JERUSALEM, July 19 (Xinhua) -- Israeli imports from China, excluding diamonds, increased by 38.5 percent year on year in the first half of 2021, according to a report issued by the Israeli Central Bureau of Statistics on Monday.
In January-June, Israel's imports from China totalled 5.9 billion U.S. dollars, compared with 4.26 billion dollars in the same period in 2020, the report said.
In June alone, Israel's imports from China totalled 1.07 billion dollars, a 31.6-percent rise year on year.
Israeli exports to China rose by 6.6 percent from 2.29 billion dollars in the first half last year to 2.44 billion dollars this year.
Last month, Israel's exports to China totalled 379 million dollars, down 0.8 percent.
Total Israeli imports in the first half of 2021 amounted to 42.7 billion dollars, an increase of 30 percent, while Israeli exports amounted to 28.3 billion dollars, up by 14.2 percent, the report said. Enditem