ALGIERS- the imports bill of pharmaceutical products increased by more than 2% in 2016, in comparison with 2015, despite the decrease of imported quantities, the Customs told APS.
The value of imports of these products rose to USD2.02 billion in 2016, compared to USD1.97 billion in 2015 (+2.4), said the Customs’ National Centre for Data Processing and Statistics (CNIS).
However, the imported quantities decreased to 23,614.2 tons in 2016, against 26,915.7 tons (+12.26%).
By category of products, the bill of drugs for human use amounted to USD1.9 billion against USD1.87 billion (+1.52%), whereas the imported quantities declined to 21,083.1 tons against 24,561.2 tons (-14.1%).
The bill of drugs for veterinary use skyrocketed to USD35.17 million against USD29.53 million (+19.1%), despite a decrease of imported quantities to 661.5 tons against 681.02 tons (-2.85%).
As for the imports of para-pharmaceutical products, they rose to USD81.38 million (1,869.5 tons) against USD68.67 million (1,673.5 tons),a 18.52% rise in value and 11.71% in volume.