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MOSCOW, August 9. /TASS/. Russia increased imports of goods from non-CIS countries in January-July 2017 by 27.4%, compared to the same period of 2016, to $107.55 billion, according to the Federal Customs Service (FTS).
According to preliminary data of the Customs statistics, imports of products of engineering industry decreased by 0.2% month-on-month in July and amounted to $9.42 bln, imports of chemical products - rose 0.1%, to $3.12 bln, imports of textiles and footwear - increased by 15.9%, to $1.21 bln, imports of food products and raw materials for their production fell by 3.8%, to $1.8 bln, the report says.
The total value of imports of goods from non-CIS countries in July amounted to almost $17.82 billion, which is 0.4% up month-on-month and up 29.3% year-on-year.
In July, imports of vessels decreased 2.2 times, imports of aircraft fell 1.8 times. Purchases of optical instruments and vehicles fell by 4.6%, purchases of land transport were down by 3.3%, purchases of electrical equipment fell by 2.5%. At the same time, shipments of mechanical equipment increased by 15.8%, imports of components for railway locomotives - by 12.7%.
Among the chemical products, import of organic and inorganic chemistry products, soaps and synthetic detergents increased by 9.5%, imports of perfume and cosmetics grew by 4.3%, imports of polymers and rubber - by 0.5%. At the same time, imports of pharmaceutical products decreased by 6.4%.
Among food products and raw materials for their production, imports of vegetables decreased 2.9 times, imports of fruits were down by 13.9%, imports of fish by 3%.
In turn, the value of imports of meat and by-products increased by 18.3%, imports vegetable oil grew by 17.5%, imports of dairy products were up by 12%, imports of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages by 5.1%, cereals - by 3.6%, tobacco - by 1.6%.
Among imports of textiles and footwear purchases of footwear grew by 1.5 times, imports of textile clothing were up by 21.1%, imports of cotton grew by 13.4%.