The fall of the ruble against foreign currencies, which occurred in late 2014, had its greatest impact on the import to Russia of foreign cars by physical persons, told reporters on Wednesday the Deputy head of the Kaliningrad regional customs Julia Bashkatova.
The exchange rate of the ruble against the bi-currency basket has experienced the strongest Drop fifteen December 2014 since the default of 1998. In the end, increased prices for raw materials, Price of items and services, as well as the rate of inflation.
"the correction of the exchange rate is very much affected by the number of cars imported by individuals. At the moment have been imported 745 cars for 10 months, last year during the same period there was 4, 5 thousand cars. For Residents import of foreign cars has become quite problematic, " said Bashkatova.
for other groups of industrial objects of the Kaliningrad customs has not specified a significant reduction of imports. With respect to the importation into Russia on the Kaliningrad direction of food items, according to custom, the reduction has less to do with the change of the exchange rate, but with the introduction of Contracting measures in Accordance with the decree of the President of the Russian Federation in the last month of summer 2014.
"The import of food items and agricultural raw materials decreased by 33%. In dollar terms, with 2 billion USD for 10 months last year to 1, 4 billion for the same period this year, " added Bashkatova.
Relations between Russia and the West deteriorated in connection with the situation in Ukraine. At the end of July 2014, the EU and the US said the penalties against entire sectors of the Russian economy. In response Russia in the last month of the summer of 2014 limited the Import of food items from countries that have imposed against her punishment. At the end of June 2015, the authorities decided to extend the ban until August 5, 2016, and August 6, 2015 entered into force the decree of the President of the Russian Federation on disposal of prohibited import items during the food embargo.