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

Russia’s Trade with Ireland

In 2012, Russia’s trade with Ireland totaled $1,648,675,529, up 18.50% ($257,397,083) from 2011.

Russia’s exports to Ireland in 2012 totaled $283,000,160, up 83.95% ($129,157,098) from 2011.

Russia’s imports from Ireland in 2012 totaled $1,365,675,369, up 10.36% ($128,239,985) from 2011.

Russia’s trade deficit with Ireland in 2012 was $1,082,675,209, a 0.08% decrease ($917,113) over 2011.

Ireland was Russia’s 55th largest trading partner in 2012 (up from 61st in 2011), accounting for 0.1958% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1692% in 2011).

Ireland was Russia’s 77th largest export market in 2012 (up from 90th in 2011), accounting for 0.0539% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0298% in 2011).

Ireland was Russia’s 36th largest supplier in 2012 (just as in 2011), accounting for 0.4305% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.4047% in 2011).

Russia’s Exports to Ireland

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 22.31% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (74.33% in 2011);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.18% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (7.67% in 2011);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.81% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (0.31% in 2011);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.88% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (1.35% in 2011).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $9,537,000;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,105,498.

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $51,901,158;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,846,098.
Russia’s exports to Ireland in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
10 Cereals 9,537,000 3.37 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 581,243 0.21 420,12938.35
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 655,677 0.23 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 55,357-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 74,197-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 493,886-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,092,867 1.09 2,314,08133.65
29 Organic chemicals 16,732 0.01 22,005-23.96
31 Fertilizers 59,991,936 21.20 111,893,094-46.38
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,851 0.00 88,763-96.79
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 0.00 800-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 485-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,043 0.00 1,22966.23
39 Plastics and articles thereof 33,393 0.01 22,83646.23
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 3,166-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,271,322 0.80 2,062,40510.13
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 211,342 0.07 2,6707,815.43
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 18,681-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 217-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 1,280-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 11,165 0.00 12,754-12.46
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 351 0.00 170106.47
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 133-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 187-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 19,063 0.01 1,0141,779.98
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 1,771-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 461-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 9,990 0.00 18,690-46.55
72 Iron and steel 145,654 0.05 76,35790.75
73 Articles of iron or steel 41,620 0.01 19,579112.57
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,989 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 414,443 0.15 73656,210.19
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 496,577 0.18 217,228128.60
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 38,883-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,636 0.00 331394.26
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 38,459 0.01 1,884,557-97.96
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 2,298,516 0.81 1,624,66341.48
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 102,936 0.04 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9,403,413 3.32 8,297,91513.32
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 59,659 0.02 12,026396.08
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 20,051 0.01 35,836-44.05
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 123-100.00
SS Classified 193,538,232 68.39 24 124 367702.25

Russia’s Imports from Ireland

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 46.95% of Russia’s total imports from Ireland (43.73% in 2011);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 29.66% of Russia’s total imports from Ireland (27.86% in 2011);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 19.60% of Russia’s total imports from Ireland (24.04% in 2011);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.98% of Russia’s total imports from Ireland (1.01% in 2011);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Ireland (1.28% in 2011).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Ireland 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 $45,257,784;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $38,616,970;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $28,394,955;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $24,244,282;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $23,172,797;
  • 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 $19,284,920;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $17,442,894;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $6,449,735;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $5,229,069.

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

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $24,074,944;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $22,175,613;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $18,595,741;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $15,875,554;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $10,685,878;
  • 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 $8,116,528.
Russia’s imports from Ireland in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
01 Live animals 6,569,866 0.48 6,407,6602.53
02 Meat and edible meat offal 59,399,038 4.35 83,473,982-28.84
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 14,977,355 1.10 25,663,233-41.64
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,700,048 0.20 3,097,994-12.85
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 69,140 0.01 1,0116,738.77
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 18,595,741-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 447-100.00
10 Cereals 4,363,314 0.32 1,808,469141.27
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 26,618 0.00 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,147 0.00 2,294-50.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 605,208 0.04 144,933317.58
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 937,007 0.07 342,760173.37
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,831,219 0.21 2,912,171-2.78
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 68,996 0.01 45,16852.75
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 23,216,131 1.70 43,33453,474.86
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,030,578 0.37 4,003,49625.65
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 48,819,506 3.57 70,995,119-31.24
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 97,259,312 7.12 79,816,41821.85
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 652,721 0.05 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 123,339 0.01 133,198-7.40
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,807 0.00 3,7381.85
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 15,875,554-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,684 0.00 3,629-26.04
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 188,882,291 13.83 169,597,37111.37
29 Organic chemicals 15,815,739 1.16 14,296,72010.62
30 Pharmaceutical products 192,891,320 14.12 164,496,36517.26
31 Fertilizers 4,343 0.00 987340.02
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 7,845,552 0.57 5,807,75435.09
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 172,403,146 12.62 133,786,17628.86
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 644,874 0.05 919,304-29.85
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 14,226,298 1.04 7,776,56382.94
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 11,052 0.00 24,944-55.69
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 361,562 0.03 356,4981.42
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 32,326,063 2.37 27,096,99419.30
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,051,310 0.37 4,580,24410.28
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,666,280 0.78 12,357,346-13.68
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 42,089 0.00 24,22273.76
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,428,722 0.40 3,113,57274.36
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 9-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 320,024 0.02 322,187-0.67
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7,614,138 0.56 9,123,279-16.54
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 45,483-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3,329 0.00 2671,146.82
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 747-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 65,541 0.00 64,7961.15
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 862 0.00 368134.24
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 15,153 0.00 3,034399.44
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 116,499 0.01 1,6446,986.31
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 100,506 0.01 97,4033.19
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 5,127 0.00 967430.20
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 49,977 0.00 81,942-39.01
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 26,926 0.00 85,257-68.42
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 815,376 0.06 956,269-14.73
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 198 0.00 5,922-96.66
65 Headgear and parts thereof 9,681 0.00 5331,716.32
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 678-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 789-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 32,561 0.00 37,535-13.25
69 Ceramic products 9,500 0.00 18,731-49.28
70 Glass and glassware 482,997 0.04 269,09679.49
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 65 0.00 223,388-99.97
72 Iron and steel 22,855 0.00 184,512-87.61
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,050,148 0.08 817,94228.39
74 Copper and articles thereof 16,006 0.00 13,09422.24
75 Nickel and articles thereof 943,720 0.07 643,69146.61
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 101,559 0.01 287,731-64.70
80 Tin and articles thereof 2,219 0.00 1,92415.33
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 60,995 0.00 30,146102.33
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,809,274 0.21 2,680,6904.80
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,379,298 0.10 609,347126.36
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 159,873,229 11.71 114,615,44539.49
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 111,341,012 8.15 119,457,540-6.79
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 3,142 0.00 130,885-97.60
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,264,742 0.09 2,110,798-40.08
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 40,755-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 132,634,941 9.71 108,390,65922.37
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 8,570 0.00 6,91223.99
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 589-100.00
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 3,108,372 0.23 1,413,560119.90
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,794,986 0.35 3,513,93136.46
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 17,157,020 1.26 13,492,31927.16
SS Classified 5,177,146 0.38 47 18110,872.95
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia