As per Federal Custom Service of Russia figures, in the first half of 2018, Russia imported 28.9 million pair of leather footwear, an increase of 20.9 per cent compared to the same period of 2017. Imports in value terms increased 24.2 per cent to $778.7 million. June, leather footwear import stood at 4.6 million pairs, 91.7 per cent growth compared to May. For six month in 2018, Russia’s apparel import touched $3.2 billion over 11.8 per cent compared to the first half of 2017).
From January to June, 2018 cotton fabric import volume has decreased 5.8 per cent to 116 million sq. mt. while its import value has grown 13.7 per cent to $78.6 million. Russia’s cotton fabric export amounted to more than 42 million sq. mt. and increased by 1.4 per cent compared to the first half of 2017. Export revenues have increased 3.8 per cent and reached $24.3 million.