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Trade imports from the US declined by 14.8 percent during January and February compared with the same period last year, while exports to the European Union were down 6.4% from December 2005 to February 2006, according to the February monthly report published by the Central Bureau of Statistics Tuesday.
In the January-February period total imports, excluding diamonds, amounted to $6.2 billion, of which 39 percent were from European Union countries, 19% from Asia, 13% from the US and 28% from the rest of the world.
During the same period, Israeli exports reached $4.2b., excluding diamonds, of which 35% were to European Union countries, 30% to the US, 15% to Asia and 20% to the rest of the world.