Import rise by 14% in April

Import rise by 14% in April

The CIF value of goods imported during last April is increased by 9% to that of the same period last year, which is an increase from MVR 3.8 billion in April 2018 to MVR 4.1 billion in April 2019. The largest quantity of the imports in April 2019 was from UAE which is 23% of the total imports and China coming at second with 16% of the total imports.

The total revenue collected through customs duty and other fees and fines during April 2019 is increased by 14% compared to that of April 2018. A total of MVR 300 million was collected through Customs duty last month.

The FOB value of goods exported during April decreased by 14% compared to April 2018. Approximately MVR 377 million worth of goods were exported during April 2018, whereas this year the figure was recorded at MVR 324 million. Among the top exporting countries, Thailand was recorded the highest with 46% and US at the second with 13% of the total exports.

For further details, please refer to ‘Monthly Statistics Sheet’.

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May 16, 2019