ISRAELI EXPORTS TO ASIA FALL 27 PERCENT IN 2-MONTH PERIOD

ISRAELI EXPORTS TO ASIA FALL 27 PERCENT IN 2-MONTH PERIOD

Israeli exports to Southeast Asia dropped by 27 percent in January-February, compared with the same period last year, according to a statement issued by the Central Bureau of Statistics.

Diamond exports dropped by 38 percent, while exports of other goods dropped by 12 percent.Exports to Southeast Asia totaled $449 million in January-February, or $238 million excluding diamonds.

Imports from Southeast Asia dropped by 6.6 percent during the first two months of 1998, compared with the same period last year.