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Companies from Moscow exported 25.6% more children’s toys in the first quarter of 2021 compared to the same period last year. This was reported on Tuesday by the press service of the Moscow Department of Investment and Industrial Policy.

“In the first quarter of 2021, Moscow companies exported $ 13 million worth of children’s toys. This is 25.6% more than in the same period last year. In the first quarter of this year, the largest growth – 3.5 times – was shown by the export of stuffed toy animals , the amount of supplies amounted to $ 1.53 million. The leaders in terms of export volume in monetary terms were the commodity groups “Sets of toys” – the amount of exports amounted to $ 2.99 million, an increase over the same period last year – 31.9%, as well as “Plastic toys and kits for construction “- $ 2.70 million, an increase of 20.8%”, – quotes the words of the Deputy Mayor of the capital for economic policy and property and land relations Vladimir Efimov.

It is specified that children’s toys from Moscow are exported to 46 countries of the world, including the USA, Great Britain, Armenia, Italy and Lithuania. This year, the main importing countries were: Kazakhstan, which purchased products for $ 6.73 million, Belarus – $ 3.79 million and Belgium – $ 1.07 million, while in the first quarter of 2020 the country practically did not purchase Moscow toys.

“Kazakhstan and Belarus are already” familiar “markets for Moscow exporters – capital companies have been exporting their products to these countries for many years. Belgium has become a new destination in the list of top countries – this is due to the rapid growth of Moscow exports of stuffed toys. Such toys are the first time, now this category of goods accounts for about 99% of the total volume of Moscow toys exports to this country, “added Alexander Prokhorov, head of the Moscow Investment and Industrial Policy Department.

According to the Mosprom Center, in 2020 Moscow became the leader in terms of exports of plastic toys and children’s construction kits, accounting for 71.5% of all-Russian exports. The center’s experts also identified the categories in which Moscow carried out more than half of all-Russian exports: “toys on wheels”, including tricycles, scooters, pedal cars (share – 62.7%), “non-plastic toys with an integrated engine” (share – 61 , 6%), “non-stuffed toys depicting animals and other creatures” (share – 57.2%) and “toy musical instruments and devices” (53.3%).

A source: TASS

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