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Azerbaijan Completes 2013 with Foreign Trade Surplus Worth $13.3 Billion

The Azerbaijani State Customs Committee announced an increase in the volume of foreign trade operations by 3.35 percent in 2013 compared to the same period of 2012.

Azerbaijan's foreign trade partners for this period reached 149 countries.

The total trade turnover of Azerbaijan was estimated at $34.68 billion, according to the report.

Black ink exceeding $13.27 billion was formed in foreign trade operations.

About 7,005 legal and physical entities were involved in foreign economic activities during this period, 3,873 being legal entities and 3,132 physical entities, according to the report.

Export operations reached $23.98 billion during this period, which is 0.28 percent more than the same period of 2012.

The public sector share in export operations was estimated at $22.37 billion (93.59 percent), the private sector share - $1.38 billion (5.75 percent) and physical entities' share- $228.76 million (0.95 percent).

Imports were estimated at $10.71 billion as of 2013 which is 10.95 percent more compared to the same period of 2012.

The public sector share in import operations was estimated at $3.28 billion (30.63 percent), private sector share- $6.96 billion (64.98 percent) and physical entities share - $467.14 million (4.36 percent).

About 2,111 kinds of goods were exported and 6,159 imported to Azerbaijan in 2013.

Source: Trend

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