Exports of goods increased by 5.8% and imports by 4.8% in the quarter ended in January 2014, when compared with the period November 2012 to January 2013 (+6.6% and +3.1%, respectively, in the fourth quarter of 2013). Coverage rate increased by 0.9 percentage points (p.p.) to 83.2%.
In year-on-year terms, in January 2014, exports of goods increased by 2.3% and imports of goods by 9.3% (in December 2013 those figures were +9.0% and +3.4%, respectively).
In 2013, the countries that have contributed the most for the increase in exports of goods, vis-à-vis 2012, were Spain, Morocco and the United Kingdom. As far as traded goods are concerned, the emphasis went to Fuels and lubricants. In terms of imports of goods, Angola, Russia and the Cameroon were the countries that have contributed the most for the annual growth.