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Barbados December Trade Balance: Summary

Feb. 20 (Bloomberg) -- Barbados trade deficit narrowed to 234 million BDS$ in December from the same time last year, according to the Central Bank in Bridgetown.

================================================================================
                      Dec.      Nov.      Oct.     Sept.      Aug.      July
                      2013      2013      2013      2013      2013      2013
================================================================================
                   ---------------------- Thousand BSD$ --------------------
Trade Balance     -234,024  -251,157  -238,295  -203,960  -217,412  -222,067
Imports CIF        314,741   329,901   324,848   268,846   287,755   292,687
Exports FOB         80,717    78,744    86,552    64,886    70,343    70,620
Domestic Exports    37,011    41,378    58,136    40,015    49,412    44,213
Re-Exports          43,706    37,366    28,416    24,872    20,931    26,407
                   -------------------- Yearly Change % --------------------
Trade Balance       -3.31%     6.85%   -12.39%   -19.66%    16.53%     6.54%
Imports CIF         -4.69%     7.20%    -6.70%   -18.19%    13.76%     8.45%
Exports FOB         -8.47%     8.34%    13.63%   -13.22%     5.95%    14.93%
Domestic Exports   -17.60%     2.71%    18.37%     0.17%     4.42%    14.87%
================================================================================
                      Dec.      Nov.      Oct.     Sept.      Aug.      July
                      2013      2013      2013      2013      2013      2013
================================================================================
Re-Exports           1.00%    15.34%     5.03%   -28.59%     9.73%    15.03%
                    ------------------ Monthly Change % ---------------------
Trade Balance        -6.8%      5.4%     16.8%     -6.2%     -2.1%     22.1%
Imports CIF          -4.6%      1.6%     20.8%     -6.6%     -1.7%     15.8%
Exports FOB           2.5%     -9.0%     33.4%     -7.8%     -0.4%     -0.3%
Domestic Exports    -10.6%    -28.8%     45.3%    -19.0%     11.8%    -10.2%
Re-Exports           17.0%     31.5%     14.3%     18.8%    -20.7%     22.1%
================================================================================

SOURCE: Central Bank of Barbados

To contact the reporter on this story: Ainhoa Goyeneche in Washington at agoyenechecu@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net

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