Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept.21 / Trend, A. Akhundov /
In January-August, Azerbaijan imported flour worth $55.488 million, which constitutes 0.95 percent of total imports and exceeds the figure from the same period in 2010 by 56.43 times, the
State Customs Committee's report published on its official website on Wednesday.
Grain imports increased by 19.84 percent in eight months to $168.54 million, constituting 2.87 percent of the country's total imports.
In general, during the reporting period, $688.46 million of food products were imported (increasing by 19.95 percent year on year), constituting 11.74 percent of the country's total imports.
The import of foods in the first eight months included sugar, in the amount of $103.57 million (8.59 percent down; 1.77 percent of total import), butter in the amount of $79.3 million (1.87 percent down; 1.35 percent), meat in the amount of $13.24 million (12.21 percent up; 0.23 percent), and milk in the amount of $5.94 million (4.53 percent down; 0.1 percent).
The import of machinery, mechanisms, equipment, electrical devices and their spare parts in the reporting period covered 32.34 percent of Azerbaijan's import. In January-August, the country imported machinery and equipment in the amount of $1.66 billion, which is 83.9 percent more than during the same period last year.
The country also imported transport vehicles and spare parts in the amount of $839.72 million (58.63 percent up; 14.32 percent of total import); ferrous metals and items in the amount of $748.55 million (44.33 percent up, 12.77 percent); timber and its items in the amount of $147.6 million (49.55 percent up; 2.52 percent); goods of everyday use in the amount of $31.99 million (7.03 percent up; 0.54 percent); furniture in the amount of $33.72 million (21.94 percent up; 0.55 percent), and pharmaceuticals in the amount of $122.85 million (up 32.7 percent; 2.1 percent).
The value of Azerbaijan's import was $5.863 billion in January-August, which is 45.76 percent more than the same period of 2010.
The value of exports was $17.798 billion, up 27.59 percent from the same period in 2010.
Black ink in the foreign trade turnover was equivalent to $11.935 billion.
Total foreign trade turnover reached to $23.661 billion, up 31.66 percent from the respective period last year.