Russia Trade Surplus Slightly Narrows in September

In September of 2013, Russia’s trade surplus decreased to 15.7 billion USD, slightly down from 15.74 billion USD a year earlier. Both exports and imports were up, but purchases grew at a faster pace.
Krisztina Györffy | krisztina@tradingeconomics.com 11/11/2013 1:40:22 PM
Exports increased to 44.54 billion USD, up from 42.2 billion USD in August of 2013, and from 43.1 billion USD in September of 2012 (up by 3.3 percent, year-over-year).

Shipments to the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) decreased for the eighth month in a row by an annual 4.3 percent. In contrast, sales to the non-CIS countries increased for the fourth consecutive month by 4.8 percent.

Imports increased to 28.83 billion USD, from 28.4 billion USD in August, and 27.4 billion USD a year earlier (+5.3 percent). Imports from the CIS countries increased by 12.7 percent, and shipments from non-CIS countries rose by 4.1 percent.

Russia Trade Surplus Slightly Narrows in September