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Imports surge 40% to FJD241.2mn in Jan

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Mar '07
During January 2007, Fiji imported goods worth FJD241.2 million which was 40 percent higher than December 2006. Exports during January stood at FJD67.4 million.

As per data from Fiji Islands Bureau of Statistics, imports upturned by FJD66.8 million, domestic exports rose by FJD12.8 million while re-exports surged by FJD5.6 million in comparison with January 2006 figures.

Net domestic exports for the period reached FJD47.3 million. During 2006, imports stood at FJD3119.9 million while exports were worth FJD1175.2 million.

Fiji imports liquefied butane, ammonium sulphate, industrial diesel oils, aviation turbine fuels and light oils from countries like Japan, Australia, Singapore, New Zealand and France. It exports gold, apparel, woodchips etc, to Western Samoa, Japan, New Zealand, Australia and the US.

Fiji is unable to bear expenses of imports, hence it must standardize its products.


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