In 2018 Russia’s import of goods from the far-abroad countries amounted to $211.96 bn and increased by 4.6% compared to 2017.
But in December this figure went down by 8.3% compared to December 2017. Namely, there was a reduction in supplies of machinery (-15.4%), pharmaceuticals (-7.4%), food products and food raw materials (-6.6%), chemicals (-0.3%).
Nevertheless, in December 2018 Russia increased import of railway locomotives by 6.6%, instruments and optics by 2.5%, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages by 4.1%, tobacco by 0.6% compared to previous year’s December.
As for the chemicals imported by Russian from the far-abroad countries, polymers and rubbers went up by 7.9% in terms of value, perfumery and cosmetics rose by 5.2% in terms of value, soap and detergents increased by 1.1% in terms of value, organic and inorganic chemicals increased by 0.9% in terms of value.
From January to April, 2019 Orel region’s export to Germany increased by 7% compared to the same period of 2018 and amounted to $5.9 mln.
From January to April, 2019 Pskov region’s export to Spain went up by 1.64 mln. compared to the same period of 2018 and amounted to $1.65 mln.
In 2018 Russia became the world’s largest exporter of fuel elements (cartridges). Its export volume amounted to $981 mln or 44% of world’s fuel element export.
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