According to Central Bank figures, published on their website, Ecuador invested a total of 26.041 million dollars in imports during 2013.
The raw materials and capital assets, covered much of the total, while exports reached a total of 24.957 million in the same period.
The institution noted that of total purchases, higher incomes include raw materials, with an investment of 7.829 million dollars, followed by 6.778 million in capital goods , 6,080 millions in fuels and lubricants and 5,230 millions in consumption goods.
Regarding the country’s total exports in 2013 , figures were 7.6% higher than those of 2012, when they reached 24.205 million, according to the report.
In addition, the Ecuadorian trade balance recorded a deficit of 1,084 millions from the total of sales figures and purchases of the country. It is expected this value to be reduced, after the government set new regulations for the import sector last November. which has stemed the dynamics of this sector.