China, being the world’s leading economy, is already today Russia’s largest trading partner. Complementarity of the countries’ economies, the common border, large-scale transport projects, cooperation in key sectors, participation in BRICS and SCO — these and other factors serve as major drivers for all existing and new bilateral initiatives. The potential of these relationships is to a large extent determined by their content and current trends.
Cargo transportation by sea, road and rail in Russia will recover to the pre-pandemic level in 2022, analysts of the NKR predict. Passenger air transportation will return to these indicators only in 2024.