Foreign trade turnover of Lipetsk region at the end of 2017, up 40%

© Fotolia / sdecoretГрафик. Archival photoForeign trade turnover of Lipetsk region at the end of 2017, up 40%© Fotolia / sdecoret

Foreign trade turnover of Lipetsk region at the end of 2017, up 40% and amounted to 5.6 billion dollars, said RIA Novosti the representative of the press service of the regional administration.

«The share of exports in 2017 amounted to 4,338 billion dollars in 2016 — 3,036 billion dollars. The share of imports in 2017 — 1.284 billion dollars, in 2016 — 921 million dollars. Trade relations were maintained with 89 countries», — said the Agency interlocutor.

According to him, the leading partners of the Lipetsk region in foreign trade for many years are Turkey (24% of total turnover), Mexico (18%), Belgium (17%), Germany (6%), Denmark (6%), Belarus (4%), China (3%). The share of CIS countries in foreign trade turnover of the region has reached 90%, CIS countries — 10%, Belarus accounted for 44% of the volume of trade with CIS countries.

«The positive dynamics of one of the most important macroeconomic indicators characterizes the steady development of the economy of the region», — told RIA Novosti the head of administration of Lipetsk region Oleg Korolev.

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