From January to June it rose by almost 40%
The volume of Russia's trade with the rest of the BRICS member states in the first half of the year increased by almost 40% compared to the same period last year. From January to June, it reached $98 billion. This was reported by TASS, citing Russia's trade representative to China, Aleksey Dakhnovsky.
The expert said that to date, despite the changing world situation, there had been a positive dynamic in the relations between the member states.
"Our states remain committed to deepening mutual cooperation, the intensity of which not only does not decrease, but is progressively increasing. For example, at the end of 2021, Russia's foreign trade turnover with partner countries exceeded $163 billion, which is almost 40% more than a year earlier. Between January and June this year, the volume of trade rose by almost the same 40%, to $98 billion. We expect this trend to continue in the future," said the Russian trade representative to China.
Dakhnovsky said that the BRICS' circle of interest is growing thanks to states wishing to become members of the association. He added that the countries of the bloc need to focus on several priority areas of cooperation.
"We support the approach that biological and energy security, food security, promotion of green technologies in industry and the digitalisation of the economy should be among such priority aspects," he stressed.
"We have made a lot of partnerships with the participants, businessmen and government officials that came in to strengthen the ties and partnerships between our companies. And Cameroon, which is our country, and Africa at large. We know the relationships that have been established between Russia and African countries, Russia and BRIC countries, it make us really sure that something new will come up in Africa, something new in the era of development."