The agency analyzed the data of the national statistical offices of the EU countries.

Thus, the growth occurred for the first time since February 2022, when the figure was € 1.8 billion. Later, France reduced spending on products from Russia for five months.

It is noted that Portugal increased imports of goods from Russia the most in August in monthly terms - up to € 79 billion. In addition, purchases of goods from Russia increased in monthly terms from Latvia, Austria, Spain, Greece and Slovakia.

Slovenia and Ireland became the leaders in reducing the import of Russian products among European countries.

It is specified that Germany in August regained the title of "the main buyer of Russian goods" after Italy bypassed it on this indicator in July - imports from Russia reached €2.7 billion against Italian €2 billion. 

On November 11, the German Federal Statistical Office reported that exports of goods from Germany to Russia decreased by 53% in September in annual terms due to the EU anti-Russian sanctions imposed.