Moscow. July 12. INTERFAX.RU – Positive balance of external trade of the Russian Federation, defined on methodology of the balance of payments in January-may 2017 $50.9 billion, or 39% more than the same period in 2016, according to the Central Bank of the Russian Federation.
Exports in January-may 2017 increased by 31%, to $136,7 billion, import – by 26.7%, to $85.8 billion.
In may, exports rose compared with April by 8% to $28.2 billion, imports by 8.6%, to $19.7 billion foreign trade surplus this month increased in comparison with April by 6.5%, to $8.5 billion.
According to the previously published estimates of the Central Bank, the foreign trade surplus in the second quarter of 2017 amounted to $24.8 billion, export – $165,8 billion, import – $106,6 billion Thus estimated, in June the foreign trade surplus decreased compared to may 2.8%, to $8.3 billion, exports rose 3.4%, to $29.1 billion, and imports – by 6.1%, to $20.9 billion