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Current Foreign Trade Indicators Value in Million US $
  • Summary Indicators of International Trade 
  • Indicators of International Trade
  • Commodity Structure of Palestinian Exports and Imports 
Main Indicators
Value in  Millions $
% Change
2010
2011
Total Exports
694.898
719.736
3.6
Commodity Exports
575.513
719.589
25.0
Service Exports
119.385
147.95
23.9
Total Imports
4,089.351
4,321.34
5.7
Commodity Imports
3,958.512
4,221
6.6
Service Imports
130.839
100.24
-23.4
Trade Balance
-3,394.453
-3,601.604
6.1
Commodity Trade Balance
-3,382.999
3,501.5
-203.5
Service Trade Balance
-11.454
47.713
-516.6
Commodity Exports to Israel
488.3
617.8
26.5
Commodity Imports from Israel
2,873.3
2,938.40
2.3
Commodity Trade with Israel Balance
-2,358
-2,320.6
-2.7
              Source: PCBS, 2013
The data collection process for determining the structure of commodity trade in Palestine is still behind. Some preliminary figures are listed below. The data concludes that there is a continuing reliance on exporting labor-intensive manufactured consumer goods, while a dominant amount of foodstuffs, fuel and manufactured goods are being imported.
Commodity Structure Percentage for Palestinian Exports and Imports
 
Commodity
Commodity Imports %Change
Commodity Exports % Change
2010
2011
2010
2011
Food & Live Animals
13.8
14.6
17.8
16.9
Beverages & Tobacco
4.2
4.2
4.2
3.8
Crude Materials , inedible except fuels
2
13.1
1.0
1.8
Mineral Fuels , lubricants and related materials
0.3
0.2
31.5
32.7
Animal & Vegetable Oils, Fats& waxes
2.7
2.8
0.5
0.5
Chemicals & related products, n.e.s.
12.9
7.2
8.9
8.3
Manufactured Goods classified chiefly by material
42.6
33.4
16.4
16.6
Machinery & Transport Equipments
5.7
4.3
13.6
14.1
Miscellaneous manufactured articles
15.8
20.2
6.1
5.1
Commodities and transactions, n.e.s in the SITC Rev3
0.0
0.0
0.0
0.0

Source: PCBS, 2013