Zaporizhzhia region increases exports by almost 30% over nine months in 2017

Zaporizhzhia region increases exports by almost 30% over nine months in 2017

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Zaporizhzhia region in January-September 2017 increased exports of goods by almost 30% - to $2,122.7 million, Zaporizhzhia Regional State Administration reports with a reference to the regional main state statistics department. 

“Zaporizhzhia region over the nine months exported goods worth $2,122.7 million, imports totaled $ 884.5 million, a positive balance of foreign trade in goods - $ 1,238.2 million. Export supplies increased by 27.7%, import supplies - by 20.6% compared with the same period last year,” reads the report.

According to the regional statistics department, foreign trade operations were conducted with partners from 143 countries.

Among the most exported goods were: ferrous metals - 53.3%, mechanical equipment - 12.2%, and grain crops - 6.0%.

In 2017, the region increased exports of goods to the countries of the European Union - by 31.8%, having delivered products worth $ 636.7 million. In particular, the region increased exports to Poland – 5.6%, Italy – 5.1%, Bulgaria - 4.3%, Germany - 2.5%, and the Czech Republic - 2.4% of total exports.

Goods exported to the Russian Federation totaled - 19.2%, Turkey - 12.1%, Egypt - 3.4%, India - 3.3% of total exports.

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