According to RIA Novosti with reference to the Central Bank, the positive balance of Russia's foreign trade in goods and services in January-July increased by 2.5 times in annual terms and amounted to $192.4 billion.

“The dynamics of the current account of the balance of payments was determined by the expansion of the positive balance of the total balance of goods and services as a result of a significant increase in the value of exports of goods and a decrease in the value of goods imports,” the regulator notes.

Earlier it was reported that the trade turnover between Russia and China increased by 29% in seven months.