Trade between Moscow and the BRICS countries in January-August 2021 grew by almost 30%


In 2021, Moscow’s non-resource non-energy exports to China amounted to $ 1.11 billion, to India – $ 340.13 million, Brazil delivered goods worth $ 20.45 million, and to South Africa – $ 27.38 million. The trade turnover between Moscow and the BRICS countries for eight months of this year grew by almost a third, reaching $ 42.1 billion, and by 12.5% ​​exceeded the figures for the same period in 2019, when its volume amounted to $ 37.43 billion. on Thursday, said the deputy mayor of Moscow for economic policy and property and land relations Vladimir Efimov. “In January-August this year, trade between Moscow and the BRICS countries reached $ 42.1 billion, which is 27.9% more than in the same period last year, when the trade turnover was $ 32.92 billion, and is 12.5% ​​higher. than in eight months of 2019, when the trade turnover amounted to $ 37.43 billion. Moscow’s trade with the bloc countries is quite balanced – exports to the BRICS countries account for about $ 20 billion, and imports – about $ 22 billion, “Yefimov said. The BRICS economic bloc was founded in 2006 and includes Russia, China, Brazil, India and South Africa. As TASS specified in the press service of the economic complex of the capital, in the structure of mutual trade of the BRICS in the period from January to August 2021, 92.5% of trade turnover falls on China ($ 38.93 billion), followed by India – 6% ($ 2.52 billion). ), Brazil – 1.1% ($ 0.46 billion) and South Africa – 0.5% ($ 0.2 billion).