Israel’s Central Statistics Bureau reports that Israel exported raw hides and skins, and leather and leather products, worth US$5.1 million in the first four months of this year, as compared with US$3.9 million in the same period last year. Israeli imports of the same types of commodities in the January to April period were worth US$28.2 million, as against US$22.6 million in the same period in 2004.