The head department of statistics generalized results of activity of the enterprises of the Nikolaev area in the sphere of foreign trade by goods for the first half of the year 2009.
According to the Public customs service of Ukraine, for January - June of the current year on a foreign market it is put goods for the sum of 646 mln. dollars of the USA that is 3% less, than in the first half of the year 2008. Import of goods was reduced more significantly (by 34%) and made 305 mln. dollars of the USA.
Export of goods decreased due to reduction of deliveries of products of inorganic chemistry, non-noble metals and products from them, ready foodstuff, import - due to reduction of import of vehicles and the road equipment, mineral and ready foodstuff, and also products of an animal origin.
Among 77 countries to which goods were exported by 168 enterprises of the area, the greatest volumes fell on the Russian Federation (32% of export deliveries), Egypt (9%), Spain (8%), Bangladesh (7%), Norway (6%) and the Syrian Arab Republic (4%).
Goods from 70 countries of the world also by 168 enterprises of area, mainly, from the Russian Federation (31% of regional import), Guinea (13%), Belarus and Gyana (on 7%), China and Brazil (on 5%) were imported.
Despite decrease in volumes of export and import of goods, in area the positive balance of foreign trade of 341 mln. dollars of the USA with prevalence of export of goods over their import to 2,1 times remained.