Thursday, August 17, 2017

Ukrainian imports to Sverdlovsk region fall 67 percent

The Ural Customs Administration announced last week that Ukrainian imports to the Sverdlovsk region have fallen 67 percent as a result of stricter customs control measures.

Since the beginning of the year, the total worth of food items imported from Ukraine to the Sverdlovsk region totaled $3.4 million, compared to $11.6 million over the same period in 2013, Ural Business Consulting reports.

"Political instability affected some of the key items Ukraine exports to Russia: metals, metal goods, machinery, chemical and mineral products and some other goods," a statement from the Ural Customs Administration's press service said, according to Ural Business Consulting. "The imports nearly halved, dropping from $29.6 million in 2013 to $16.9 million in 2014."