FCS says Russia’s foreign trade surplus in 2022 will be a record
MOSCOW, December 30 – RIA Novosti. Ruslan Davydov, First Deputy Head of the Russian Federal Customs Service (FTS), said in an interview with RIA Novosti that Russia’s foreign trade surplus at the end of 2022 will be a record despite a tough December in terms of energy exports.
Davydov said, “In terms of the value of foreign trade turnover, we have already left last year behind. It is likely that we will have a record positive trade balance, mainly due to export volumes. For energy carriers, even December will not change the overall picture.” .
The first deputy head of the Federal Customs Service acknowledged that customs authorities have already seen a decline in energy exports from Russia.
“There has been a significant drop in exports in December due to restrictions on oil, oil products and gas,” Davydov said.
On December 5, Western oil sanctions came into effect: the European Union stopped accepting Russian oil transported by sea, and the G7 countries, Australia and the EU set a price cap on shipping, which costs more than $60 per barrel for shipping. shipping and insurance are prohibited. In response, Russia banned oil supply under agreements that directly or indirectly allow the use of this ceiling price, the measure will come into effect from February 1.
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