YEREVAN, October 31. / ARKA /. Armenia's foreign trade in January -September 2013 increased by 4.5 % year-on-year to more than $4.169.6 billion, the National Statistical Service (NSS) said today.
The exports in the first 9 months were said to have amounted to $952.2 million and imports to $3.081 billion . As a result, the trade deficit was $1. 992.4 billion.
According to preliminary data, the negative trade balance in FOB prices amounted to $1.517.9 billion.
According to the NSS , export of mining –related products grew by 6 percent to $310.4 million, export of base metals and related products declined by 6.4 percent to $237.6 million, export of finished foods jumped by 27 percent to $212.3 million, that of precious and semi-precious stones, precious metals and related products upped 9.3 percent to approximately $136.8 million.
The import of mining-related products declined by 0.5 percent to $638.2 million, that of machinery and equipment fell by 6.6 percent to about $376.8 million, import of finished foods rose by 9 percent to $262.5 million, that of chemical products grew by 9.2 percent to $257.3 million and the import of land, air and water vehicles dropped by 3.1 percent to $256.3 million. .-0-