YEREVAN, September 30. / ARKA /. Armenia's foreign trade in 2013 January-August saw a 2.8 percent rise as opposed to the first eighth months of 2012 amounting to more than $3.656.4 billion, the National Statistical Service’s figures released today, say.
Exports were said to have increased by 8.9 percent to $952.2 million, while imports increased by 0.8 percent to $2.704.2 billion. The resulting trade deficit was $1.752 billion. The negative trade balance in FOB prices was said to be $1.335.6 billion.
According to statistics, the export of mining products grew by 4.5 percent to $276.8 million, the export of non-precious metals declined by 3.3 percent to $213 million, the export of finished foods jumped by 23 percent to $181.3 million, that of precious and semi-precious stones and precious metals saw an almost 6 percent rise to $120.3 million.
Also the import of mining products fell by 2.5 percent to $554.4 million, import of machinery and equipment dropped by 8.1 percent to about $330.6 million, the import of land, air and water vehicles declined by 4 percent to $229.9 million, the import of chemical products rose by almost 9 percent to $228.5 million and that of finished foods went up by 7.8 percent to $232.8 million. ($ 1 - 405.29 drams). -0-