Overall import and export revenue collected by the government has seen a 13 percent increase compared to the same period last year.
Statistics published by Customs reveals MVR 266 million collected as import and export revenue last month. This is an increase of MVR 31 million from last year.
More than MVR 3.6 billion worth of goods were imported last month. Majority of the goods were imported from Oman; accounting for MVR 465 million, while India is second with MVR 439 million.
However, export revenue was considerably lower than import revenue. MVR 301 million worth of goods were exported last month which is MVR 79 million lower than the same period of last year.