ALGIERS- Algeria’s car import bill cars totalled US$158.67 million in January and February 2017, against US$243.04 million during the same period in 2016, down by 34.71%, the Algerian Customs’ National Centre of Data Processing and Statistics (CNIS) told APS.

Car imports represented nearly 15% of non-food consumer goods imports between January and February 2017, against nearly 19% during the same period a year earlier.

The import bill of passengers and goods transport vehicles amounted to US$104.96 million, against US$142.22 million, down by 26.2% during the same period of reference, according to the figures provided by the CNIS.

Import bill of car accessories totalled US$59.24 million against US$66.85 million, down by 11.4%, said the CNIS.

Car import quota for 2016 was set at 98,374 vehicles under import licences.

Algeria’s car import bill hit US$1.3 billion in 2016, against US$2.04 billion in 2015, down by 36.61%.

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