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Russian trade with Argentina in 2011

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Argentina in 2011: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Argentina

In 2011, Russia’s trade with Argentina totaled $1,872,579,738, up 66.73% ($749,452,218) from 2010.

Russia’s exports to Argentina in 2011 totaled $806,031,880, up 284.55% ($596,426,888) from 2010.

Russia’s imports from Argentina in 2011 totaled $1,066,547,858, up 16.75% ($153,025,330) from 2010.

Russia’s trade deficit with Argentina in 2011 was $260,515,978, a 62.99% decrease ($443,401,558) over 2010.

Argentina was Russia’s 50th largest trading partner in 2011 (up from 56th in 2010), accounting for 0.2277% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1794% in 2010).

Argentina was Russia’s 60th largest export market in 2011 (up from 74th in 2010), accounting for 0.1560% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0528% in 2010).

Argentina was Russia’s 41st largest supplier in 2011 (down from 39th in 2010), accounting for 0.3488% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.3991% in 2010).

Russia’s Exports to Argentina

The major share of Russian exports to Argentina in 2011 (and in 2010) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 63.94% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (0.00% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 29.93% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (89.13% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.29% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (1.42% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.89% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (5.91% in 2010);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.59% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (3.49% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Argentina in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $513,846,910;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $55,765,529;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $4,034,514.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Argentina in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $5,185,192.
Russia’s exports to Argentina in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,659 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 15,242-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,492,363 0.19 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 513,846,910 63.75 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,338,746 0.29 2,397,371-2.45
29 Organic chemicals 1,124,882 0.14 1,132,584-0.68
30 Pharmaceutical products 98,674 0.01 360,380-72.62
31 Fertilizers 236,894,632 29.39 181,129,10330.79
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 898 0.00 0
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 0 0.00 9,331-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 171,450 0.02 155,48410.27
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 7,155-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 551,750 0.07 710,635-22.36
40 Rubber and articles thereof 86,224 0.01 909,787-90.52
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,234 0.00 0
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 93,268-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 13,082 0.00 12,8661.68
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 15,253 0.00 180,631-91.56
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,743,858 0.59 7,131,215-33.48
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 11,155 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,155 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 48 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9,104 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 34 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 18,963 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 5,018,955 0.62 10,204,147-50.81
73 Articles of iron or steel 299,409 0.04 348,584-14.11
74 Copper and articles thereof 5 0.00 1,413-99.65
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,760,446 0.22 1,813,409-2.92
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 120,073 0.01 12,996823.92
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,380 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,228,198 0.52 2,209,90291.33
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 1,805,334 0.22 581,678210.37
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 133,924 0.02 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,216,115 0.52 181,6012,221.64
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 266 0.00 56375.00
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 50,231 0.01 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 74,090 0.01 45164,544.44
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,223 0.00 1661,239.16
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 1,849-100.00
SS Classified 26,892,156 3.34 4 094656,767.51

Russia’s Imports from Argentina

The major share of Russian imports from Argentina in 2011 (and in 2010) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 79.57% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (87.20% in 2010);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 12.01% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (7.49% in 2010);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 7.05% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (3.09% in 2010);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.00% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (1.77% in 2010).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Argentina in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $56,876,690;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $52,919,061;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $43,430,305;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $38,780,387;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $29,125,579;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $11,042,501;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $8,302,044;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $7,286,167;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $4,918,648.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Argentina in 2011 over 2010 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $55,632,105;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $41,517,959;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $7,768,613;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $3,450,995.
Russia’s imports from Argentina in 2011 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2010,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2011
over 2010
01 Live animals 0 0.00 96,943-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 158,941,426 14.90 214,573,531-25.93
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 30,223,949 2.83 19,181,44857.57
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 61,383,110 5.76 53,081,06615.64
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,686,075 0.44 2,835,01265.29
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,529,872 0.24 592,191327.21
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 278,663,769 26.13 225,744,70823.44
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,808,656 0.17 3,361,494-46.19
10 Cereals 5,931,171 0.56 1,012,523485.78
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 619,882 0.06 92,955566.86
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 108,587,574 10.18 65,157,26966.65
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 753,598 0.07 822,375-8.36
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 2,008,325-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,397,757 0.13 42,915,716-96.74
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 15,664 0.00 263,873-94.06
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,589 0.00 39,189-88.29
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,324,402 0.50 4,992,3466.65
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,637,780 0.15 1,590,7082.96
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,807,582 1.20 10,585,18121.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 135,051,718 12.66 105,926,13927.50
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 38,280,856 3.59 41,731,851-8.27
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 248,713 0.02 17,8751,291.40
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 1,700,125-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,485 0.00 0
29 Organic chemicals 1,579,977 0.15 722,973118.54
30 Pharmaceutical products 117,104,549 10.98 60,227,85994.44
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,009,513 0.19 1,377,35145.90
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 219,437 0.02 417,410-47.43
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 369,170 0.03 599,659-38.44
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,277,374 0.40 3,041,92140.61
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 956 0.00 9530.31
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,347,654 0.22 1,930,27821.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 182,258 0.02 104,60374.24
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 335,417 0.03 319,7514.90
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 46,773 0.00 211,693-77.91
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,923,097 0.18 1,327,08844.91
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 61,186 0.01 124,206-50.74
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,626 0.00 1,338171.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,440 0.00 3,910-12.02
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 611,621 0.06 132,142362.85
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 194 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 17,546 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 73,208 0.01 81,035-9.66
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 20,538 0.00 6,937196.06
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 172 0.00 68152.94
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 85,670 0.01 78,5969.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,243 0.00 4,735-52.63
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 222,299 0.02 0
70 Glass and glassware 20,011 0.00 3,671445.11
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 178-100.00
72 Iron and steel 2,871,213 0.27 565,011408.17
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,750,324 0.73 15,518,937-50.06
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,275 0.00 12,068-89.43
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 243 0.00 19127.23
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 73,891 0.01 35,519108.03
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,104 0.00 689350.51
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 14,368,596 1.35 7,082,429102.88
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 160,284 0.02 174,892-8.35
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 55,586,101 5.21 16,805,714230.76
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,100,353 0.48 4,149,32122.92
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 20 0.00 228-91.23
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 168,782 0.02 119,35141.42
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,886 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 38,229 0.00 16,980125.14
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia