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Sultanate’s non-oil exports grow by 8.4%



Muscat: The National Centre for Statistics and Information (NCSI) yesterday said that there was an 8.4 per cent growth in non-oil exports, while non-oil imports grew at a faster pace of 22.8 per cent in the first eight months ending August 2013.

A total OMR2.333 billion worth of goods were exported from Oman in the first eight months of last year, against OMR2.151 billion for the same period in 2012.

During the same period, a total value of OMR8.635 billion worth of goods were imported into the Sultanate by the end August 2013, against OMR7.032 billion for the same period in 2012.

The statistics measured the year-to-date period to end August 2013.

The NCSI statistics reveal that the UAE ranked the first in terms of Omani non-oil exports with a total of OMR427.5 million to the end of August 2013, showing a growth of 24.3 per cent compared to the same period of 2012.

The United Arab Emirates  also provided the largest share of non-oil imports with a total of OMR2.394 billion, which is a growth of 38.6 per cent.

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