Agence France-PresseApril 7, 2013 12:45
Syria suffered in 2012 an unprecedented decline in foreign trade, with exports falling by nearly 100 percent from a year earlier, according to an official study published in a newspaper on Sunday.
The study, published in pro-regime daily Al-Watan, showed "the dramatic impact caused by the current crisis" on foreign trade.
The value of Syria's exports registered in the year 2012 dropped to a mere $185 million, a decline of 97.4 percent on the $7.21 billion registered in 2011. In 2010 exports were valued at $11.35 billion.