This EU country is importing from Russia to a great power. A jump of up to 270 percent.

Sanctions imposed on Moscow in connection with the aggression against Ukraine have not stopped Portugal from increasing imports of products from Russia. They increased most in the case of cereals – by more than 276%, according to data from the National Institute of Statistics (INE) in Lisbon.

The statistics quoted on Monday by the Portuguese media show that in the first half of 2022, goods with a value of EUR 523.7 million, or 16.2 percent. more than in the same period in 2021

Apart from cereals, the largest increase in imports of Russian products was recorded in the case of fish and seafood, as well as fertilizers – by 75.2 per cent, respectively. and 52.6 percent

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The main category of goods imported to Portugal from Russia in the first half of 2022 were fossil fuels and bituminous materials. Portuguese buyers paid a total of EUR 361.8 million, or 34 percent. more than in the same period of 2021

The INE data shows that in the first half of 2022 there was a significant decline in the exports of Portuguese goods to Russia. It amounted to less than EUR 47.5 million, i.e. almost 43 percent. less compared to the first half of last year

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