The trade surplus of the Russian Federation grew in April 2012 compared with April 2011 by 12.3%, to 21.1 billion dollars from 18.8 billion dollars in April 2011, according to the Ministry of Economic Development on monitoring the socio-economic development of the Russian Federation.
Exports of goods in April 2012, according to the Ministry of Economic Development, was 47.8 billion dollars, import — 26.7 billion dollars.
Imports in April of this year decreased by April 2011 by 1.4%, and by March of 2012 — by 6.3%. Exports increased by 4.2% yoy and down 0.3% compared to March of this year.
For comparison, in April 2011, the trade surplus was 18.8 billion dollars (compared with April 2010 by 30.5%). Exports of goods in April of last year amounted to 45.9 billion U.S. dollars, import — 27.1 billion dollars.
According to the Ministry of Economic Development, in January-April 2012, exports totaled 181.6 billion dollars, while imports — 100.1 billion dollars. Accordingly, the surplus in four months amounted to 81.5 billion dollars and increased compared to the same period last year to 14.6 billion dollars, or 21.8%.
According to the CBR, the trade surplus of the Russian Federation in March 2012 amounted to 19.434 billion U.S. dollars, up 16.4% more than in March 2011 (16.702 billion dollars). In the first quarter of this year, the balance amounted to 60.463 billion dollars against 48.16 billion dollars in the previous year (an increase of 25.5%).
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