Halle (dpa/sa) - Saxony-Anhalt has exported and imported significantly more goods since the beginning of the year than in 2021. The main trading partner in foreign business is Poland, as the State Statistical Office announced on Wednesday. According to preliminary results, goods worth 18 billion euros were delivered abroad from Saxony-Anhalt from January to September. That was almost a third (29 percent) more than in the same period last year. At the same time, goods worth 18.5 billion euros were imported into the state, 37 percent more than in 2021 (January to September).
Compared to 2021, 4 percent less crude oil and natural gas reached Saxony-Anhalt from January to September this year. Based on the value of these energy sources and raw materials, this was an increase of 42 percent. For comparison: From January to September 2021, the value of goods imported from crude oil and natural gas was 1.78 billion euros.
According to the information, goods, including pharmaceutical products, worth 189 million euros have been going from Saxony-Anhalt to Russia since the beginning of 2022. That was a fifth (19 percent) less than in the period from January to September 2021.