Swiss customs spokesperson Donatella Del Vecchiu said that Bern exported approximately $2.5 billion worth of chemicals and drugs to the Russian Federation in 2022, exporting approximately 50% more drugs than the previous year. It has been reported DEA News.
The publication states that, according to previous data from Swiss customs, exports in this category amounted to approximately $ 1.63 billion from Switzerland to the Russian Federation in 2021. Thus, annual growth was around 50 percent.
According to customs data, in 2022, Switzerland’s total imports of goods from the Russian Federation decreased by 47.5% in monetary terms compared to 2021, while Switzerland’s goods exports to the Russian Federation decreased by only 5.9%.
According to Del Vecchiu, the decline was in the mechanical engineering and electronics, food, beverage and tobacco products, chemicals and pharmaceuticals sectors.
It was previously known that Germany was. reduced The volume of exports to Russia nearly doubled last year, up 45% year-on-year. The figure was at 14.6 billion euros, the lowest level since 2003.