TASS, January 19. /TASS/. The Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Region’s foreign trade turnover in the past year dropped by 5.7% year-on-year to $5.2 billion, the regional customs’ press service said on Friday.
"The foreign trade turnover made $5.2 billion… This shows a decline of the trade turnover by 5.7% and of the trade turnover’s participants by 2.8%," the press service said.
The cargo turnover dropped by 65.7%. "This can be explained by the finished construction of the plant for liquefying natural gas in the Sabetta village (the Yamal LNG plant - TASS)," the press service said, adding the plant’s first line had begun operations already.
The region’s import reached $5 billion, export - $164.9 million. Yamal’s foreign trade partners are mostly in China, Belgium and Indonesia, the press service said.