Export is key to the national economic growth. In January–November 2015, against January–November 2014, exports decreased by 5.7 per cent. The decrease in exports was influenced by a decrease in exports of petroleum products (12.6 per cent), ground vehicles (27.3 per cent), boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances, parts thereof (10 per cent). Mineral products excluded, exports of goods decreased by 4.4 per cent. Exports of goods of Lithuanian origin decreased by 3 per cent, mineral products excluded – increased by 2 per cent. Exports to Russia decreased by 39.2 per cent, of goods of Lithuanian origin – 48.8 per cent, which was conditioned by a decrease in exports of milk and dairy products (94.3 per cent), electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof (83.5 per cent), ground vehicles (76.5 per cent); meat and edible meat offal was not exported.