Barbados September Trade Balance: Summary

Barbados trade deficit widened to 233.2 million BDS$ in September from the same time last year, according to the Central Bank in Bridgetown.

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                     Sept.      Aug.      July      June       May     April
                      2014      2014      2014      2014      2014      2014
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                   ---------------------- Thousand BSD$ --------------------
Trade Balance     -233,174  -193,107  -213,566  -223,272  -225,370  -222,413
Imports CIF        298,726   267,951   288,912   285,797   304,394   296,960
Exports FOB         65,552    74,844    75,347    62,525    79,024    74,547
Domestic Exports    45,017    45,094    50,389    38,031    48,984    45,763
Re-Exports          20,593    29,750    24,958    24,494    30,040    28,784
                   -------------------- Yearly Change % --------------------
Trade Balance       14.32%   -11.18%    -3.83%    22.74%     8.90%    -1.80%
Imports CIF         11.11%    -6.88%    -1.29%    13.07%     8.80%    -6.20%
Exports FOB          1.02%     6.40%     6.69%   -11.75%     8.52%   -17.25%
Domestic Exports    12.50%    -8.74%    13.97%   -22.73%    12.77%    -5.93%
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                     Sept.      Aug.      July      June       May     April
                      2014      2014      2014      2014      2014      2014
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Re-Exports         -17.20%    42.13%    -5.49%    13.21%     2.24%   -30.55%
                    ------------------ Monthly Change % ---------------------
Trade Balance        20.7%     -9.6%     -4.3%     -0.9%      1.3%      9.3%
Imports CIF          11.5%     -7.3%      1.1%     -6.1%      2.5%      2.3%
Exports FOB         -12.4%     -0.7%     20.5%    -20.9%      6.0%    -14.1%
Domestic Exports     -0.2%    -10.5%     32.5%    -22.4%      7.0%     -1.1%
Re-Exports          -30.8%     19.2%      1.9%    -18.5%      4.4%    -29.0%
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SOURCE: Barbados Statistical Service

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