German exports to Russia nosedive – data
Germany reduced exports to Russia in December by 16.7% to €900 million ($988 million) compared to the previous month, according to the country’s Federal Statistical Office (Destatis).
Data showed on Thursday that the volume of German exports to Russia was nearly 60% lower than in December 2021.
Imports from Russia remained virtually unchanged compared to November, amounting to €1.6 billion ($1.7 billion).
Back in 2021, Russia accounted for 2.3% of total German foreign trade and was among the country’s 15 most important trading partners.
Overall, in 2022, the supply of German products to Russia dropped by 43.7% to €14.9 billion (around $16.3 billion), while German imports of Russian goods increased by 6.5% to €35.3 billion (almost $39 billion).
According to the report, Germany’s overall exports to countries outside the EU were down 9.1% in December compared to the previous month, at €56.5 billion ($62 billion).
The US remained the largest market for German-made goods among non-EU countries. In December, German exports to the US stood at €12.3 billion ($13.5 billion).
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