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  • More Ecuador in the World - WA#21
    More Ecuador in the World - WA#21

    Foreign trade first quarter

  • In rolling 12-month periods, non-oil exports increased 29.2% to March. They total $19.4B, $4.4B more than in the same period of 2021. Behind this acceleration is strong growth in exports of shrimp and mining products. (WA#21)

  • Tax revenues in January-April are up $1.7B and 34% y-o-y, and $1.0B and 17% higher than in the same period of 2019, the recent peak. (WA#20)

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