2002 TRADE DOWN 13.9%.Cuba's foreign trade declined by more than US$900 million in 2002, as a foreign exchange crisis forced Havana to slash imports by US$677 million, the official daily Granma said, reports Reuters (Feb. 24, 2003). "Trade was US$5.574 billion, a 13.9% decline vs. 2001," said the Foreign Trade Ministry;
Cuba reported 2001 trade was $6.5 billion, of which US$4.838 billion was imports and US$1.662 billion exports. Granma said imports declined 14% last year and exports 13.6%, or by $266 million. The trade deficit was US$2.725 billion, a 14.2% decline from US$3.176 billion in 2001;
The trade decline was the first reported by Cuba since 1994, when it began recovering from an economic crisis caused by the demise Death. A conveyance of property, usually of an interest in land. Originally meant a posthumous grant but has come to be applied commonly to a conveyance that is made for a definitive term, such as an estate for a term of years. of former benefactor ben·e·fac·tor
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Being a substance required for normal functioning but not needed in the diet because the body can synthesize it. items such as cars and computers declined significantly, as did supplies for the sugar industry in the wake of Havana's 2002 decision to close half the country's mills. Europe accounted for 41% of Cuba's 2002 trade, the Americas 39% and Asia 18%. Havana's top trading partners were Venezuela, Spain, China, Canada and Russia in that order, unchanged from 2001. Oil and its derivatives accounted for 21% of Cuba's imports last year, and food 20% of imports.