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Import Of Food Products To Russia Is Falling
5.06.2015 11:25
Import Of Food Products To Russia Is Falling

The import of food products to Russia fell by 41.9 percent in the first quarter of 2015, as compared with the same period of last year. The volume of imports amounted to $ 5.9 billion in monetary terms.

      This was reported by the Federal State Statistics Service. The deliveries of butter to Russia fell by 70.4 percent, of cheese - by 64.3 percent, of fish - by 51.9 percent, of meat - by 49.3 percent and of milk – by 30.9 percent. The import of onions and garlic decreased by 37 percent, of cucumbers – by 32.5, of cabbage – by 28.6 percent and of tomatoes - by 20.4 percent. At the same time the import of palm oil grew by 24.1 percent. In general, Russia’s external trade turnover amounted to 132 billion dollars from January to March 2015 (this includes import and export of all types of goods, including non-food ones). It fell by 30.4 percent.

      The EU has become the largest trading partner of the Russian Federation with a turnover of 59.9 billion dollars (of which the Netherlands accounted for 11.3 billion, Germany – for 11.2 billion). The volume of trade with the USA made up $ 5.3 billion, with China - 15.3 billion. The turnover with Ukraine fell by 57.6 percent during the year - down to $ 3.7 billion.


Author: Anna Dorozhkina

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