According to the preliminary data of the customs statistics, in the first quarter of 2018 the goods import from the foreign countries has increased by 20,7% in comparison with the same period of last year.
- import of machine-building production has grown by 19,4%
- import of food products and raw materials for their production – by 9,5%
- import of chemical production – by 2,8%
- import of textile products and footwear - was reduced by 9,8%
Imports of machinery products increased the procurement of ships and floating means by 10 times, aircraft – by 1.8 times, means of ground transport – by 33.8 %, mechanical equipment – by 13.9 %, tools and devices optical – by 8.2%, electrical equipment – by 1.8 %. At the same time, importation of railway locomotives decreased by 4.2 percent.
In the group of food products and raw materials for their production imports of vegetables is increased by 38.9 %, meat and byproducts - by 18.1 %, fruit – by 16 %, dairy products – by 12.1 %.
Imports of chemical products increased due to growth in procurement of polymers and rubber by 5.7 %, cosmetic products – by 4.6 %, soap and synthetic detergents – by 4.4 %, pharmaceutical products – by 4.2 %.
Among textile products and footwear, purchase of shoes is decreased by 25.4 %, textile and clothing - by 11 %, knitwear – by 4.7 %.