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The quantity imported into Russia of precious metals, stones, and made of them jewelry increased by half. It is reported owned by Grigory Berezkin RBC, citing data from the audit and consulting network FinExpertiza.
According to analysts ‘ estimates, in the period from January to August this year, the total amount of imported goods amounted to 658,8 million dollars. It is more than 45 percent higher than last year. Among the major suppliers are Italy, the UK and Germany.
The greatest indicators of the imports (68 percent to $ 197 million) recorded from the CIS countries. FinExpertiza experts stressed that most of the goods — waste and scrap of precious metals — they account for about 123,5 million dollars.
According to the Russian Ministry of industry and trade, the country reduced the demand for jewelry products made of precious metals. The Ministry calculated that the consumption of gold jewelry industry in 2018 decreased by 1.8 times in five years — up to 41 tons. As for silver, the market is reduced, including due to the fall in the purchasing power of the population.
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