Exports grew by 5.5 percent annually mainly due to higher prices of both crude oil and natural gas. At the same time, imports were up 7.7 percent.
Data showed that the total export volume of crude oil in October, at 37.2 million barrels, was the lowest recorded this year. The export value fell 12 percent from September to October.
Due to rising prices, the export value of natural gas grew 9 percent. The exported volume, on the other hand, fell slightly.