CB: the surplus of foreign trade of the Russian Federation in August decreased by 46.2%

CB: the surplus of foreign trade of the Russian Federation in August decreased by 46.2%


For eight months, the balance decreased by 21.2% compared with the same period of 2014 – to 106,636 billion dollars, according to the materials of the Bank of Russia.

MOSCOW, 12 Oct. Positive balance of foreign trade of the Russian Federation in August 2015 $ 8,705 billion, a decrease of 46.2% in annual terms, according to the materials of the Bank of Russia on methodology of the balance of payments.

For eight months, the balance decreased by 21.2% compared with the same period of 2014 — to 106,636 billion.

Exports in August in annual terms, according to the Central Bank decreased by 39%, to $ 25,307 billion (for the eight months decreased by 31.9% to 233,615 billion). Imports declined in August by 34.3% to 16,602 billion (for the eight months decreased by 38.8 percent to 126,981 billion).

In August, a positive balance of trade with the countries of the far abroad has decreased in annual terms by 50% and amounted to 7,086 billion (for the eight months decreased by 19.8% to 90,707 billion), with the CIS countries decreased by 18.5%, to $ 1,619 billion (for the eight months decreased by 28.9% to 15,850 billion).