"In January-May 2021, imports of mineral fuels, oil and petroleum products from Russia to the United States increased by 78%," RBC reports, citing statistics from the US Census Bureau.

It is noted that imports reached about $ 11.5 billion.

In addition, imports of precious and semi-precious metals and stones increased by almost one and a half times (from $ 1.1 billion to $ 1.6 billion), imports of Russian fertilizers to the United States increased by 35%, to $ 0.5 billion, imports of iron and steel from Russia increased by a quarter - up to $ 0.7 billion.

Earlier in the RT material, it was reported that in 2020 the United States increased imports of Russian oil to a maximum level in the past nine years.