"It is, of course, difficult to predict what we will have in the end of the year, but taking into the current trends, as well as the stabilization of prices, including those that depend on oil and gas prices, the results will be more significant than the results of 2016," Aleksander Stadnik said.
Stadnik noted that the results of the first quarter of 2017 show that the US-Russia trade was growing at a good rate.
"The growth rate is already 30% and more as compared to the previous period. This gives grounds to believe that business activity is increasing." he explained.
"This shows that the US businesses are interested in Russia, and that Russia takes a worthy place in their business plans. All this also shows that we are gradually returning to the pre-crisis level, and there are reasons to believe that the results for the year will be much better," Stadnik said.
Stadnik added that the imports to the United States from Russia are also getting restored.