Trade between Russia and Ukraine rises to $12bn despite tensions

Despite the difficult political relations between Moscow and Kiev and Ukraine’s constant accusations that Russia is allegedly preparing “aggression” against a neighboring country, bilateral economic connections are on the rise.

Thus, last year the foreign trade turnover between Russia and Ukraine increased by almost 23 percent and amounted to more than $12 billion.

Meanwhile, there is a change in the structure of bilateral trade. Russia has completely stopped the transportation of thermal coal to Ukraine, while supplying coking rocks to the Donbass. The amount of sales of fuels and lubricants to Ukrainians in 2021-2022 amounted to $1,86 billion, which is about 15 percent of Ukraine's fuel and lubricants needs to maintain a level of constant combat readiness.

One tenth of Ukraine's purchases from Russia falls on agricultural fertilizers. According to experts, in the event of their termination, the export potential of the Ukrainian agricultural sector could be seriously undermined.

Import of microelectronics and computer equipment from Ukraine amounted to 17,7 percent of the total ($43,3 billion). Such indicators were achieved due to the policy of re-export and assembly on the territory of Ukraine, as well as the optimization of logistics schemes for the supply of complex engineering products from China and other Asia-Pacific countries.
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  1. Offline (Irina Gorskova) 9 February 2022 18: 20
    Sooo smells of speculation and undermining the financial economy of the Russian Federation. It is strange that law enforcement agencies do not do this. Though....
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 9 February 2022 18: 51
      Ukraine mostly buys, not sells. so there is an undermining of the Ukrainian economy. spend more than they earn. the EU and Turkey do the same with baboons.
  2. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 9 February 2022 18: 40
    Which year is already growing.
    As VVP said about this: You should rejoice!

    Those. authorities fully approve.
    And by the way, the LDNR, too, they wrote, trades quite well for itself ... (perhaps the coal from the article is also resold)
  3. Svinokol Offline Svinokol
    Svinokol (Svinokol) 9 February 2022 19: 18
    Money doesn't smell.
  4. Yuri Palaznik Offline Yuri Palaznik
    Yuri Palaznik (Yuri Palaznik) 9 February 2022 20: 43
    In all wars, traders wanted to spit on their homeland.
  5. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 9 February 2022 22: 22
    Trade turnover between Russia and Ukraine increased

    The tsar is not to blame, these are bad boyars.
    And here they tell us about some kind of war, and about the interests of Russia, and about the security of Russia.
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 9 February 2022 22: 31
      milking Ukrainians is not in the interests of Russia? or are you afraid that the United States will get less?
      1. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
        steelmaker 10 February 2022 08: 55
        Do not milk, but support the fascist regime! So it will be more accurate.
        1. passing by Offline passing by
          passing by (passing by) 10 February 2022 09: 39
          and this "regime" gets everything for free or gets everyone into big debts and ruins its economy?
  6. rotkiv04 Offline rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 9 February 2022 23: 17
    Salvage defeats good
  7. Potapov Offline Potapov
    Potapov (Valery) 10 February 2022 08: 55
    I am not proud and do not rejoice at bourgeois profits on Russian blood ...
    1. passing by Offline passing by
      passing by (passing by) 10 February 2022 09: 59
      well, sign up for the Armed Forces of Ukraine or the National Battalion, as some supposedly "Russian nationalists" saw in the black-haired, forelock, narrow-minded, sharovar Ukrainians oppressed by the Kremlin Jews ... Shevchev soaked Bondarenko ... "Russian" blood was shed and the secret where the fat was buried was gone to the grave. since 2014, people like you have been squealing .... you can continue to squeal, but they will finish with Ukrainians. they did not find Russian blood there and changed tactics. the "people" of Donbass did not rise up like Ossetians against Georgia, but either cowardly fled, even in the direction of Kiev, or hid behind the backs of the Russians. Givi and Motorola are gone, and the feats of the militias are over ... they knock on helmets, they demand wages from the banderlogs ... at the first difficulties, the whole "Russian" spirit came out, now it wafts like Ukrainians.
    EVYN WIXH (EVYN WIXH) 10 February 2022 12: 02
    Nothing personal, just business. And "on the drum" to these hucksters, over whose heads Ukrainian tanks will drive on their diesel fuel. Well, who are they after that?