Source Pravda.Ru

Customs Committee posts data on sales turnover between Russia and CIS

The sales turnover between Russia and the CIS countries amounted to $11.4bnin the first half of 2002 decreasing by 14.4 percent as compared to thecorresponding period of 2002, the State Customs Committee of Russiareported. Exports went down by 5 percent to $6.8bn; imports declined by25.3 percent to $4.6bn. The balance of trade with the CIS countries was$2.2bn, while in the first six months of 2002 it amounted to $900m..