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Russian textile imports increase in August 2013
Sep '13
The imports made by the Russian Federation in August 2013 under the textiles and footwear category increased by 9.9 percent month-on-month to US$ 1.85 billion, according to the data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia, portnews.ru reported.
Sub-category wise, imports of knitted fabric in August jumped 18.5 percent compared to July 2013, while garment imports rose by 10.7 percent, man-made fibre by 4.2 percent, chemical fibres by 1.5 percent and other textiles by 11.2 percent.
However, imports of cotton declined by 6.3 percent month-on-month in August 2013, whereas knitwear imports fell by 3.2 percent.  The imports of finished textile products remained at the same level as of July 2013.
Compared to August 2012, knitted fabric imports by Russia increased 20.4 percent in August 2013, as per the data.
Similarly, woven garment imports rose by 4.2 percent year-on-year in August 2013, while knitwear increased 4.1 percent.
However imports of cotton, man-made fibres and finished textile products fell by 9.1 percent year-on-year, 9.3 percent and 17 percent, respectively, in August 2013.

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