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TABLE-Saudi January non-oil exports rise, imports shrink 11.6 pct
March 28, 2017 / 8:16 AM / 7 months ago

TABLE-Saudi January non-oil exports rise, imports shrink 11.6 pct

    March 28 (Reuters) - The value of Saudi Arabia's imports
shrank 11.6 percent from a year earlier in January while non-oil
exports rose for the first time in eight months, data from the
Central Department of Statistics and Information showed on
Tuesday.

 SAUDI FOREIGN TRADE           01/17     12/16     01/16     
 (in bln riyals)
  non-oil exports             14.019    14.938    12.708
  imports                     43.297    38.867    48.996
    
 DYNAMICS OF TRADE (pct y/y change in riyal terms)
  nominal non-oil exports       10.3     -10.3            
  nominal imports              -11.6     -28.4 
                    
NOTE: Non-oil exports traditionally account for around 12
percent of the overall exports of Saudi Arabia. The world's
largest oil exporter does not release complete trade data on a
monthly basis.

 (Reporting by Andrew Torchia; editing by John Stonestreet)
  

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