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INTERNATIONAL TRADE GOODS IN MALTA: APRIL 2021

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international-trade-goods-1Total Trade in Goods: April 2021

Data in this news release presents all international trade in goods registered up to the indicated cut-off date. Provisional data recorded a total trade in goods deficit of €254.2 million during April, compared to a deficit of €157.4 million in the corresponding month of 2020. Imports amounted to €541.1 million, while exports totalled €286.9 million. This represents an increase of €151.6 million and €54.8 million, respectively, over the same month of the previous year. The rise in the value of imports was primarily due to Machinery and transport equipment (€170.4 million), partly offset by a decrease in Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials (€28.4 million). On the exports side, the main increase was registered in Chemicals (€32.3 million).

Total Trade in Goods: January-April 2021

During the first four months of the year, the total trade in goods deficit narrowed by €114.7 million when compared to the corresponding period of 2020, reaching €651.1 million. Both imports and exports decreased by €248.5 million and €133.7 million, respectively, and amounted to €1,701.3 million and €1,050.2 million. Lower imports were mainly recorded in Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials (€145.6 million) and Machinery and transport equipment (€103.2 million). On the exports side, Mineral fuels, lubricants and related materials (€121.0 million) and Machinery and transport equipment (€61.7 million) accounted for the main declines, partly offset by an increase in Chemicals (€77.9 million). Goods were imported mainly from the European Union (53.6 per cent) and Asia (20.2 per cent). Similarly, exports were mostly directed to the European Union (45.5 per cent) and Asia (16.7 per cent). The main increase and decrease in imports were registered from France (€45.4 million) and Italy (€91.9 million), respectively. With respect to exports, the main increase was directed to Italy (€39.3 million), whereas Germany reported the highest decrease (€73.1 million).

Trade in Goods excluding specific chapters: April 2021

In April, the deficit of trade in goods excluding specific chapters amounted to €67.0 million, compared to a deficit of €79.1 million recorded in the same month of 2020. Imports and exports amounted to €283.6 million and €216.6 million, respectively, thus increasing by 13.5 per cent and 26.8 per cent over the corresponding month of the previous year.

Trade in Goods excluding specific chapters: January-April 2021

During the first four months of 2021, the deficit of trade in goods excluding specific chapters narrowed by €28.2 million when compared to the same period of 2020, reaching €305.7 million. Both imports and exports increased by 1.5 per cent and 5.9 per cent, respectively, and amounted to €1,091.0 million and €785.3 million.

 

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