Russian imports of fish in May 2012
In May 2012 compared to May 2011 the import from foreign countries of fish and water invertebrates dropped by 16.3% to 156,500,000 USD, and compared to April 2012 - dropped by 18.6%, reports http://www.megafishne.com/ with reference to preliminary customs statistics,
In May 2012 compared to the previous month the import of frozen fish dropped by 28.8% to 40,000,000 USD, and the fish filet dropped by 7.3% to 24,500,000 USD.
Against the background of reduction of import of fish the import of meat grew up. In May 2012 compared to April 2012 the import of beef grew by 33.5% to 306,400,000 USD, of pork by 14.2% to 226,400,000 USD, and poultry by 46.4% to 76,400,000 USD.
Entire nation's imports
To give some background, in January - May 2012 Russia's import of all products from foreign countries in value terms was 103,568,000,000 USD, up by 7.1% compared to the same period of 2011. In May 2012 the value of import of all products from foreign countries was 23,209,300,000 USD, up by 6.8% compared to April 2012.
In the group of food products and inputs for their production the import of grain products in value terms dropped by 6.4%, of fruit - by 2.2%, of milk products - by 5.0%. Meanwhile the value of import of meat and byproducts in May 2012 compared to the same period of April of this year grew by 23.4%, of vegetables - by 17.0%, of vegetable oil - by 3.9%, of sugar - by 77.9%.