An increase of €211.2 million was recorded in Malta’s exports net of fuels for the first half of this year. This 19.3 per cent increase occurred mostly the chemicals sector. Other positive increases were recorded in the exports of semi-manufactured goods and exports of beverages and tobacco.
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During the same period, total imports increased by €54.6 million or 1.6 per cent. A notable increase was observed in the investment goods sector while imports of consumer goods also valued in nominal terms increased marginally during the same period.
Minister for Finance, Prof. Edward Scicluna, commented: “In these difficult times one cannot but be pleased to note that Malta is recording positive results not only in the exports of services but also in the exports of manufactured goods.”
Friday 5th August 2016