Economic indicators up before conflict

In the three months preceding the conflict in the North, economic performance was up in all sectors, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics index of main economic indicators.

In the three months preceding the conflict in the North, economic performance was up in all sectors, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics index of main economic indicators. Between April and June 2006, export of goods were up by 12.8 percent on an annual comparison, while the import of raw materials rose by 11.6%. Manufacturing exports rose 19.5%, while manufacturing production jumped 7.9%. The number of hotel bed nights rose by 13.5%.