Russian trade surplus up 65.5 percent to $170b

  • Money Digest
MOSCOW

Dec 10, 2018-

Russia’s trade surplus rose 65.5 percent year on year to $170.8 billion in the first 10 months of this year, the Federal Customs Service of Russia said Friday. During the same period, Russia’s imports totalled $198.1 billion, up 7.3 percent from a year earlier, while exports totalled $368.9 billion, up 28.2 percent. Fuel and energy products accounted for 64.4 percent of the exports, up 5.2 percent in volume and 36.3 percent in value. Metal products, another major item contributing to the trade surplus in the period, accounted for 10 percent of the exports, up 11.6 percent in volume and up 25.4 percent in value. (XINHUA)

Published: 10-12-2018 09:16

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