16 Feb 2009

Fiji's total exports drop for November

1:16 pm on 16 February 2009

Fiji's total exports decreased by more than 11 million dollars last November to more than 64 million Us dollars.

The figures were released in the Fiji Islands Bureau of Statistics' overseas merchandise trade report .

The report stated that of total exports, domestic exports decreased by 4.6 per cent while and re-exports decreased by 32 per cent.

Fiji Live says the Bureau also recorded the November 2008 trade deficit at more thatn a hundred million US dollars.

Government statistician Timoci Bainimarama said live animals, animal products and prepared foodstuffs, beverages, spirits and tobacco comprised 65.6 per cent of domestic exports.