According to international trade statistics, released on 9 June by the National Statistics Institute (INE), these year-on-year changes, in April, focus on the month of 2020 in which the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic was felt most intensely, corresponding to the month with the lowest absolute values and the largest year-on-year decreases of the entire pandemic period.

Compared to April 2019, there was a 7 percent rise in exports and a 2.6 percent fall in imports, "it should be mentioned that imports in that month of 2019 were particularly high as a result of the acquisition abroad of transport equipment," INE points out.