January exports reached $62.3 million, which is the same as the December figures, said the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS) on Monday. However, they increased by 1% compared to January 2012. Imports, on the other hand, decreased in January and reached $363.6 million compared to December but have showed an increase by 7.5% compared to January 2012. Trade deficit decreased by 1% in January compared to December and increased by 9% compared to January 2012. It reached $301.3 million.