Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade with France in 2012

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with France in 2012: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with France

In 2012, Russia’s trade with France was $24,338,555,217, down 13.49% ($3,796,528,784) from 2011.

Russia’s exports to France in 2012 were $10,534,917,615, down 29.10% ($4,324,019,950) from 2011.

Russia’s imports from France in 2012 totaled $13,803,637,602, up 3.97% ($527,491,166) from 2011.

Russia’s trade balance with France went from a surplus of $1,582,791,129 in 2011, to a deficit of $3,268,719,987 in 2012.

France was Russia’s 13th largest trading partner in 2012 (down from 10th in 2011), accounting for 2.8906% of Russia’s total trade (down from 3.4208% in 2011).

France was Russia’s 15th largest export market in 2012 (down from 10th in 2011), accounting for 2.0077% of Russia’s total exports (down from 2.8756% in 2011).

France was Russia’s 6th largest supplier in 2012 (up from 8th in 2011), accounting for 4.3508% of Russia’s total imports (up from 4.3420% in 2011).

Russia’s Exports to France

The major share of Russian exports to France in 2012 (and in 2011) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 89.26% of Russia’s total exports to France (89.74% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.23% of Russia’s total exports to France (4.18% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.06% of Russia’s total exports to France (1.95% in 2011);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.36% of Russia’s total exports to France (0.68% in 2011);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.16% of Russia’s total exports to France (0.60% in 2011).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to France in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to France in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $3,920,340,413;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $185,380,319;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $92,020,740.
Russia’s exports to France in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
01 Live animals 156,000 0.00 157,770-1.12
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,332 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,351,003 0.02 3,852,837-38.98
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 1,481-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,286,906 0.01 1,646,589-21.84
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,162,935 0.02 2,069,0094.54
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 339,187 0.00 376,038-9.80
10 Cereals 0 0.00 593,901-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 43 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,933,963 0.03 769,654281.21
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 89,166,774 0.85 71,088,25225.43
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,011 0.00 3,672-72.47
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 84,642 0.00 25,600230.63
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,678 0.00 483,395.83
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 110 0.00 7,880-98.60
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 113 0.00 10,843-98.96
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,310,543 0.01 2,792,357-53.07
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,248,374 0.03 4,065,941-20.11
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 19,343,213 0.18 1,174,0481,547.57
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,470,467 0.02 5,377,804-54.06
26 Ores, slag and ash 42 0.00 7,866,835-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 9,401,325,339 89.24 13,321,665,752-29.43
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 358,654,220 3.40 544,034,539-34.08
29 Organic chemicals 4,928,048 0.05 4,410,08511.74
30 Pharmaceutical products 831,935 0.01 959,254-13.27
31 Fertilizers 50,503,967 0.48 38,020,65832.83
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 227,257 0.00 67,796235.21
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,341,279 0.03 1,634,787104.39
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 27,052 0.00 6963,786.78
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,259 0.00 330,080-99.01
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 53-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,355,977 0.01 1,779,508-23.80
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,838,347 0.02 1,615,37613.80
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,690,941 0.02 6,898,507-75.49
40 Rubber and articles thereof 22,157,366 0.21 21,427,9673.40
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 816,813 0.01 4,965,656-83.55
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,319,134 0.01 1,461,830-9.76
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 888,678 0.01 703,23126.37
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 75,706,299 0.72 95,982,682-21.13
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 3,240-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 11,079,985 0.11 10,447,5846.05
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10,611,547 0.10 19,626,923-45.93
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,111,983 0.03 3,074,2551.23
52 Cotton 4,537 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 43,532 0.00 347,180-87.46
54 Man-made filaments 64,120 0.00 130,722-50.95
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 79,631 0.00 196,274-59.43
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 504 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 200 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 106-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 458,643 0.00 446,8312.64
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,357,558 0.01 1,520,379-10.71
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,351,097 0.02 1,086,595116.37
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 857,247 0.01 429,87699.42
65 Headgear and parts thereof 75,350 0.00 96,618-22.01
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 679 0.00 10,761-93.69
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 358 0.00 27828.78
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 343,677 0.00 317,9938.08
69 Ceramic products 198,707 0.00 194,6812.07
70 Glass and glassware 1,310,522 0.01 2,084,786-37.14
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,350,815 0.01 599,362125.38
72 Iron and steel 144,880,443 1.38 236,901,183-38.84
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,204,353 0.09 6,834,09934.68
74 Copper and articles thereof 20,078,124 0.19 3,564,318463.31
75 Nickel and articles thereof 82,290 0.00 415,687-80.20
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 20,125,779 0.19 28,357,573-29.03
78 Lead and articles thereof 49,893 0.00 182,209-72.62
80 Tin and articles thereof 22,618 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 21,941,743 0.21 13,730,65459.80
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 160,354 0.00 307,019-47.77
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 15,940 0.00 92,622-82.79
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 77,690,012 0.74 69,826,14611.26
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 18,161,548 0.17 15,204,59219.45
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 1,082,268 0.01 512,305111.25
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,409,084 0.04 2,182,137102.05
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 31,445 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 41,738,770 0.40 12,829,891225.32
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 93,096 0.00 67,66537.58
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 18,251 0.00 2,839542.87
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 7,375,047 0.07 12,361,996-40.34
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 82,058 0.00 238,269-65.56
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 32,329 0.00 13,540138.77
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 26,593 0.00 49,754-46.55
SS Classified 83,840,638 0.80 266 809 607-68.58

Russia’s Imports from France

The major share of Russian imports from France in 2012 (and in 2011) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 33.96% of Russia’s total imports from France (28.40% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 27.64% of Russia’s total imports from France (27.11% in 2011);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.08% of Russia’s total imports from France (11.21% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.89% of Russia’s total imports from France (3.41% in 2011).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from France in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $395,269,536;
  • 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 (HS code 85) - an increase of $293,443,849;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $150,397,784;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $88,758,060;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $73,406,231;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $57,781,803;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $54,867,383.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from France in 2012 over 2011 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $55,503,996.
Russia’s imports from France in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
01 Live animals 16,929,262 0.12 16,801,6260.76
02 Meat and edible meat offal 172,629,895 1.25 208,780,767-17.32
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 12,561,998 0.09 10,694,64617.46
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 102,298,242 0.74 103,510,957-1.17
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 997,389 0.01 1,150,214-13.29
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2,401,090 0.02 1,061,291126.24
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 44,612,759 0.32 59,378,733-24.87
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 54,843,990 0.40 68,496,981-19.93
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 7,027,671 0.05 8,650,967-18.76
10 Cereals 35,882,907 0.26 20,347,66276.35
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5,674,217 0.04 6,813,894-16.73
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 70,737,140 0.51 84,497,700-16.29
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 11,337,100 0.08 13,477,627-15.88
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 189,552 0.00 129,52746.34
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,564,289 0.01 967,09161.75
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 25,762,480 0.19 32,292,395-20.22
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 18,984,217 0.14 29,936,041-36.58
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 29,457,942 0.21 26,143,76412.68
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 57,146,562 0.41 43,285,04332.02
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 17,658,506 0.13 22,690,421-22.18
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 89,267,259 0.65 94,143,458-5.18
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 599,670,703 4.34 510,912,64317.37
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 137,956,499 1.00 98,977,07339.38
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 14,505,848 0.11 24,569,004-40.96
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 20,328,724 0.15 26,618,056-23.63
26 Ores, slag and ash 13,365 0.00 6,539104.39
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 16,229,878 0.12 14,484,95812.05
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 118,469,710 0.86 63,602,32786.27
29 Organic chemicals 276,349,477 2.00 218,567,67426.44
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,360,292,069 9.85 1,337,495,3241.70
31 Fertilizers 1,194,501 0.01 845,99141.20
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 54,060,444 0.39 64,419,953-16.08
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 951,785,654 6.90 923,866,9723.02
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 97,917,520 0.71 88,033,03111.23
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 51,846,710 0.38 39,978,12729.69
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 7,154,622 0.05 4,143,07772.69
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,113,081 0.02 2,756,333-23.34
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 365,391,376 2.65 348,458,0784.86
39 Plastics and articles thereof 366,009,755 2.65 373,767,455-2.08
40 Rubber and articles thereof 163,036,683 1.18 133,848,66821.81
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 8,105 0.00 476,382-98.30
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 44,595,029 0.32 44,555,0440.09
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3,753,342 0.03 3,215,40316.73
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 23,475,301 0.17 14,414,57062.86
45 Cork and articles of cork 341,379 0.00 233,86745.97
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 131,009 0.00 62,875108.36
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 37,147 0.00 269,926-86.24
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 66,389,860 0.48 90,714,654-26.81
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 37,120,164 0.27 24,663,95950.50
50 Silk 91,537 0.00 631,565-85.51
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 13,708 0.00 23,985-42.85
52 Cotton 1,702,044 0.01 1,444,54017.83
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 45,621 0.00 608,609-92.50
54 Man-made filaments 4,519,745 0.03 1,224,481269.12
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,768,573 0.02 1,287,424115.05
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3,396,895 0.02 6,216,726-45.36
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3,540,249 0.03 4,654,099-23.93
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,135,265 0.01 1,492,788-23.95
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3,547,749 0.03 3,544,3010.10
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 453,649 0.00 136,070233.39
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 8,806,593 0.06 11,367,063-22.53
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 27,652,262 0.20 29,059,578-4.84
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,511,406 0.03 4,601,110-1.95
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 12,735,260 0.09 14,496,218-12.15
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,243,317 0.01 1,292,066-3.77
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 303,317 0.00 390,399-22.31
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 331,895 0.00 235,04741.20
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 22,823,491 0.17 26,476,497-13.80
69 Ceramic products 10,894,687 0.08 10,613,0592.65
70 Glass and glassware 98,788,636 0.72 86,597,15514.08
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 27,352,383 0.20 34,994,189-21.84
72 Iron and steel 125,498,586 0.91 181,002,582-30.66
73 Articles of iron or steel 160,933,322 1.17 168,664,700-4.58
74 Copper and articles thereof 10,763,527 0.08 10,131,4786.24
75 Nickel and articles thereof 8,282,085 0.06 2,216,690273.62
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 39,754,507 0.29 41,631,274-4.51
78 Lead and articles thereof 2,080,208 0.02 507,837309.62
79 Zinc and articles thereof 292,154 0.00 221,48731.91
80 Tin and articles thereof 365,431 0.00 158,573130.45
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,834,550 0.01 912,160101.12
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 23,695,852 0.17 18,257,47929.79
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 25,734,649 0.19 28,859,097-10.83
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,958,838,941 14.19 1,563,569,40525.28
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 1,280,953,610 9.28 987,509,76129.72
86 Railway or tramway locomotives, rolling-stock and parts thereof; railway or tramway track fixtures and fittings and parts thereof; mechanical (including electro-mechanical) traffic signalling equipment of all kinds 5,297,526 0.04 5,531,390-4.23
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 992,682,749 7.19 842,284,96517.86
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 12,438,840 0.09 8,297,74049.91
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 436,937,661 3.17 363,531,43020.19
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,571,121 0.02 2,935,720-12.42
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,414,041 0.01 296,474376.95
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 67,502,161 0.49 48,186,60640.08
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8,556,312 0.06 8,196,5164.39
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 28,990,802 0.21 17,133,09969.21
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4,666,899 0.03 236,2561,875.36
SS Classified 2,808,751,364 20.35 3 427 277 980-18.05
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia