By The Learning Network, NYTimes
EnergiesNet.com 12 02 2022
Many countries vowed to sever economic ties with Russia after it invaded Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022. They implemented economic sanctions with the goal of imposing severe consequences on Russia for its actions and thwarting Russian abilities to continue the aggression. But as one of the world’s most important producers of oil, gas and raw materials, Russia has longstanding and lucrative trade partnerships which has made severing all ties difficult.
This graph, which was previously published in The New York Times, shows Russian trade value — exports plus imports, for countries for which sufficient data was available. Two variables related to average monthly trade value are: the amount of trade by country since the Feb. 24, 2022 invasion of Ukraine as represented by the width of the arrows and the percentage change in trade since the invasion as compared to the data for 2017 – 2021.
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nytimes.com 12 01 2022