During the first three months of 2019, the trade turnover between Russia and the countries of the European Union increased 1.2% year-on-year up to 31.1 bn euro.
According to Eurostat, import from EU countries into Russia was up 0.5% making 20.6 bn euro. Export from Russia to the European Union increased by 1.5% to 40.5 bn euro.
Among the major importers from the EU, Russia occupies the fourth position after the USA, China and Switzerland.
Among the largest exporters to the EU countries, Russia remains the third after China and the USA.