In general, the share of imports of food products and raw materials for their production during the reporting period slightly decreased from 13.6% last year to 13.0%. Of the total volume of goods imported from non-CIS countries, food imports account for 11.9% (-0.4% compared to the same period in 2017), for the CIS countries (Former Soviet Union countries), the share of food imports in the total volume is 21.7% (-1.4%).
The cost and physical volumes of exports of food products and raw materials for their production for the first half of this year increased by 28.7% and 43.0% respectively. The total share of exports of this category amounted to 5.3% (+0.1%)
According to statistics, Russia's foreign trade turnover amounted to $330.6 billion and increased by 21.6% compared to January-June 2017. The trade balance was positive at $98.0 billion, which is $31.0 billion more than in January-June 2017.