ArmInfo. The situation in the bilateral commodity turnover between Armenia and Russia is not bad, because there is also an increase in the supply of goods from Armenia to Russia, and a general increase in trade between the two countries.
On August 14, Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev stated at the margins of the Eurasian intergovernmental council in Astana during a meeting with his Armenian counterpart Karen Karapetyan.According to the press service of the Russian government, congratulating Karen Karapetyan on his birthday, Dmitry Medvedev stressed that the governments of both countries continue to coordinate positions on joint investment projects on a number of directions of economic cooperation, which appeared relatively recently. "So, in general, everything is fine, but this does not mean that there is nothing to talk about." Let's discuss the current situation, "the head of the Russian government suggested.In his turn, the RA Prime Minister expressed gratitude for the congratulations and agreed that the agenda between the two states is quite wide.
"I also want to note the positive on economic indicators, and I want to discuss with you a number of issues, including the timing of your visit to Armenia," Karen Karapetyan said.It should be noted that in 2016, Russia's trade with Armenia totaled $ 1,335,540,701, an increase of 6.19% ($ 77,886,481) compared to 2015. The export of Russia to Armenia in 2016 was $ 957,253,242, decreasing by 8.82% ($ 92,561,722) compared with 2015. The import of Russia from Armenia in 2016 was $ 378,287,459, an increase of 82.01% ($ 170,448,203) compared with 2015. Russia's trade balance with Armenia in 2016 was positive at $ 578,965,783. Compared to 2015, the surplus decreased by 31.24% ($ 263,009,925). The share of Armenia in the foreign trade turnover of Russia in 2016 was 0.2855% against 0.2390% in 2015. According to the share in the Russian trade turnover in 2016, Armenia occupied 51st place (in 2015 - 54th place). The share of Armenia in the export of Russia in 2016 was 0.3353% against 0.3055% in 2015. According to the share in Russian exports in 2016, Armenia occupied 47th place (in 2015 - 46th place). The share of Armenia in the import of Russia in 2016 was 0.2076% versus 0.1138% in 2015. According to the share of Russian imports in 2016, Armenia took the 55th place (in 2015 - 64th place).