Publication: Monitor Volume: 1 Issue: 114

Data just made available by Russia’s State Committee for Statistics (Goskomstat) show that CIS countries received from Russia 20 percent less oil and 12 percent less gas in the first three quarters of 1995 than in the same period last year. In contrast, Russia delivered to countries outside the CIS 1.5 percent more oil and 11 percent more gas in January-September 1995 than in the same period last year. (24)

The figures confirm a known trend, which is attributable primarily to the more attractive returns obtained by Russian fuel exports on non-CIS markets, the recession in most CIS countries, and the near-insolvency of most of them, resulting in the accumulation of arrears to Russia.

1. Russian agencies, October 16

2. Reuter, ITAR-TASS, October 13

3. Trud, Izvestiya, October 14

4. Interfax, October 14

5. ITAR-TASS, Interfax, October 12

6. ITAR-TASS, October 15

7. ITAR-TASS, October 14

8. Interfax, October 15

9. Interfax, October 15

10. New York Times, October 13

11. Interfax, October 15

12. Interfax, October 15

13. Interfax, October 14

14. Interfax, October 14

15. Interfax, October 15

16. Interfax, October 15

17. BNS, October 16

18. BNS, October 16

19. BNS, October 16

20. Basapress, October 14

21. Interfax, October 16

22. Interfax, October 14 and 16

23. Interfax, October 16 and 13

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