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Trade surplus narrows on another contraction in exports in August

Merchandise exports totaled USD 33.8 billion in August, representing a marked 9.7% contraction from the USD 37.5 billion sum recorded in the same month of 2018. The contraction in August was considerably sharper than July’s 3.8 year-on-year dip.

Meanwhile, imports totaled USD 21.8 billion in August, ticking up 0.8% year-on-year from August 2018’s USD 21.7 billion. That said, August’s result represented a marked slowdown from July’s healthy 4.8% year-on-year y increase.

As a result, the trade surplus narrowed to USD 12.0 billion in August 2019, from USD 15.8 billion in August 2018. Meanwhile, the trailing 12-month sum of the trade balance came in at USD 185 billion, below July’s USD 189 billion result.

The analysts FocusEconomics surveyed this month project Russia’s exports will reach USD 427 billion in 2020. Panelists expect exports to reach USD 443 billion in 2021.

Russia - Trade Balance Data

2013  2014  2015  2016  2017  
Trade Balance (USD billion)181  189  148  90.2  115  

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Note: Trade balance in USD billion.
Source: Central Bank of the Russian Federation (CBR).

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