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External Trade up by 15% in April

RAMALLAH, June 25, 2013 (WAFA) - Exports increased in April by 14.9% compared to March and increased by 22.3% compared to April 2012 and reached $74.2 million, said the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) Tuesday. 

Exports to Israel increased in April by 14.5% compared to March and represented 89.3% of total exports. Exports to other countries increased by 18.1% during the same period compared to March. 

Imports increased in April by 18.7% compared to March and increased by 9.6% compared to April 2012 and reached $402.7 million. 
Imports from Israel increased by 9.6% in April compared to March and represented 63.9% of total imports in April. 

On the other hand, imports from other countries increased by 39.1% compared to March.