YEREVAN, September 20. /TASS/. Armenia and Russia managed to cope with the negative trends in mutual trade related to the coronavirus pandemic-related restrictions in the first half of 2021, and bring trade turnover to positive dynamics, Russian Deputy Economic Development Minister Dmitry Volvach told a forum on Monday.
"As deputy prime ministers of our countries said, we managed to cope with the negative trends in mutual trade, including those related to COVID-19-related restrictions, [we] achieved positive trade turnover dynamics and re-covered the nine-percent decrease in activity in 2020 with a 17% increase," he said.
Russian deliveries of fuel and energy goods, transport vehicles, food, agricultural stock, chemical products to Armenia rose, Deputy Minister noted, adding that supplies from Armenia to Russia also went up.