Azerbaijan's foreign trade surplus reaches $5.2 billion
Azerbaijan, Baku, 17 May / Trend A.Akhundov /
In January-April 2013, the volume of foreign trade operations increased by 8.39 per cent compared with the same period last year, according to a statistical report of the State Customs Committee of Azerbaijan published on its website on Friday. Among Azerbaijan's foreign trade partners during this period were 132 countries from around the world.
According to the report, the total volume of trade turnover of the country amounted to $11.57 billion. Foreign trade operations formed a surplus to the sum of $5.27 billion.
According to the report, some 3834 individuals and legal persons including 2624 legal entities and 1210 individuals were involved in the country's foreign economic activity during this period.
In January-April, export operations were carried out worth $8.42 billion, or 0.17 per cent more compared to the same period in 2012.
The share of the public sector in exports totalled $7.96 billion (94.55 per cent), private - $421.13 million (five per cent) and the share of physical entities - $31.96 million (0.38 per cent).
In January-April, imports amounted to $3.15 billion, which is 8.49 per cent less than the same period in 2012.
The share of the public sector in import operations amounted to $898.97 million (28.53 per cent), private sector - $2.08 billion (66 per cent) and physical entities - $169.8 million (5.4 per cent).
In January-April, Azerbaijan exported 1216 goods and imported 4854 goods.