RTTNews - Israel recorded a trade surplus of US$ 576 million in the first half of the year, in contrast to a deficit of US$847 million in the same period last year, the Central Bureau of Statistics said.

Exports dropped around 33.5% year-on-year in the six-month period to US$21.8 billion, while imports fell about 36.9% to US$21.3 billion.

In June, the country recorded a trade surplus of US$ 0.4 billion, with exports totaling US$4.3 billion and imports amounting to US$3.9 billion.

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