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CBS released data related to imports by country of origin 2010: USA & China lead the table

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Saturday, August 6th, 2011

Data released last week by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) on imports of goods by country of purchase in 2010 show that the countries of origin from which imports were above one billion US$ were: U.S.A., China, Germany, Belgium, Italy, Japan, Turkey, India, U.K., Switzerland, France, South Korea, Hong Kong and Russia.

Imports from China have grown from 0.9 billion US$ in 2000, to US$ 6.2 billion in 2010, compared to US$4.7B Dollars in 2009. 23.1% of goods manufactured in China were imported via third countries.

Considerable increase in imports (by country of origin), during 2005-2010, were registered in imports from Egypt, Poland, Paraguay and Malaysia.

Between the years 2000-2010 there were no significant changes of the countries with the main gaps in the value of imports by the two definitions of imports. Imports, by country of origin, from Slovenia, Romania, Slovakia, India and Paraguay growth more than 50% compared to 2009.

In 2010, the countries from which the gap between imports by country of origin and imports by country of purchase was more significant were: Costa Rica, Ukraine, Malaysia, Indonesia, Poland and Mexico. Countries from which the gap between imports by country of purchase in comparison with imports by country of origin was more significant were: Switzerland, Netherlands, Belgium, U.K., Hong Kong, Singapore, Germany and Luxembourg.

More than 50% of goods imported from Netherlands were produced in third countries.