On a monthly basis, exports fell marginally by 0.6 percent in February to USD 15.9 billion. Imports dropped 10 percent to USD 18.06 billion
On an annual basis, exports of raw materials fell 8.5 percent to $7.17 billion. Semi-manufactured goods exports retreated 8.7 percent, while manufactured products slipped 9.2 percent.
Imports in February were marked by a 2 percent rise in consumer goods and a 7.9 percent increase in fuels and lubricants.