In 2016, the trade turnover between Russia and China increased by 2.2 percent, with the annual figure standing at $69.525 billion.
Imports in China went up 16.7 percent in January, while exports rose 7.9 percent last month. The total external trade volume grew 11.4 percent in January, up to $314.16 billion.
Last year, Chinese imports decreased by 5.5 percent, while exports went down 7.7 percent.
China’s crude oil imports increased by 27.5 percent in January, as compared to the figure of last year. Last month, China imported 34.03 million tonnes (metric tons) of crude, or 8.01 million barrels per day.
In December 2016, the import of crude oil in China was 36.38 million metric tons. In total, China imported 381 million metric tons of crude last year, showing a 13.6 percent increase.