Russia is the main source of Chinese imports of coal, crude oil and gas. Photo: Sputnik
More than 90 billion dollars in the first six months of 2023 was the commercial exchange between Russia and China, according to the Chinese ambassador in Moscow, Zhang Hanhui.
This trade increase represents a year-on-year increase of 20 percent, and lays the foundation for reaching the goal proposed by the heads of both states to reach an annual trade volume of 200 billion dollars, the diplomat told the TASS news agency.
Zhang, who visited the Innoprom International Fair taking place in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg, highlighted the role of energy cooperation between the two countries.
"Russia is the main source of Chinese imports of coal, crude oil and gas. Since the beginning of this year, there has been an upward trend in energy exports to China," he said.
Zhang Hanhui also stressed that good prospects for cooperation in agriculture are opening up, as the range of agricultural and by-product trade is constantly expanding.
In the first five months, the value of agricultural products imported into China from Russia increased by 84 percent, he said.
(With information from Prensa Latina)