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Azerbaijan increases tobacco export by 2.18 times

Business Materials 21 May 2011 14:29

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 21 / Trend A.Akhundov /

Azerbaijan exported tobacco and tobacco products worth $3.646 million in January-April, or 2.18 times more compared to the same period of 2010. The figure amounted to 0.05 percent of total exports, the State Customs Committee said on Saturday.

Azerbaijan mainly exported (85.39 percent in the first four months) crude oil. The country exported crude oil worth $6.835 billion in January-April, or 28.77 percent more compared to the same period of 2010.

During the report period, the country exported oil to the amount of $458.129 million (increased by 9.28 percent). The figure amounted to 5.72 percent of total exports.

The country exported chemicals worth $23.825 million (increased by 34.88 percent; 0.3 percent of total exports), cotton purified from the seeds - worth $3.77 million (68.83 percent and 0.05 percent), ferrous metals and wares - worth $58.076 million (60.2 percent and 0,73 percent, respectively), aluminum and wares - worth $1.615 million (27.59 percent and 0.02 percent, respectively), fruits and vegetables - worth $26.395 million (46.88 percent and 0.33 percent, respectively) alcoholic and soft drinks - worth $3.747 million (decreased by 29.44 percent and 0.05 percent of share capital), and vegetable oils and animal fats - worth $74.763 million (increased by 13.83 percent; 0.93 percent of total export).

Azerbaijan's export operations amounted to $8.004 billion, or 30.59 percent more compared to the same period of 2010. Imports amounted to $2.717 billion, or 54.12 percent more compared to the same period of 2010.

The total volume of the country's trade made $10.721 billion, or 35.84 percent more compared to the same period of 2010.

Black ink in the foreign trade operations hit $5.287 billion.

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