Here's something interesting I just found out using @ITCnews Trade Map.

We import twice as much from Russia as France does and have a large trade deficit with them compared to France which has a surplus. So what is the UK importing from Russia?
Wow - look at that - Here's what we import most from Russia.

It's in the category "Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones, precious metals, etc".

If I click on that to see exactly what we import in that category, what do you think I'm going to find?
If you guessed gold - you win a cookie. In 2019 93% of Russia's gold exports came to the UK.
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