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MOSCOW, February 20. /ITAR-TASS/. Surplus of Russia’s balance of trade amounted to $179 billion in 2013, which was $13.3 billion (6.9%) smaller than in 2012, the Russian State Statistics Service said on Thursday.
In 2013, Russia’s export went down by 0.9% to $523.3 billion, while the import grew by 2.6%, as compared to the preceding year, and reached $344.3 billion.
According to the Statistics Service, Russia’s foreign trade volume increased by 0.5% as against 2012 and stood at $867.6 billion.