International trade statistics
International Trade - Exports up by 16.2% and imports by 8.8%
- April 2011
09 June 2011
In the period from February to April 2011, exports increased by 16.2% and imports by 8.8% when compared with the same period of the previous year (February 2010 to April 2010), which led to a EUR 248.3 million decrease on the deficit of the trade balance.
International trade data concerning the 1st quarter of 2011 revealed that the political and economic instability lived in Northern Africa countries seems to be affecting imports of goods from that geographical zone, namely imports of Mineral fuels from Libya. However, there are still no negative signs of that instability reflected on the exports of goods from Portugal to Northern Africa countries.