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Cyprus PIO: News Update in English, 02-07-24

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From: The Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office Server at <http://www.pio.gov.cy/>

Wednesday, 24 July 2002


CONTENTS

  • [01] The two sides in Cyprus discuss the issue of missing persons
  • [02] Foreign Trade Statistics for January - March 2002


[01] The two sides in Cyprus discuss the issue of missing persons

The issue of missing persons was discussed during a meeting held yesterday between the President of the Republic of Cyprus Mr Glafcos Clerides and the Turkish Cypriot leader Mr Rauf Denktash, after a meeting of the two leaders, within the framework of the UN-led direct talks.

The UN Secretary-General's Acting Special Representative in Cyprus Mr Zbigniew Wlosowicz, the Presidential Commissioner on Humanitarian Issues Mr Takis Christopoulos and the Turkish Cypriot representative to the Committee of Missing Persons (CMP) Mr Rustem Tatar were also present at the meeting.

During the meeting, the Greek Cypriot side handed to Mr Denktash its reply on his document on the issue of missing persons.

The two leaders will meet again on Friday to continue the fifth round of direct talks for finding a solution to the Cyprus problem.

[02] Foreign Trade Statistics for January - March 2002

The main developments in Cyprus Foreign Trade during the period January- March 2002 were:

(a) Total imports (covering imports for home consumption and imports placed into bonded warehouses) totalled 588,4 mn as compared with 582,7 mn in the first quarter of 2001. Total exports amounted to 124,4 mn compared to 143,9 mn during the period January-March 2001. The trade deficit accounted for 464,0 mn compared to 438,8 mn in the corresponding period of 2001.

(b) Imports for home consumption totalled 525,4 mn compared to 523,5 mn in January-March 2001. During the first three months of 2002, intermediate inputs imported for home consumption valued at 174,3 mn or 33,2%, followed by consumer goods with 144,8 mn or 27,6%, fuels and lubricants with 60,6 mn or 11,5%, transport equipment with 59,0 mn or 11,2% and capital goods with 57,3 mn or 10,9%.

(c) Domestic exports, including stores and provisions valued at 58,9 mn as compared with 56,3 mn in January-March 2001 and re-exports, including stores and provisions to 65,5 mn compared to 87,6 mn in the corresponding period of 2001. Industrial products of domestic produce exported in January- March 2002 accounted for 43,6 mn or 76,4% while exports of raw agricultural products valued at 12,8 mn.

(d) During the period January-March 2002 the EU countries supplied Cyprus with goods valued at 292,2 mn or 49,7% and absorbed goods amounting to 29, 4 mn or 51,4% of Cyprus domestic exports, excluding stores and provisions.

Additional data on Cyprus foreign trade are shown in the quarterly publication entitled "Imports-Exports Statistics" obtainable from the Government Printing Office while more detailed statistics on the same field are available from the .


From the Republic of Cyprus Press and Information Office (PIO) Server at http://www.pio.gov.cy/


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