Import to Russia from non-CIS countries in January decreased by 17.9%


MOSCOW, 8 February. Import to Russia from non-CIS countries in January 2016, according to preliminary data of customs statistics, decreased by 17.9% compared to the same period in 2015 to $8 billion 115.6 m, according to the materials of the Federal customs service.

In total value of imports from foreign countries decreased the share of machinery and equipment from 45.9 per cent in January 2015 to 44.8% in January 2016. However, the share of chemical products in January 2016 increased from 16.7% to 18.7 per cent, textile products and footwear from 7.6% to 7.9%, foodstuffs and raw materials for their production – from 15.3% to 15.4%.

The reduction of imports from non-CIS countries was observed for all primary aggregate positions of commodity nomenclature. So, import of machine-building products decreased by 19.8% and amounted to $3,635 billion, food products and raw materials for their production – by 17.4% ($1.25 billion), textile products and footwear – by 15.3% ($639,1 million), chemical products by 7.8% ($1,52 mlrd).

In the group of foodstuffs and raw materials for their production decreased imports of sugar by 4.5 times, vegetables – by 26.3%, dairy products – by 25.3%, vegetable oil – by 24.1%, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages – by 22.3%, fish – by 7.6%, vegetables – by 6.2%, cereals – by 5.9%, tobacco – 1%. However, the supply of meat and offals increased by 18.3%.

Among the products of the chemical industry import of perfumery-cosmetic goods decreased by 21.3%, soap and synthetic detergents – by 19.2%, polymers and rubber – on 16%, products of organic and inorganic chemistry – by 3.5%, whereas supply of pharmaceutical products increased by 4.1%.

Imports of textile products and footwear decreased by reducing the procurement of knitted fabric 2 times, ready textile products – 30.9%, textiles – by 26.2%, textile and clothing – by 20.1%, cotton – by 19.4%, knitwear – by 11.7%, footwear – by 9.3%, chemical fibres – by 7.4%, chemical threads – by 7.3%.

Imports of engineering products decreased purchases of railway cars and equipment in 4.6 times, transport – 37.7%, aircraft 37.3%, mechanical equipment – by 16.9%, tools and optical devices – by 15.6%, electrical equipment – 13.8%, while deliveries of ships and floating equipment has increased in 3 times.