ALGIERS – The car import bill declined to $691 million during the first half of 2016 against $2.13 billion during the same period of 2015, i.e. a decrease of $1.44 billion (-67.53%), Customs said Sunday.
Regarding the imported quantities, they fell by 73.63% totaling 47,484 units imported between January and June 2016, against 180,082 units during the 1st half of 2015, said the National Centre of Statistic of the Customs (CNIS).
Regarding motor vehicle parts and accessories, the import bill amounted to $198.1 million against $ 201.15 million (-1.52%), the source said.
Up to 40 dealers out of 80 appllicants were allocated import licenses in May.
Initially fixed at 152,000 units for the year 2016, the quota for import has been reduced to 83,000 units.