From January to September 2021, Russian giant Gazprom increased exports to Europe by 14 % (to 175.7 billion cu.m.) compared to the same period of the 2020. Physical supplies to ex-Soviet states over the first nine months climbed by 13 % (to 24.1 billion cu.m.) and on the domestic market, the rise was 12.5 % (to 170 billion cu.m.).