YEREVAN, January 8. / ARKA /. Armenia's foreign trade in January-November 2013 increased by 5.2 percent year-on-year to more than $5.342.7 billion, the National Statistical Service said.
According to official data, exports in the first 11 months amounted to $1.348.8 billion, an increase of 8.4% from the year before, while imports saw a 4.2 percent surge to $3.993.9 billion. The resulting trade deficit totaled $2.645.1 billion. According to the official numbers, the trade deficit in FOB prices was $2.030 billion.
Export of mineral products grew by 3.1 percent to $375.6 million, export of non-precious metals and products surged by 8.1 percent to $283.4 million, export of finished foods soared by almost 23 percent to $277.3 million, that of precious and semiprecious stones, precious metals and products increased by 9.7 percent to $175.3 million.
Also, the import of mineral products grew by 3 percent to $840.1 million, import of machinery and equipment fell by 5.7 percent to $499.2 million, import of finished foods rose by 10.7 percent to $348.8 million, import of chemical and related products jumped by 11 percent to $325.7 million.
Import of land, air and water vehicles fell by 1.8 percent to $321.1 million, that of precious and semiprecious stones, precious metals and relating products jumped by 67 percent to $273 million, and import of non-precious metals and products rose by 3.4 percent to $271.5 million. ($ 1 - 405.64 drams). -0-