Exports jumped 11.1 percent to $34.47 billion as non-oil sales rose 11.3 percent while oil sales increased 6.8 percent. Also, sales advanced for agricultural goods (+31 percent); mining (+28.6 percent); and manufacturing (+10.3 percent). Within non-oil exports, those to the US increased 9.1 percent while to the rest of the world went up 8.9 percent.
Imports advanced 5.1 percent to $34.3 billion as non-oil purchases advanced 3.7 percent while oil products jumped 23.9 percent. Imports rose for intermediate goods (+7.8 percent) and capital goods (+1 percent) while fell for consumer goods (-5.1 percent).
On a seasonally adjusted basis, exports rose 3.7 percent and imports increased 1.4 percent.