total exports to third countries and to EU member states), including stores and provisions, in May 2019 amounted to €272,5 mn as compared to €461,1 mn in May 2018. Exports of domestically produced goods, including stores and provisions in May 2019 were €135,9 mn as compared to €154,9 mn in May 2018 whilst exports of foreign goods, including stores and provisions, in May 2019 were €136,6 mn as compared to €306,2 mn in May 2018. Total domestic exports of industrial products in May 2019 were €117,6 mn compared to €139,3 mn in May 2018. Total domestic exports of agricultural products in May 2019 were €16,6 mn compared to €12,8 mn in May 2018.

The monthly electronic publication “Intra-Extra EU Trade Statistics (Summarised Data)” for May 2019 is available for download free of charge from the website of the Statistical Service, under the Section “Publications”.

(MG)