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Russian trade with Greece 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 Greece in 2012: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Greece

In 2012, Russia’s trade with Greece totaled $6,581,478,164, up 24.89% ($1,311,814,057) from 2011.

Russia’s exports to Greece in 2012 totaled $5,947,561,519, up 26.98% ($1,263,742,016) from 2011.

Russia’s imports from Greece in 2012 totaled $633,916,645, up 8.21% ($48,072,041) from 2011.

Russia’s trade surplus with Greece in 2012 was $5,313,644,874, a 29.67% increase ($1,215,669,975) over 2011.

Greece was Russia’s 26th largest trading partner in 2012 (up from 27th in 2011), accounting for 0.7816% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.6407% in 2011).

Greece was Russia’s 23rd largest export market in 2012 (up from 26th in 2011), accounting for 1.1334% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.9065% in 2011).

Greece was Russia’s 50th largest supplier in 2012 (down from 48th in 2011), accounting for 0.1998% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1916% in 2011).

Russia’s Exports to Greece

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 94.09% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (90.04% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.72% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (6.76% in 2011);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.66% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (1.46% in 2011).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Greece 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) - an increase of $1,379,325,806;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $28,198,249.

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $78,121,932;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $57,300,392;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $20,219,510.
Russia’s exports to Greece in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
01 Live animals 0 0.00 414-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 7,307 0.00 613,077-98.81
10 Cereals 82,424,706 1.39 54,226,45752.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 101,184 0.00 92,7529.09
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 1,261,318-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 12,411,849 0.21 7,376,14968.27
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 75,004 0.00 155,312-51.71
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 167,236 0.00 80,187108.56
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 55,806 0.00 90,746-38.50
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 17,220 0.00 156,687-89.01
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 193,071 0.00 24,843677.16
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 987,176 0.02 1,290,870-23.53
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 625,512 0.01 772,629-19.04
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,605,914 0.03 2,223,492-27.78
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 571,935 0.01 880,550-35.05
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,595,670,576 94.08 4,216,344,77032.71
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 6,289,678 0.11 7,994,395-21.32
29 Organic chemicals 1,215,539 0.02 72,2711,581.92
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,638 0.00 3,351127.93
31 Fertilizers 4,456,064 0.07 11,063,920-59.72
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 49,005 0.00 383,143-87.21
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 279,225 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 23,872 0.00 2,863733.81
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,854 0.00 630,800.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 12,994,843 0.22 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 186,290 0.00 431,972-56.87
39 Plastics and articles thereof 317,068 0.01 4,470,578-92.91
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9,445,739 0.16 11,441,564-17.44
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 180-100.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 16,666,430 0.28 12,061,27838.18
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,012,737 0.08 5,065,796-1.05
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,034,235 0.02 1,293,704-20.06
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9,948,578 0.17 18,401,106-45.93
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 527,750 0.01 676,994-22.05
52 Cotton 226 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 1,633-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 1,874,426 0.03 1,435,92230.54
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,232 0.00 21,789-80.58
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 525 0.00 106395.28
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,134 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,530 0.00 3,96090.15
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 55,513 0.00 11,998362.69
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,191 0.00 1812,767.96
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 10,550 0.00 20,589-48.76
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 276 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 34,464 0.00 31,10510.80
69 Ceramic products 6,511 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 57,851 0.00 100,024-42.16
72 Iron and steel 18,158,881 0.31 75,459,273-75.94
73 Articles of iron or steel 316,530 0.01 128,453146.42
74 Copper and articles thereof 69,686,631 1.17 89,906,141-22.49
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 72,702,496 1.22 150,824,428-51.80
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 22-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 19 0.00 16,998-99.89
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 160,013 0.00 44,284261.33
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 817,299 0.01 25,9773,046.24
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,901,011 0.07 1,155,456237.62
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 6,344,723 0.11 4,532,72739.98
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 703,835 0.01 9,4937,314.25
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5,693,531 0.10 631,122802.13
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 404,333 0.01 120,044236.82
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 814 0.00 0
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 23,994 0.00 110,066-78.20
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 26,372 0.00 5,761357.77
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,671 0.00 12,079-77.89
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,364 0.00 0
SS Classified 3,186,532 0.05 256 4981,142.32

Russia’s Imports from Greece

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 51.39% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (44.44% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.96% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (20.18% in 2011);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.12% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (13.81% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.41% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (6.95% in 2011);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.74% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (3.74% in 2011);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.84% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (2.20% in 2011).

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $62,176,822;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $13,752,570;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $7,832,236;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $4,535,032;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $3,649,514;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $2,315,803;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $2,053,440.

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

  • 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) - a decrease of $26,725,002;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $6,393,155;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $5,143,215;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $3,370,178;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $3,231,739;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $2,827,390;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2,789,900;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $2,126,371.
Russia’s imports from Greece in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 18,033,548 2.84 15,980,10812.85
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,167,063 0.18 942,57223.82
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 66,059 0.01 63,6803.74
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 286,518 0.05 560,796-48.91
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,205,365 0.66 2,712,03355.06
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 227,477,202 35.88 165,300,38037.61
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 48,633 0.01 23,276108.94
10 Cereals 3,711 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 588,510 0.09 375,45856.74
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 51,493 0.01 85,821-40.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 6,000 0.00 147,469-95.93
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 343 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9,657,918 1.52 11,216,859-13.90
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 53,793 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 192,785 0.03 298,962-35.52
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 92,941 0.01 90,8302.32
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,639,031 0.26 1,359,48320.56
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 33,306,920 5.25 29,657,40612.31
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 240,790 0.04 131,59182.98
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6,915,143 1.09 5,728,23320.72
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 857,296 0.14 1,385,649-38.13
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 20,898,878 3.30 24,269,056-13.89
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,493,683 0.87 3,903,38940.74
26 Ores, slag and ash 5,872,165 0.93 8,699,555-32.50
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 285,385 0.05 278,8752.33
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,274,333 0.52 3,863,743-15.25
29 Organic chemicals 8,320 0.00 5,60748.39
30 Pharmaceutical products 65,181,271 10.28 51,428,70126.74
31 Fertilizers 775,821 0.12 553,90340.06
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 18,831,570 2.97 18,856,604-0.13
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 8,792,103 1.39 7,275,10120.85
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 4,413,495 0.70 4,182,6615.52
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 27,915 0.00 80,182-65.19
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,297,545 0.20 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 11,932 0.00 106,807-88.83
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,617,142 1.04 5,328,88624.17
39 Plastics and articles thereof 23,316,994 3.68 26,106,894-10.69
40 Rubber and articles thereof 315,121 0.05 414,711-24.01
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 27,821 0.00 22,93021.33
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 223,729 0.04 295,692-24.34
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 37,963,219 5.99 37,800,3060.43
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 351,040 0.06 73,285379.01
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1,524 0.00 178,864.71
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,405,432 0.38 2,521,146-4.59
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 950,968 0.15 1,146,588-17.06
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 3,857-100.00
52 Cotton 474,345 0.07 983,355-51.76
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 127 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 88,815 0.01 361,059-75.40
55 Man-made staple fibers 64,825 0.01 92,180-29.68
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 8,349,237 1.32 10,475,608-20.30
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 929,163 0.15 589,55957.60
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 518,005 0.08 566,432-8.55
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 27,375 0.00 62,111-55.93
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 162,350 0.03 121,22533.92
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,229,894 0.51 3,341,616-3.34
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,488,010 0.23 1,715,919-13.28
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 90,672 0.01 1,309,847-93.08
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,928,625 0.30 2,249,442-14.26
65 Headgear and parts thereof 9,597 0.00 4,748102.13
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 27 0.00 12,275-99.78
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 866 0.00 1,467-40.97
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,638,557 0.89 3,322,75469.70
69 Ceramic products 50,903 0.01 112,143-54.61
70 Glass and glassware 29,279 0.00 47,032-37.75
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,773,209 0.28 2,187,134-18.93
72 Iron and steel 1,182,852 0.19 2,001,228-40.89
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,204,157 0.66 7,435,896-43.46
74 Copper and articles thereof 6,148,551 0.97 12,541,706-50.98
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 19,605,937 3.09 15,070,90530.09
78 Lead and articles thereof 18,184 0.00 19,393-6.23
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,462,725 0.39 2,992,346-17.70
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 667,849 0.11 678,462-1.56
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 33,081,896 5.22 25,249,66031.02
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 22,254,613 3.51 48,979,615-54.56
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,298,082 0.20 874,44148.45
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 5,143,215-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,200,136 0.19 647,53985.34
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 136,004 0.02 329,154-58.68
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 52,117 0.01 1,8762,678.09
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 3,293,064 0.52 1,970,11167.15
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 672,963 0.11 499,39034.76
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 352,973 0.06 485,288-27.27
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,046 0.00 9,518-78.50
SS Classified 200,147 0.03 79 853150.64
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia