International Trade figures issued today by the NSO show that local exports net of fuels and lubricants increased by €28 million in the first four months of this year. This positive export performance was underpinned by increases in the exports of foods, mechanical appliances, machinery and transport equipment, and miscellaneous manufactured articles.
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Minister for Finance, Edward Scicluna, remarked: “These figures substantiate the view of a continuous recovery in the external sector of the economy.”
The figures also confirm an increase in imports of investment goods, amounting to over €428 million for the first four months of this year. This reflects the strong investment which is contributing to the productive capacity of our economy and to the sustainability of Malta’s current strong economic growth rate.
Friday 5th June 2015