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Planning: The increase in the volume of commodity imports in 2018
Economy News _ Baghdad
The Central Bureau of Statistics of the Ministry of Planning, announced on Thursday, an increase in the volume of commodity imports for 2018, noting that the imports through the sea ports are the highest value compared to the land ports.
The agency said in a report prepared by the economy news, a copy of it, said that the total imports of commodities and oil products for 2018 amounted to 37 billion dollars, equivalent to 43.8 trillion dinars, registering an increase of 17.2% compared to 2017, when imports reached 31.6 billion dollars. Equivalent to 37.4 trillion dinars. "
He pointed out that `` the total imports of petroleum products for 2018 amounted to $ 2.8 billion or the equivalent of 3.3 trillion dinars, recording an increase of 15.5% compared to 2017, reaching 2.4 billion dollars, equivalent to 2.9 trillion dinars. ''
He added, `` The volume of non-oil commodity imports for 2018 amounted to $ 34.1 billion or the equivalent of 40.5 trillion dinars, an increase of 17.4% compared to 2017, when imports reached $ 29.1 billion or the equivalent of 34.5 trillion dinars. ''
He pointed out that the month of June occupied the highest percentage of total imports for the year 2018 by 24.2%, which amounted to $ 9 billion, equivalent to 10.6 trillion dinars, while October was the highest proportion of imports of petroleum products by 16.8%, which amounted to $ 472.1 million, equivalent to 557.9 billion dinars. "
Iraq links with neighboring countries through 13 border ports, in addition to five air ports and five sea ports.
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