In January 2018, foreign trade turnover between Russia and the countries of the European Union increased just 1% year-on-year to 20.1 bn euro compared to the same month of 2017.
According to Eurostat, import from EU countries into Russia increased 3.3% to 6.2 bn euro. Export from Russia to the European Union was stable at 13.9 bn euro.
Among the major importers from the EU, Russia slid one point down to the fifth position after the USA, China, Switzerland and Turkey. The latter rated the fifth after Russia last year.
Among the largest exporters to the EU countries, Russia remains the third after China and the USA.