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Trade: Exports outside hydrocarbons increased by 81.80 percent during first five months of 2021

Exports outside hydrocarbon sector for the first five months of 2021 recorded an increase of 81.80 percent, 852 million dollars, compared to the same period last year, reaching $1.55 billion, according to a report by the Ministry of Commerce on Thursday.

In the first five months of 2021, exports outside of hydrocarbons constituted a share estimated at 11.13 percent of the total value of exports.

As for the most important exported materials and the percentage increase compared to the same period last year, the report stated that the exports of nitrogenous chemical and mineral fertilizers amounted to $412.26 million, an increase of 22.40 percent.

Food exports amounted to 242.05 million dollars, an increase of 40.74 percent, followed by exports of oils and other products obtained from the distillation of coal, with an estimated amount of 207.22 million dollars, an increase of 132.70 percent.

Sugar exports amounted to 146.71 million dollars, an increase of 47.31 percent, while the value of cement exports reached 75.73 million dollars, an increase of 221.84 percent, and dates exports amounted to 49.49 million dollars, an increase of 19.98 percent, according to the figures contained in the report of the Ministry of Commerce.

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