Russian imports from non-CIS countries fell 6.6% in January-July 2016

According to the data from the Federal Customs Servic, Russian imports from non-CIS countries fell 1.2% year-on-year in July alone
Russian imports from non-CIS countries fell 6.6% in January-July 2016
10 August 15:37 2016 Print This Article

January-July 2016, Russian imports from non-CIS countries fell 6.6% to USD84.396 bln compared to the same period of 2015, reports RIA Novosti with reference to the Federal Customs Service (FCS) report.

In July 2016, these imports fell 1.2% year-on-year basis to USD13.654 bln. In the same period, purchases of textiles and footwear fell by 2.2% to USD984 mln, those of food goods by 19.6% to USD1.458 bln, chemical products fell by 8.5% to USD2.6 bln, those of machine-building products increased by 11.9% to USD6.88 bln.

Imports of machine-building products rose largely due to an increase in purchases of flying apparatuses by 2.6 times, vessels by 1,7 times, mechanical equipment by 10.6%, electrical equipment by 5.7%, optic instruments and apparatuses – 4.5%, land transport – 3.4%; while imports of railway locomotive parts fell by 7.2%.

In food imports, the purchases of meat and its byproducts fell by some 50%, fish products fell by 28.9%, vegetables – by 28.1%, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages by 25.1%, fruit by 20.1%, grain crops – 18.8%, sugar – 17.3%, tobacco – 16.4%. At the same time, the imports of dairy products rose by some 17.3% and those of vegetable oil – by 6.6%.

In chemical industry product imports, the imports of perfumes and cosmetics fell by 13.3%, pharmaceutical products by 8.9%, polymers and rubber – 7.5%, organic and non-organic chemical products – 6.7%, soap and synthetic cleaning agents fell by 4.2%.

Among textiles and footwear, the purchases of ready textile goods fell by 20.9%, knit fabric by 19.9%, textile materials – 9.9%, manmade yarn – 4.8%, knitwear – 2.1%, textile clothing – 1.6%. Cotton imports rose by 5.1% year-on-year, as did those of synthetic fibers – 3.1%, footwear – 1.9%.

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