Pharmaceutical imports rose by 10% in the first seven months of 2016 compared with the same period in 2015, despite a slight drop in the imported quantities, the Algerian Customs told APS.
The value of imports reached US$1.14 billion between January and July 2016, against US$1.03 billion during the same period of reference in 2015, up by 10.17%, said the Algerian Customs’ National Centre of Data Processing and Statistics (CNIS).
The imported quantities dropped by 1.68% to 14,643.2 tonnes against 14,892.7 tonnes during the same period in 2015.
Imports of medicinal products for veterinary use reached nearly US$18.5 million (410.6 tonnes) against US$18.54 million (442.4 tonnes), down by 0.27% in value and 7.2% in volume.
Imports of parapharmaceutical products were valued at US$45.65 million (1,075.2 tonnes) against US$34.57 million (904.3 tonnes), up 32.04% in value and about 19% in volume.