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MOSCOW, October 2 (Itar-Tass) - Russia’s positive balance has decreased by 8.3% in the eight months of 2013 (up to $120.2 billion), the Economic Development Ministry reported.
In January-August external turnover reached $558.3 billion by decreasing by 1.6% while export dropped by 1.6% and import increased by 2.5%.
In August 2013 trade’s positive balance increased by 35.7% and amounted to $15.3 billion. Export of goods augmented by 5.1% and reached $43.3 billion while import decreased by 6.5% (up to $28 billion), the ministry said.
In January-August 2013 GDP reached 1.5%.
In the eight months of 2013 inflation was 4.5% (0.1% in August), the ministry said.