Twelve militants of Islamic Jihad Mujahideen Jamaat grouping detained in KaliningradSociety & Culture April 27, 2:14
Russian Prosecutor General’s Office finds another 3 NGOs to be undesirableRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 26, 21:42
Moscow ‘seriously concerned’ about Turkish airstrikes in Iraq, SyriaRussian Politics & Diplomacy April 26, 20:55
North Korea ‘neither fears war nor wants to avoid it,’ says country’s UN missionWorld April 26, 20:37
Russia’s Emergencies Ministry to continue helping Serbia in mine clearance in 2017Military & Defense April 26, 20:20
Putin says Russia, China maintain relations at 'unprecedentedly high level'Russian Politics & Diplomacy April 26, 20:02
Polls shows number of happy Russians at record-breaking historic highSociety & Culture April 26, 19:27
IS recruiting Taliban fighters in Afghanistan — Russia’s General StaffMilitary & Defense April 26, 18:49
Coffin with presumed remains of 19th century Russian general dug up in TurkeySociety & Culture April 26, 18:26
MOSCOW, June 27. /TASS/. Russia’s trade balance surplus has decreased 48.9% to $38.5 bln in Jan-May 2016, runs the January-May 2016 monitoring released by the Economic Development Ministry on Monday.
Export of goods amounted to $106.1 bln in the reporting period, a 30% decrease compared with January-May 2015 while import of goods stood at $67.5 bln, an 11.3% decrease year-on-year, the ministry said.
Exports to non-CIS countries dropped by 30.3% in January-May 2016 year-on-year to $91 bln while exports to CIS-countries plunged by 28.2% to $15.1 bln.
The share of non-CIS countries in Russia’s total volume of exports slipped by 0.4 percentage points in the reporting period to 85.8% while the share of CIS countries increased to 14.2%.
Imports from non-CIS countries went down by 10.6% in January-May 2016 year-on-year to $60.1 bln while imports from CIS countries decreased by 16.3% to $7.4 bln.
The share of non-CIS countries in Russia’s total volume of imports rose by 0.6 percentage points in the reporting period versus January-May 2015 to 89% while the share of CIS countries slipped to 11%.
Russia’s GDP dropped by 1% in January-May 2016 compared with the same period last year.
"According to the Russian Economic Development Ministry, GDP contraction equaled to 0.8% in May versus May 2015 while in January-May (2016) GDP contracted by 1% versus the same period last year," the report said.