Latvia - Foreign trade
Like most of the former Soviet republics, Latvia's trade was formerly dominated by the other Soviet states, but it has been relatively successful in achieving a wider range of trade partners.
Latvia's major commodity exports include wood (29%), iron and steel (6.3%), textile yarn (5.6%), furniture (4.5%), and fish (1%).
In 2000 Latvia's imports were distributed among the following categories:
Principal trading partners in 2000 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows: