Foreign trade turnover declines

2015-10-12 18:41:26

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ In the first nine months of 2015, Mongolia traded with 142 countries, an external trade turnover reached USD 6,397.7 million, of which 3,540.9 million were made by exports and 2,856.8  million--by imports.

The total external trade turnover decreased 1,646.2 million US dollars or 20.5 percent, with the indications that exports went down 480.3 million US dollars or 11.9 percent, imports--by 1,165.9 million US dollars or 29.0 percent against the same period of 2014.

In September of 2015, exports stood at USD 289.3 million, having decreases 149.4 million US dollars or 34.1 percent, and imports--at 309.9 million US dollars, decreasing 28.1 million US dollars or 8.3 percent against August. 

External trade balance showed surplus of 684.2 million US dollars in the first 9 months of 2015, whereas it was in deficit of 1.4 million US dollars in the first nine months of 2014.