The export balance of the food and fisheries sector in March totaled 1.109 million euros, an improvement of 11.5% yoy, as is clear from the monthly report of Foreign Trade March 2015 published by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Environment .
Specifically, exports of agri-food and fisheries sector amounted to 3.999 million euros, up 11.1% over the same month last year, while imports accounted for 2,890 million euros.
The study shows that the agricultural, fishing, food and forestry exports keep growing trend and exported products worth 41.258 million euros, 2.83% higher than the same period last year, while the value of imports was 31,603 million, 3.4% higher in that period. The annual balance stood at 9.655 million euros, an improvement of 0.98%.
For the whole food and beverage industry has had in March 2015 exports worth 2,216 million euros and imports of 1,586 million euros, giving a surplus of 630 million euros, 11.3% more than in March 2014.
Regarding the fisheries subsector unprocessed food, while maintaining its negative balance has increased its exports by 4%. Imports totaled 95 million euros, which means an improvement of 6%.
In the group of fish, both export price and import 7.44% and 8.34%, respectively they rose. However, the quantity exported increased by 12.48% and 15.31% imported, resulting in a higher deficit.