Moscow Increases Volumes of Non-Primary Non-Energy Exports
In the first six months of this year, the supply of non-primary commodity groups from the country’s capital showed an increase of eight percent, reported the press service of the City Department of Science, Industrial Policy and Entrepreneurship. In total, the volume of Moscow’s non-raw non-energy exports for the above mentioned period amounted to 10.79 billion US dollars.
The categories of non-primary exports in highest demand in the last six months include mechanical equipment, machinery and computers ($1.26 billion), electrical devices, communication equipment ($807.9 million), vehicles ($363.1), optics, instruments, medical equipment ($265.63), and household chemicals ($107.91). According to Deputy Mayor, Natalia Sergunina, the capital accounted for almost 16 percent of Russia’s non-primary non-energy exports in the first six months of the year.
Moscow’s key partners are the United States, India, Belarus, Algeria, and Kazakhstan. They accounted for about 40 percent of the total export volume. At the end of 2016, Moscow authorities decided to combine the production of Moscow’s foreign-market-oriented high-tech companies into a single brand ‘Made in Moscow’. It was previously reported that the increase in exports from the Nizhny Novgorod region amounted to 43 percent, which is 2.6 billion US dollars.
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