St. PETERSBURG, 22 Jun - RIA Novosti/Prime. The level of mutual trade between Russia and Ukraine at the moment in comparison With 2013 year fell 2 times, the prospects of further development of economic ties pair of countries as long as unclear - everything will be depending on the geopolitical component, said in an interview Last news on the sidelines of SPIEF 1st Deputy head of the Ministry of economic development Alexey Likhachev.
"With Ukraine for the last 2 years trading volumes decreased approximately in half, from 52 billion dollars turnover, which we had in 2013, we are in 2015, presumably came to 26 billion. The prospects for our bilateral trade will depend on the situation in Ukraine ", - said the Deputy Minister.
The situation in the Russian trade With the EU on the background of punishment has also deteriorated, admitted 1st Deputy Minister." The European Union remains our key financial partner, although its import to the Russian Federation, of course, declined, but remained at the level of several tens of billion dollars. The EU's share in the trade turnover of Russia has decreased From 49, 5% in January-April of last year to 45, 7% for four months of the current year ", - said Likhachev.
The devaluation of the ruble and geopolitical instability have affected the Price of principal positions of Russian exports in General, although the physical volume of deliveries of subjects of the Russian Federation does not decrease, added the head of the Department.
"last year we, of course, lost a certain amount of our exports in value terms, but in physical - increased by 4, 3%, besides commodity exports remained in practice in the same settings, and the non-physical volumes by 10% increased. Price fluctuations in the 1st quarter of this year also led to a significant drop in the value of exports, but the physical volume of exports continue to grow, " - said Likhachev.
So, for the 1st quarter of Russian exports in physical terms increased by 10, 8%, raw - 6, 4% non - 17, 1%? And the export of products With high degree of processing has increased in value by 6%.
The full text of the interview is available