According to the quarterly report on foreign trade statistics from Cape Verde's National Statistics Institute (INE), this performance was aggravated by the increase in imports, which grew 31.2% from April to June this year to 24,393 million escudos (229.5 million euros).
Exports fell 1.4% in the second quarter, year-on-year, to PTE 1,275 million (12 million euros), while re-exports grew 76.4%, to PTE 8,361 million (78.6 million euros).
With this performance, Cape Verde's trade balance was again negative in the second quarter, at 23,117 million escudos (217 . . .
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