MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Export value from Russia to the United states amounted to $3.9 billion, while import value for the same period was $4.8 billion, a negative trade balance for Russia.
The turnover between Russia and the United States amounted to $6.9 billion in the same period in 2016. The US share in Russian total volume of external trade turnover declined from 4.1 to 4.0 percent during the reporting period.
In country-specific configuration of Russian external trade in January-May 2017, the European Union ranks first. The share of the European Union in Russian total volume of external trade amounted to 44.6 percent. Other major trade partners of Russia for the period include China ($31.1 billion turnover), South Korea ($7.8 billion), Turkey ($7.4 billion), and Japan ($6.7 billion).