Source Pravda.Ru

Russia-uk Trade Has Grown 1.5-fold In 2001

In the first eight months of this year, trade between Russia and Great Britain has increased by 50 percent, up to 2 billion pounds as compared with the respective period of last year. According to the British statistics, Russian exports grew by 59.4 percent to reach 1.5 billion pounds, while Russian imports increased by 25 percent up to 0.5 billion pounds. The trade turnover increase was prompted mostly by doubled growth of oil deliveries to Great Britain. Chemical exports, mostly export of mineral fertilizers, grew 1.5 fold, and there was a 45 percent increase in the deliveries of Russian cars and equipment. Russia mostly imports machines, equipment and transport vehicles which account for nearly half of its imports.