Russia’s imports from Ukraine reduced by 30.06% to USD 10.12 billion in January-November 2014 from USD 14.47 billion in the corresponding period of 2013. This is shown by data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia, the Capital publication reports, citing the TASS news agency.
Russia’s exports to Ukraine totaled USD 16.06 billion during this period, which is 25.13% less than its exports the previous year (USD 21.45 billion).
The trade turnover between the two countries reduced by 27.09% to USD 26.19 billion from USD 35.92 billion in January-November 2013, and “the positive balance of trade between them” was USD 5.94 billion in January-November 2014, which is 14.9% less than the USD 6.98 billion that was reported a year earlier.
As reported, Prime Minister Arsenii Yatsenyuk said in late 2014 that Russia would cease to be Ukraine’s main trading partner in the near future.