ArmInfo. Only in case of Armenian export volume increase to the level of 3 bln USD, it is possible to solve social problems of the state and develop military-industrial complex, Ashot Tavadyan, economist, member of the Eurasian expert club stated during the round table "The role of the expert and educational community of Armenia in the development of the Eurasian economic integration". He noted that by 2016 annual export volume was 1.5bln AMD, and in 2016, this indicator reached 1.775 bln AMD. As Tavadyan stressed, key role in export growth plays its structure. The main prospect of the export growth is the final goods which has high percentage of included cost and that is Russia. The volume of supplies to Russia and EU are approximately equal, but Armenia exports to EU mainly raw materials.
The expert also noted that the correlation of the export products to the GDP must reach 30% for the development of Armenia, and now that indicator is only 18%. At that, according to him, the export of final product should be our main goal, otherwise the state will not experience significant development, as for the state with small economy the outer market is pretty limited.
"According to the NSS, the volume of exports for 2016 increased by 20% over the year in comparison with the same period of 2015. In 2016, exports from Armenia to Russia grew by 50% .In fact, all export growth was provided due to the growth of exports to Russia. In 2017, exports grew by 22%, Russia - 31%, and also exports to the EU, but mainly due to a rise in prices for non-ferrous metal, the price for copper for 2016- 2017 increased from $ 4,400 to $ 6,500, for 48% .In Russia, however, exports grew mainly due to the growth of exports of finished products, "- cited the statistics expert, noting that tacos index is encouraging and suggests that businesses of Armenia managed to overcome the uncertainty in understanding the export procedures in the country EAEU that existed in 2015 - the first year of Armenia's membership in the Union. Tavadyan outlined the factors that influenced the growth of exports from Armenia to the EAEU. This is the signing of an agreement with the Unified Energy System (EAEU) on the removal of customs duties, simplification of all procedures - from issuing and obtaining export licenses to customs clearance, stabilizing the exchange rate of the Russian ruble, reducing gas prices, etc. As for anti-Russian sanctions, the economist is of the opinion that they can be a stimulus for the development of the innovative industry, not only in Russia, but also in other countries of the EAEU. "It is necessary to adjust priorities of economic policy, clearly define and agree on its goals, formulate a new model of economic development for the EAEU countries and predict the expected results. The formation of the EAEU will go under a better scenario if the EAEU fulfills the key requirements of the EAEU Agreement and carries out coordinated industrial policies, concerted fiscal, monetary, in particular monetary policy, and it is also extremely important to develop and agree on measures for an effective The key to success from the integration of the countries of Eurasia, strengthening their economic security, first of all, is in their hands, "Ashot Tavadyan stressed. It should be noted that the roundtable was organized by the Eurasian Economic Commission, the Eurasian Expert Club, the Research and Analytical NGO "Integration and Development" and the Noravank Foundation.
The round table is organized by the Eurasian Economic Commission, Eurasian Expert Club, Research Analytic PO Integration and Development and Noravank Fund.