“The maximum volume of trade over the past five to seven years was recorded in 2018 - $2.942 billion. So, last year, according to our Russian customs statistics for January-August alone, in eight months the trade turnover exceeded $3 billion and amounted to $3.051 billion,” - RIA Novosti quotes him as saying.

Coronelli also noted that the main export commodities from Russia to Mexico are metal and metal products, as well as chemical products and timber.

“This year, of course, we must take into account Mexico's purchases of our Sputnik V vaccine.

In total, the Mexicans have contracted 24 million doses, these are both components, 12 million doses each to vaccinate 12 million people,” Coronelli said.

Earlier it was reported that Russia and Mexico signed an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes.