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MOSCOW, March 6 (Itar-Tass) —— Russia’s positive trade balance in January 2012 grew by 1.4 times to 21.7 billion dollars, the Federal Customs Service reported on Tuesday.
Russia’s trade balance with foreign countries was equal to 19.2 billion dollars (6.3-billion-dollar growth), and with CIS countries to 2.5 billion dollars (0.1-billion-dollar growth).
According to the customs statistics, in January 2012, Russia’s foreign trade turnover amounted to 57.7 billion dollars, or increased by 29 percent in comparison with January 2011, including 49.6 billion dollars with foreign countries (33.7-percent-growth) and 8.1 with CIS countries (6.4-percent-growth).