Ambassador: Moscow expects the decline in turnover from Tokyo by 30% this year

Ambassador: Moscow expects the decline in turnover from Tokyo by 30% this year


Despite the increase of oil supplies to Japan by 10 percent, because of oil prices, the cost of it was lower than a year earlier, said Yevgeny Afanasyev.

TOKYO, 22 Dec. Ivan Zakharchenko. This year Russia expects decline in trade with Japan by 30%, said Tuesday the Russian Ambassador to Japan Evgeny Afanasiev at the national press club in Tokyo.

“This year the trade turnover between our countries has declined, although exact data are not yet available, we expect a decline of 30% compared with a year earlier,” the Ambassador said.

Afanasiev said that although this year has increased the supply of oil in Japan by 10% because of oil prices, the cost of it was lower than a year earlier.