Estonia is continuing to supply Moscow with machinery and transport equipment, data has shown
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Exports from Estonia to Russia are growing despite Western sanctions, authorities in the Baltic state have acknowledged.
In March, exports to Russia increased from €57 million ($61 million) to €74 million ($79 million) on an annual basis, Yane Leppmets, an analyst at the country’s Statistics Department, told Estonian state broadcasting portal ERR on Wednesday.
“44% of exports are machinery and transport equipment: these are printing machines and centrifuges,” she specified.
Leppmets attributed the growth to surging inflation, explaining that the volume of goods remained approximately the same but prices have risen.
Estonia, which is a member of NATO, has been among the most vocal critics of Russia and has been pushing Brussels for more stringent sanctions on Moscow. The country’s foreign ministry has urged local businessmen to abandon trade with the sanctioned country.