Import from Non–CIS Countries Grew by 4%
According to the data published by the Federal Customs Service of Russia on its website, in January this year, import of goods from non–CIS countries into Russia grew by 4% and amounted to USD 14.3 million compared to the year before.
In the total value of imports, the share of food products and raw materials required for their production remain at the same level it was last year and amounted to 12.6%. At the same time, the share of textile goods and footwear grew from 7.5% to 7.8%. The total cost of food products imported to Russia increased by 2.7% and amounted to USD 1.79 billion, while that of textile goods and footwear grew by 2.6% up to USD 1.1 billion.
In the food products group, the imports of tobacco grew by 27.6 %; fish, by 22.3%; dairy products, by 20%; oils, by 9.8%; alcoholic and soft beverages, by 8.8%; sugar, by 2.2%. However, vegetable imports decreased by 15.8%; fruit and nuts, by 14.5%; meat and by-products, by 3.3%.
Imports of textile goods and footwear increased due to the growth in purchases of knitted fabric by 34.5%; of cotton, by 15%; of footwear, by 13.2%; of finished textile fabric, by 10.7%; of chemical yarn, by 10%; of textile clothing, by 6%; of textile materials, by 1.4%.
By contrast, purchases of knitted clothes decreased by 18.8%, and that of chemical fibre, by 6.7%. In addition, we would also like to remind you that foreign companies may soon be allowed to use international identifier codes for product descriptions in the Russian track & trace system.
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