AQMESCIT/ SIMFEROPIL, 23.04.11 (QHA) – In January-February, export of Crimean goods amounted to USD 82 million, import – USD 162 million. In comparison with January-February 2010, exports decreased by 2%, whereas imports increased by 5 times. The negative balance of foreign trade made USD 80 million, a positive balance was USD 54 million, the press service of the Main Department of Statistics in Crimea has reported. Crimea maintained trade relations with partners from 85 countries, exporting 45% of all goods to the CIS countries and 24% to EU countries. The relevant figure was 27% and 24% respectively in January-February 2010. The Russian Federation remains Crimea’s major trading partner. In particular, the share of exports to Russia amounted to 29% or USD 24 million, imports - 4% or USD 6 million. Export of goods to Hungary increased 20 times (by USD 5 million), Serbia - 13 times (by USD 2 million), Kazakhstan - 3 times (by USD 3 million), Belarus - 2 times (by USD 2 million), USA - 2 times (by USD 1 million). 6% of all goods was imported from the CIS countries, 78% - from EU countries against 20% and 35% in January-February 2010. As compared to January-February last year, volumes of imports from Germany grew by 86 times or USD 114 million), from Switzerland – by 9 times or USD 3 million, Syrian Arab Republic – by 7 times or USD 3 million, Turkey – by 4 times or USD 8 million, Italy – by 2 times or USD 1 million.