Barbados April Trade Balance: Summary

Barbados trade deficit widened to 226.5 million BDS$ in April from the same time last year, according to the Central Bank in Bridgetown.

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                     April     March      Feb.      Jan.      Dec.      Nov.
                      2013      2013      2013      2013      2012      2012
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                 ------------------------ Thousand BSD$ ------------------------
Trade Balance     -226,489  -211,616  -163,204  -235,267  -242,039  -235,061
Imports CIF        316,577   286,955   260,206   302,810   330,226   307,742
Exports FOB         90,088    75,339    97,002    67,543    88,188    72,681
Domestic Exports    48,645    34,245    52,025    36,815    44,917    40,284
Re-Exports          41,443    41,094    44,977    30,728    43,271    32,397
                 ---------------------- Yearly Change % ------------------------
Trade Balance       22.72%    -3.48%    -6.27%    46.75%     9.00%    -7.05%
Imports CIF          7.98%    -7.50%   -12.87%    18.19%     8.05%    -8.77%
Exports FOB        -17.07%   -17.19%   -22.10%   -29.55%     5.52%   -13.91%
Domestic Exports   -22.73%   -32.93%    -8.12%   -21.41%    -6.19%   -20.76%
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                     April     March      Feb.      Jan.      Dec.      Nov.
                      2013      2013      2013      2013      2012      2012
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Re-Exports          -9.28%     2.95%   -33.77%   -37.33%    21.23%    -3.54%
                 --------------------- Monthly Change % ------------------------
Trade Balance         7.0%     29.7%    -30.6%     -2.8%      3.0%    -13.6%
Imports CIF          10.3%     10.3%    -14.1%     -8.3%      7.3%    -11.6%
Exports FOB          19.6%    -22.3%     43.6%    -23.4%     21.3%     -4.6%
Domestic Exports     42.0%    -34.2%     41.3%    -18.0%     11.5%    -18.0%
Re-Exports            0.8%     -8.6%     46.4%    -29.0%     33.6%     19.7%
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SOURCE: Central Bank of Barbados

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