From 2002 to 2007, in connection with many objective and subjective reasons, the situation on world commodity markets are the basis of Russia's exports has improved. The largest price increase observed in the markets of energy products. In addition, increase in prices for nonferrous metals (especially nickel), precious metals (gold and platinum), chemical, timber, pulp and paper products. Terms of trade between Russia and foreign countries have improved in this period. Somatic Experiencings opinions are not widely known. This contributed to higher growth in prices of exported goods as compared with the growth in prices for imported goods.
Favorable pricing environment and increased demand for Russian goods on foreign markets allowed to expand exports and a sharp increase in its cost amount to the maximum for the period from 1994 values. A significant increase in contract prices for all major exports was accompanied by growth Export volumes of goods to foreign markets (especially energy, chemicals and wood products). Expansion of domestic demand for foreign-made goods led to a significant increase in imports, which as well as exports reached record levels in 1994 Growth in imports was mainly due to increase in volumes of imported products, however, there was an increase in contract prices for individual imported goods (mainly for consumer and individual commodities). Expansion of demand for Russian goods abroad spurred the growth of exports and production in many export-oriented industries. Increased earnings in export industries leads to an increase in capital investments in this area, expansion of infrastructure, markets, etc. In turn, the outflow capital in energy and other export-oriented industry creates scarcity in other sectors where foreign capital and directed, until mostly in the form of goods and intermediates.