YEREVAN, January 31. / ARKA /. Armenia's foreign trade in 2013 saw a 5.6 % rise from the previous year amounting to $5.956.8 billion, according to the numbers, released today by the National Statistical Service.
Exports surged by 7.2 percent to $1.480 billion, while imports grew by 5.1 percent to $4.476.8 billion. The resulting trade deficit totaled $2.996.8 billion. According to the data, the trade deficit in FOB prices totaled $2.307.4 2 billion
Exports of mineral products rose by 1.2 percent to $407.8 million, export of finished food products soared by 21.5 percent to $309.6 million, that of non-precious metals and relating products slashed by 9.7 percent to $308.8 million, export of precious and semiprecious stones, precious metals and relating products grew by 8.7 percent to $188 million.
Import of mineral products upped 4.6 percent to $957.9 million, that of machinery and equipment dropped by 3.1 percent to $583.4 million, that of finished food upped by 11.4 percent to $396.3 million, import of chemical products grew by 10.3 percent to $358.9 million.
Import of land, air and water vehicles saw a 1.1 percent rise to $355 million, that of non-precious metals and relating products fell by 4 percent to $296.8 million, import of precious and semiprecious stones, precious metals and related products upped by almost 65 percent to $295.4 million. ($ 1 - 409.04 drams). -0-