A total of sixty-six point nine million dollars was spent on the imports of aircraft and motor vehicles for the transport of goods in February this year.
This is a thirty-two point four million dollar increase compared to February last year.
According to the Fiji Bureau of Statistics, the imports of parts for machinery and mechanical and electrical appliances had also increased to seventy-six point eight million dollars in February.
This is a eighteen point one million dollars increase compared to the same month last year.
There was also an increase of seven point six million dollars in the imports of articles of plastic for the packing of goods, this February compared to last year.
The report also showed there was a five point seven million dollars increase this year in the imports of prepared foodstuff, beverages, spirits and tobacco.
The bureau’s report showed that a total of seventy-one million dollars was spent from importing materials from China while Fiji’s imports from Japan increased by seven point five million dollars due to the increased imports of new passenger motor vehicles and racing cars.