Vietnam, a key trade partner of Russia in Southeast Asia
Vietnam has become a key trade partner of Russia in Southeast Asia, which is proved through the results of the two countries' economy-trade cooperation in 2018, Russian news agency TASS quoted Vyacheslav Kharinov, Chief Representative of the Russian Trade Office in Vietnam, as saying.
Mr. Kharinov said the Russia-Vietnam trade revenue strongly surges this year and is likely to surpass the estimate mark of 6.2 billion USD. According to Russian statistics, the country's main exports to Vietnam include foodstuff, machinery, nonferrous metal and metallic products. Wheat flour topped the lists of Russia's exports to Vietnam for the first time. Electronic devices, including computers, cell phones and accessories, were Vietnam's leading export to Russia. Mr. Kharinov said in addition to foodstuff, businesses from Russia have provided high technology solutions for Vietnamese counterparts in smart city building, water filter and treatment, medical equipment using nuclear technology, and wind-powered generators.