National Statistical Committee: The volume of imports since the beginning of the year amounted to 620.8 million USD, a decrease of 9.7%

Foreign trade turnover, according to preliminary data, January-February 2020 amounted to 931 million USD and compared with January-February 2019, has decreased by 1.5%. Such data are provided in the materials of the National Statistical Committee.

According to statistics, exports increased by 20.3%, while import revenues, by contrast, decreased by 9.7%.

The fall in import revenues compared with January-February 2019 is due to a decrease in the import of coal by 8.3 times, leather products – by 2.5 times, cereals – by 2.1 times, shoes – 1.8 times, items of clothing and accessories to it – by 39.9%, fertilizers – by 39.1%, sugar and confectionery from sugar – by 37%, electrical machinery and equipment – by 29.3%, pharmaceutical products – by 19.7 %, plastics and products from it – by 13.7%.