Russian Trade Surplus Widens in July Over a Year Earlier


In July of 2013, Russian trade surplus increased to 13.3 billion USD, from 11.5 billion USD a year earlier. Exports increased for the second month in a row by 5.5 percent year-on-year, boosted by shipments to the non-CIS countries.

Exports increased to 43.45 billion USD, from 41.59 billion in July and 41.18 billion a year ago. Shipments to the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) dropped for the sixth month in a row by 0.9 percent year-on-year. In contrast, sales to the non-CIS countries increase for the second consecutive month by 8.4 percent yoy.

Imports rose to 30.14 billion USD in July, from 27.94 billion USD in June and 29.7 billion USD a year earlier. Imports from the CIS countries led the expansion and rose 6.8 percent yoy.

Russian Trade Surplus Widens in July Over a Year Earlier


CBR | Joana Taborda | joana.taborda@tradingeconomics.com
9/11/2013 12:47:00 PM