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the Foreign trade turnover of Russia in January - March has increased by 21,8 % - B4$51,3 mlrd - the State Customs Committee

the Foreign trade turnover of Russia, according to the customs statistics, has made in January - March, 2004 of $51,3 billion and in comparison with January - has increased by 21,8 % March, 2003. Including with the far abroad countries - $42,1 billion (growth on 19,8 %), with the CIS countries - $9,2 billion (growth on 31,5 %). On it it is informed in a press - release of the State customs committee (State Customs Committee) of Russia, arrived on Tuesday in " News ".

the Balance of trading balance in January - March, 2004 has developed positive and has made $21,8 billion against $19,2 billion in 2003.

export of Russia in January - March, 2004 has made $36,6 billion and in comparison with January - has increased by 19,2 %, including in the far abroad countries - $30,8 billion (growth on 17,2 %), to the CIS countries - $5,8 billion (growth on 31,9 %) March, 2003.

In commodity structure of export to the countries of the far abroad relative density toplivno - the power goods in January - March, 2004 has made 59,3 % from all volume of export to these countries against 64,3 % in January - March of last year, metals and products of them - 18,3 % (13,4 %), production of the chemical industry - 6,4 % (6,2 %), cars and the equipment - 5,3 % (5,1 %), lesomatelov and tselljulozno - paper products - 4,4 % (4,3 %).

In commodity structure of export to the CIS countries in January - March, 2004 production share toplivno - a power complex has made 47,8 % from all volume of export to these countries (in January - March of last year - 49,2 %), production of the chemical industry - 9,8 % (10,0 %), cars and the equipment - 19,8 % (20,3 %), metals and products of them - 8,7 % (7,8 %).

Import of Russia in January - March, 2004 has made $14,7 billion and, in comparison with January - March 2003, year has grown on 28,5 %, including from the far abroad countries - $11,3 billion (growth on 27,8 %), from the CIS countries - $3,4 billion (growth on 31,0 %).

In commodity structure of import the share of cars and the equipment has made 43,4 % of the countries of the far abroad (in January - March, 2003 - 37,9 %), articles of food and raw materials 4 their manufacture - 19,1 % (25,0 %), production of the chemical industry - 18,1 % (17,5 %).

In commodity structure of import from the CIS countries the share of articles of food and raw materials 4 their manufacture has made 21,7 % (in January - March, 2003 - 19,8 %), cars and the equipment - 19,2 % (16,6 %), metals and products of them - 15,1 % (14,2 %), production of the chemical industry - 13,0 % (14,2 %). In comparison with January - purchases (physical volumes) wheat in 4,8 times, ferrous metals - on 26,3 % March, 2003 have grown. Along with it import svezhemorozhenogo meat was reduced to 36,5 %, butters sunflower - on 13,1 %.

In stranovoj on the countries of the European Union in January - March, 2004 36,5 % of the Russian goods turnover (in January - March, 2003 - 37,4 %), to the CIS countries - 17,9 % (16,6 %), on the countries EvrAzEs - 10,0 % (9,4 %), on the countries ATES - 17,0 % (15,0 %), on the countries Central and the Eastern Europe - 12,6 % (14,1 %) were necessary to structure of foreign trade of Russia.

the Basic trading partners of Russia in January - March, 2004 among the far abroad countries were Germany, goods turnover W which has made $4,9 billion (117,1 % by the similar period of 2003), the Netherlands - $3,3 billion (147,7 %), China - $3,3 billion (135,8 %), Italy - $2,8 billion (104,2 %), Finland - $1,8 billion (114,7 %), Turkey - $1,8 billion (141,3 %), Poland - $1,8 billion (111,3 %), France - $1,5 billion (113,2 %), Japan - $1,5 billion (182,3 %).