Russia 2018 has achieved a trade surplus with China — exports to the Asian country exceeded imports from it, follows from the materials of the Federal customs service (FCS) published on the Agency’s website.
According to the FCS, exports to China reached $ 56 billion, import — 52,2 billion. Thus, the total trade turnover with Beijing in 2018 is 108,2 billion dollars.
The last time this situation was observed in 2006, since then China supplied to Russia more goods and services than were purchased. The trade turnover in 2018 exceeded the figure of 2006 by 2.7 times.
Also for the first time in the history of bilateral trade turnover exceeded $ 100 billion.
China remains the main trading partner of Russia. In second place — Germany (59.6 billion dollars, also with a positive balance of 8.6 billion), the third — the Netherlands (47,1 billion with a positive balance at 39.7 billion).
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