Six countries of the EU increased exports of goods to Russia in annual terms this July, while imports of Russian goods were increased by 16 EU states at once, which follows from RIA Novosti calculations based on data from national statistical agencies.
It is noted that some countries have increased their import of goods from Russia several times. These are Slovenia (6 times), Cyprus (3.4 times), the Czech Republic (3.1 times), Greece (3 times), and Italy (2.2 times). Among the increased imports are also Austria (by 12 per cent), Belgium (89 per cent), Bulgaria (95 per cent), Hungary (77 per cent), Germany (10 per cent), Spain (68 per cent), Luxembourg (16 per cent), the Netherlands (15 per cent), Romania (9 per cent), Slovakia (21 per cent), and Croatia (2 per cent).
In addition, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, and Sweden have increased purchases from Russia in July compared to June 2022.
At the same time, 8 EU countries increased exports to Russia on a monthly basis. Romania (78 per cent), Lithuania (28 per cent), and the Netherlands (21 per cent) grew the most. Deliveries of Belgian, Bulgarian, Spanish, Slovenian, and Croatian goods have also increased.
In July, Croatia was among the leaders in exports, which supplied about 18.4 million Euros worth of goods to Russia, and Slovenia (98 million euros), which is 59 per cent and 56 per cent more than last year’s figures, respectively. Estonia (16 per cent), Bulgaria (10 per cent), Austria (5 per cent), and Latvia (1 per cent) also increased exports of goods in annual terms.
Source: RIA Novosti