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Russian clothing and footwear imports increase in the first four months

Russian clothing and footwear imports increase in the first four months
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According to statistics from the General Administration of Customs of the Russian Federation, from January to April 2021, Russia imported 20.8 million pairs of leather shoes, a year-on-year decrease of 5.5%. Its import value was US$500 million, a year-on-year increase of 1%.

During the same period, Russian clothing imports increased by 18% to US$2.3 billion. Imports of cotton fabrics increased by 29.9% in the first four months to 124.8 square meters, and their imports amounted to US$69.3 million, a year-on-year increase of 28.6%.

In the first four months of this year, exports of Russian cotton fabrics fell by 8.9% to 33.4 million square meters. The export value was US$18.5 million, a year-on-year increase of 12.8%.

In addition, the number of leather shoes imported in April was 3.5 million pairs, and the import value was 89.5 million US dollars, an increase of 59.1% and 86.1% year-on-year, respectively, and a decrease of 46.2% and 40.8% from the previous month. Clothing imports increased 2.2 times year-on-year, and fell 9.9% month-on-month to US$614.5 million.

Imports of cotton fabrics in April amounted to 32.5 million square meters, an increase of 85% year-on-year, and the value of imports was US$18.1 million, an increase of 90.5% year-on-year. The volume of imports and the value of imports fell by 15.3% and 18.1% respectively.

Cotton exports were US$5.5 million, an increase of 89.7% year-on-year and a month-on-month decrease of 16.7%.

Source: Online/KSU

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