The trade deficit grew by 17%

The negative balance of foreign trade in January-September 2010 amounted to 4 billion 365 million U.S. dollars, up 17.2 percent from a year ago.

As the Interfax, the trade deficit has been increasing steadily for the third month in succession. In the first 9 months of entrenched trend of deficit growth compared to the same period of crisis 2009a. This is evidence of the deterioration of the situation in foreign trade and increased pressure on the balance of payments.

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