The increased prices of various imported items, especially fertilizers and oil, shrink the trade balance surplus in July. Last month, the country exported US$5.44 billion more than it imported, a drop of 22.7% compared to the same month in 2012.
The trade balance accumulates a surplus of US$39.8 billion in the first seven months of the year. It represents 10.4% less than that recorded from January to July last . . .