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Thursday, January 09, 2020


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It is also considerable that engineered goods had a 8.5% increase and created an income over $60 billion in 2016, while agricultural products had a slight increment about 0.81% between 2015 and 2016.



"It is considerable that" is a phrase which is no longer in modern usage, apparently having died out in publications in the early nineteenth century.

-> an 8.5%


-> an increment of about 0.81%

Export earnings from petroleum products rose from around $61 billion in 2015 to $63 billion in 2016, which was an increase of 3%.

I am sorry but I am confused about this sentence...
I think that the earnings should be 'to $64 billion'? because the earnings rose by 3%? or is it ok to be the number($63) because of 'around'?

Thank you for reading my comment :)

Hi Jin,

3% is not the same as $3 billion.

I think you are thinking about billions instead of the percentage. Do you see what I mean?

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