Russia to import 300 mln face masks from China in two month
Russian will import about 300 mln face masks from China in April-May, Russian Deputy Industry and Trade Minister Viktor Yevtukhov said.
"A large number of masks have been imported from China. On average, taking into account all the suppliers, (and we carried out such an analysis), about 300 million masks will be imported in April-May," the deputy minister said on air of the Rossiya -24 television channel.
Earlier, Deputy Industry and Trade Minister Alexey Gruzdev said that almost 185 million masks purchased in China over the past two months were delivered to Russia as part of government purchases, while companies and foundations acquired about 90 million masks for the regions of the Russian Federation, TASS reported.
According to the ministry, in April, about 138.5 million different types of masks were produced in Russia, and about 105 million masks were delivered from China. In general, up to 9 million masks per day are produced in Russia.