The Foreign Trade in Russia: Preliminary Results of the Past Year
Monitoring of Russia's Economic Outlook. Trends and Challenges of Economic Development. Moscow. 2019. No. 1, pp. 10-15
6 Pages Posted: 17 Feb 2019
Date Written: February 6, 2019
In January-October 2018, exports of fuel and energy commodities increased by 36% as compared to the relevant period of the previous year (78% relative to the level of 2013). Other goods exports increased by 16%, having returned to the pre-crisis values (103% relative to the level of 2013). In the first ten months, imports increased by 7%, despite depreciation of the real ruble/dollar exchange rate. Growth in imports of some non-food products is evidence of continued recovery of consumer demand. In the geographic pattern of the sales turnover, the share of China grew (+1.0 p.p.) on the back of 1.5-fold growth in exports.
Keywords: Russian Economy, Foreign Trade
JEL Classification: F13, F19
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