MOSCOW, April 10 (RIA Novosti) - Russia's foreign trade surplus reached $11.99 billion in February, a 54.9% year-on-year increase, the Central Bank said Monday.
Foreign trade turnover totaled $32.3 bln, an increase of 30.8% on the previous year. Exports grew 36.6% to $22.14 bln, and imports increased by 19.8% to $10.15 bln.
The share of non-CIS countries in Russia's exports grew 35.3% year on year to $18.97 bln, and the share of CIS countries grew 44.9% to $3.17 bln. The share of non-CIS countries in Russia's imports grew 22% year on year to $8.5 billion, while the share of CIS countries rose 9.8% to $1.65 bln.
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