Imports Up by 17.7% in First Half of 2016

Imports rose by 15.4% in June 2016 with total payments hitting $6.9 billion, up from $5.9 billion in June 2015. Total imports for the first half of the year rose by 17.7% to $38.7 billion. Imports of capital goods grew by 64.6%, amounting to $2.2 billion, signaling robust investment activity in industry and services…

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