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The exports of goods from the occupied Crimea for January-September of 2017 decreased by 44% and amounted to 55.7% of the level of 2016, according to the information on the website of Russian Territorial body of Federal Statistics service in Crimea Krymstat.

Over three quarters of 2017, goods worth 22.5 million US dollars were exported from the occupied peninsula, which is 44.3% less than in 9 months of 2016. 48% of all exports account for CIS countries.

Exports of machinery, equipment and vehicles amounted to 39.1%, chemical products - 32.4%, food products and agricultural raw materials - 17.8%.

At the same time, imports of goods amounted to 45.7 million US dollars - 93.5% of the level of 2016.

In the product structure of imports, a large proportion accounted for food products and agricultural raw materials - 40.1%.

Reportedly the occupiers did not allow more than 250 kg of Ukrainian products to be transferred to the temporarily occupied peninsula and returned goods to the territory of the mainland Ukraine. The Federal Service for Veterinary and Phytosanitary Supervision Rosselkhoznadzor stated that in 2017 the specialists of the department had identified and returned to the territory of the mainland Ukraine 3,878 parties of "goods banned to import."

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