Crisis in Crimea: 31% of crude oil and natural gas are imported from Russia
The EU foreign ministers decided to impose sanctions over Russia after the questionable Crimea referendum. In a next step, economic action could follow.
As regards the key trading partners of Germany Russia ranked eleventh in 2013. The value of the goods traded amounted to 76.5 billion euros. Germany exported goods to the value of 36.1 billion euros to Russia. The main export goods were machinery (23%) and motor vehicles, trailers and semi-trailers (21%).
Imports from the Russian Federation amounted to 40.4 billion euros. Crude oil and natural gas accounted for 72% of the imports. Thus roughly 31% of the total German crude oil and natural gas imports came from Russia.