According to the import data for 2012 and 2013 the total value of imports amount to over 3 billion TL. The leading import is in the energy field as Cyprus does not have its own petrol, but what is disturbing is that all other goods that are being produced in Cyprus are side-lined by imported equivalents products. The majority of goods and products sold in north Cyprus are imported, ‘Kibris Postasi’ reports.
The numbers show that the total amount of imports were 3 billion 71 million 724 thousand and 335 TL for 2012 and increased by 200 million TL in 2013.
Next on the list after petrol and diesel fuel are textile products and medicine.
According to the data, more than 60 million worth of textile products were imported from Turkey in 2012 and this number increased by 9 million in 2013.
Medical imports also rank high on the list by 50 million TL.
What is even more incomprehensible is that several types of agricultural products such as onions and olives remain in the storehouses due to oversupply but are still imported.