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China's Jan-March overall trade with Russia rises 28% to $38.2bn

Trade with Ukraine climbs 11% to $4.6bn

China's trade with both Russia and Ukraine increases in January-March.   © Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) -- China's overall trade with Russia rose to 243.03 billion yuan ($38.18 billion) in January-March, a Chinese customs spokesman said on Wednesday, up 27.8% from a year earlier.

China's total trade with Ukraine climbed to 29.6 billion yuan in the first quarter, customs spokesman Li Kuiwen said at a news conference, up 10.6%.

China's trade with both Russia and Ukraine has maintained an uptrend, Li said, adding that China's economic and trade cooperation with other countries including Russia and Ukraine will remain normal.

China's overall trade with Russia reached 190.12 billion yuan in January-March 2021, while its trade with Ukraine stood at 26.77 billion yuan, according to previous customs data.

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