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Russia increased its exports of medicines in the first half of 2018 by 11 percent to 19 million units, write “Izvestia”, citing data of the Federal customs service (FCS).
In monetary terms, supplies rose slightly less — eight percent, to 20.3 billion rubles. Leaders among the buyers of Russian drugs were the countries of the former Soviet Union: Ukraine, Kazakhstan and Belarus.
Kiev has purchased products by 3.6 billion rubles, Astana — 3.1 billion, Minsk — 2.7 billion.
In the statistics of the FCS includes not only the finished drug and substance, but also of blood donors, veterinary products and sanitary kits.
According to respondents edition experts, the Russian medicines are in demand abroad due to the ratio of price and quality, including due to the weakening of the ruble.
In mid-August, the Ukrainian authorities have banned the import and sale in the country more than 40 medicines produced in Russia.
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