International trade statistics
International Trade of goods-Exports up by 1% and imports down by 6.4% - January 2013
12 March 2013
Exports of goods increased by 1% and imports decreased by 6.4% in the quarter ended in January 2013, when compared with the period November 2011 to January 2012, which led to a EUR 1 006.5 million decrease in the deficit of the trade balance.
In year-on-year terms, exports increased by 5.6% in January and imports decreased by 6.9% (respectively -2.9% and -6.7% in December 2012)
In the year 2012, exports of goods increased by 5.8% and imports decreased by 5.3% when compared with the previous year. Trade balance accounted for an improvement, although the deficit stood still at EUR 10 761.3 million. Intra-EU partners were still predominant with regard to transactions made from Portugal destined to foreign markets, although there was a reduction in their relative weight when considering both exports and imports of goods.
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