Russia's foreign trade turnover in January-March 2014 was $189.3 billion decreasing by 4.2% year-on-year ($24 billion with the CIS countries, $165.3 billion with other countries), the Federal Customs Service reported.
The positive trade balance increased by 1.6% to $56.1 billion ($8.9 billion with the CIS countries, $47.2 billion with other countries).
Exports from Russia decreased by 3% to $122.7 billion. The CIS countries accounted for 13.4%, other countries for 86.5% of the total exports. The share of fuel and energy products in Russia's exports to non-CIS countries was 75.2%, against 75.8% in January-March 2013).
Russia's total imports decreased by 6.2% year-on-year to $66.6 billion. Machinery and equipment accounted for 49.4% of the commodities imported from non-CIS countries (against 49.6% in January-March 2013).
"AK&M", 08.05.2014 14:20