China became Russia's second largest trade partner in the first half of 2012
China became Russia's second largest trade partner in the first half of 2012.
Russia's trade with China amounted to $42.1 billion, or 12.1% of its total foreign trade, compared with $42.6 billion registered in trade with the Netherlands, its first largest trade partner.
Russia's other top trade partners include Italy, Turkey, the United States, Japan, Poland and France.
Russia's total foreign trade in the first six months jumped 5.9% year-on-year to to $406.8 billion. Its trade surplus grew by 12% from a year earlier.