Exports from Israel to Egypt fell 45 percent during the first quarter of 2001, compared to the same period in 2000, to stand at $9.6 million, reported Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics.
During the same period, the exports of goods from Egypt to Israel decreased 14 percent to $4.9 million, compared with $5.7 million in the first quarter of 2000. According to the Globes newspaper, the fall in trade is being attributed to the Palestinian uprising.
In contrast, Israeli exports to Jordan rose 240 percent during the first quarter of the year to $22 million, compared with $6.4 million in the corresponding period last year. Imports from Jordan were up more than 100 percent during the same period, rising from $4.6 million in the first quarter of 2000 to $9.6 million during the first three months of the current year. — (Albawaba-MEBG)
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