No panic: imports to Russia fell for the first time in two years

A number of Russian media began to sound the alarm because of a message from the Federal Customs Service (FCS) about the drop in imports to Russia from non-CIS countries. Is there a reason for panic?



If you carefully read the statistics of the FCS, it becomes clear that imports of goods from non-CIS countries for 9 months of 2018 in monetary terms amounted to 156 billion 518,2 million dollars, and compared to the same period last year, grew by 8,1%.

The fall due to sanctions risks applies exclusively to September 2018 compared to September 2017, and it amounted to 1,6%.

According to some experts, it is still too early to talk about persistent trends in import decline, and to see this as a threat or reason for defeatist sentiment is simply stupid.

It is difficult to disagree with this opinion. The overwhelming majority of the country's citizens learned about the decline in imports exclusively from media reports, and not from the shelves of grocery stores and shop-windows of shopping centers, which are bursting with abundance.

And if we recall the many years of talk about the need to reduce the import dependence of Russia and support for domestic producers, then noticing a 1,6% drop in imports over the course of one month and panicking is really ridiculous and stupid.
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  1. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 6 October 2018 06: 44
    +1
    -Yes, now India throws all its "consumer goods" into Russia so much ... that ... - all this "import" from Russia will go off scale as never before ...
    -And by the way ... all this junk will go to pay for the S-400 delivered by Russia ...
    -Any "partnership" with India turns around ... for Russia ... -the granting of solid loans by Russia to India for the acquisition of Russian weapons; the creation of "joint Russian-Hindu ventures" (which Russia needs like ... like a cigarette for a hare); partial (or even complete) provision of the Indians with Russian documentation and technological equipment (so that the Indians could start "similar production of their own"); deliveries of Indian goods to Russia to pay off Indian debt; the provision by Russia of a large batch of spare parts (spare parts). ; deliveries to Russia of consignments of Indian radio electronics, office equipment and Indian-made measuring instruments ... and so on. etc...
    - In this respect, India is always very capricious and very tough in "its requirements and conditions" ... a partner for Russia ...
    -So it is not enough that Russia will "weld" (receive money) for its delivered S-400 ...
    -There is even a direct analogy ...- if there were disagreements in India's acquisition of Russian weapons ...- Russian military aircraft, Russian tanks, Russian air defense missiles and others ... -that all Indian imports to Russia begin to fall ...
    -Well, now Russia won't have any problems with "Indian import" ...