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MOSCOW, February 20 (Itar-Tass) – Last year’s trade turnover among member-countries of the Customs Union – Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia – reached $68.6 billion, up by 8.7 percent as against 2011, the press service of the Eurasian Economic Commission said.
Bilateral trade between Russia and Belarus increased by 9.6 percent to $43.9 billion, between Russia and Kazakhstan – by 6.8 percent to $23.8 billion and between Belarus and Kazakhstan – by 15.1 percent to $0.9 billion.
Mutual trade flows among member-states of the Customs Union were distributed in this way: Russia-Belarus – 64 percent, Russia-Kazakhstan – 34.7 percent and Belarus-Kazakhstan – 1.3 percent.
In 2012 the foreign trade of member-states of the Customs Union with third countries totaled $939.3 billion, including export of $600.1 billion and import of $339.2 billion. The foreign trade increased by 3.2 percent or by $28.7 billion as against 2011, the press service said.