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

Russia’s Trade with Israel

In 2012, Russia’s trade with Israel totaled $2,916,766,610, up 2.36% ($67,162,667) from 2011.

Russia’s exports to Israel in 2012 were $1,631,076,187, down 7.17% ($125,889,092) from 2011.

Russia’s imports from Israel in 2012 totaled $1,285,690,423, up 17.67% ($193,051,759) from 2011.

Russia’s trade surplus with Israel in 2012 was $345,385,764, a 48.01% decrease ($318,940,851) over 2011.

Israel was Russia’s 39th largest trading partner in 2012 (up from 40th in 2011), accounting for 0.3464% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3465% in 2011).

Israel was Russia’s 43rd largest export market in 2012 (down from 42nd in 2011), accounting for 0.3108% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.3400% in 2011).

Israel was Russia’s 37th largest supplier in 2012 (up from 40th in 2011), accounting for 0.4052% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.3574% in 2011).

Russia’s Exports to Israel

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 36.90% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (44.74% in 2011);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 33.97% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (27.27% in 2011);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.14% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (13.73% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.38% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (7.44% in 2011);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.78% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (2.08% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.59% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (1.29% in 2011);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.08% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (0.73% in 2011).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Israel 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 $82,693,409;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $65,320,967;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $13,513,028;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $9,119,257;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $7,207,013.

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

  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $184,247,162;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $39,963,080;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $11,231,902;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $7,776,448;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - a decrease of $7,177,805.
Russia’s exports to Israel in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
01 Live animals 0 0.00 182-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 45,020 0.00 317,327-85.81
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 61,511 0.00 26,218134.61
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,182,776 0.07 2,982,244-60.34
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 49,950 0.00 3,8571,195.05
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 285,644 0.02 688,486-58.51
10 Cereals 241,512,382 14.81 176,191,41537.07
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,505,476 0.15 42,468,556-94.10
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 11,200 0.00 1,0001,020.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 1,134-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,859,124 0.18 1,017,553180.98
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 355,158 0.02 29,7551,093.61
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 347,992 0.02 321,9708.08
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,222,075 0.07 1,253,355-2.50
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 924,156 0.06 754,64822.46
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,559,082 0.10 1,742,544-10.53
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,738,991 0.11 1,986,390-12.45
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,605,581 0.28 4,457,9113.31
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 20,279,364 1.24 6,766,336199.71
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 137,907-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 18,306,431 1.12 26,082,879-29.81
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 535,721,103 32.84 453,027,69418.25
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,881,411 0.12 545,655244.80
29 Organic chemicals 8,344,305 0.51 4,938,16068.98
30 Pharmaceutical products 609,427 0.04 368,59365.34
31 Fertilizers 1,860,165 0.11 5,293,120-64.86
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 37,034 0.00 72,984-49.26
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 13,908 0.00 12,31312.95
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 19,960 0.00 109,528-81.78
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,758 0.00 277,174-99.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 411 0.00 29,200-98.59
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,893,674 0.42 5,261,11031.03
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,236,998 0.38 5,717,5879.08
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,588 0.00 10,626-56.82
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8,656 0.00 62,491-86.15
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 13,921,245 0.85 18,162,829-23.35
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 214,177-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12,577,260 0.77 14,931,929-15.77
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,496,098 0.15 3,295,522-24.26
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 522 0.00 210148.57
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 109 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,311 0.00 27,516-91.60
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,549 0.00 6,351-75.61
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 23,463 0.00 5,191351.99
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 189,163 0.01 125,37550.88
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 11,318 0.00 8,21337.81
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,130 0.00 772,666.23
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,370 0.00 21,644-75.19
69 Ceramic products 32,584 0.00 18,20978.94
70 Glass and glassware 58,439 0.00 45,62928.07
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 601,803,838 36.90 786,051,000-23.44
72 Iron and steel 81,010,447 4.97 73,803,4349.77
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,315,109 0.08 1,683,994-21.91
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 206,088-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 114,406 0.01 51,687121.34
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 26,449,532 1.62 37,681,434-29.81
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,810,340 0.11 381,260374.83
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 9,712,323 0.60 16,890,128-42.50
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 14,097 0.00 14,516-2.89
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,631 0.00 7,515-78.30
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 681,776 0.04 1,233,330-44.72
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 4,905,995 0.30 8,500,203-42.28
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 2,642 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,844 0.00 0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 9,144,407 0.56 25,15036,259.47
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,826,094 0.17 3,060,741-7.67
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 466 0.00 164184.15
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 70,260 0.00 78,957-11.01
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 163,547 0.01 147,39810.96
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8,788 0.00 6812,823.53
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 45,055 0.00 16,185178.38
SS Classified 2,183,718 0.13 47 311 253-95.38

Russia’s Imports from Israel

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 32.56% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (37.60% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 31.69% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (28.96% in 2011);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 25.08% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (24.92% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.73% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (3.22% in 2011);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.50% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (1.18% in 2011);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.18% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (1.14% in 2011).

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $105,457,865;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $36,015,970;
  • 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 $29,981,638;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $9,144,817;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $8,887,822;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $6,587,555;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $6,060,629.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $17,106,989;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $14,818,080;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $8,939,076;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $7,685,834;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $6,513,581;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $4,546,525.
Russia’s imports from Israel in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
01 Live animals 831,512 0.06 648,02728.31
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 601,355 0.05 268,548123.93
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 271-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 26,762,255 2.08 25,507,1754.92
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 234,395,927 18.23 240,909,508-2.70
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 84,411,747 6.57 75,523,92511.77
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 285,178 0.02 176,84961.26
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6,234 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,399,459 0.34 3,131,08840.51
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,706,796 0.13 1,211,04640.94
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 387 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 84,098 0.01 108,987-22.84
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 68,841 0.01 40,37970.49
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,707,708 0.13 1,620,0055.41
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 46,531 0.00 1,7942,493.70
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,421,205 0.19 2,417,2280.16
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 50,706,993 3.94 50,457,4310.49
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8,749,977 0.68 7,731,82713.17
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,209,100 0.09 1,041,68216.07
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 191,557 0.01 30,685524.27
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9,105,898 0.71 9,241,718-1.47
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,921,102 0.15 1,145,93167.65
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 8,475,450 0.66 7,309,78415.95
29 Organic chemicals 14,003,333 1.09 28,821,413-51.41
30 Pharmaceutical products 244,897,806 19.05 139,439,94175.63
31 Fertilizers 3,703,863 0.29 12,642,939-70.70
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 12,273,585 0.95 12,307,498-0.28
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 29,702,927 2.31 20,558,11044.48
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 9,853,069 0.77 7,952,87423.89
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 56,773 0.00 32,43775.03
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 228,901 0.02 10,7592,027.53
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,738,244 0.76 17,424,078-44.11
39 Plastics and articles thereof 67,535,314 5.25 64,496,2124.71
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,976,228 0.54 5,444,25528.14
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 48,433 0.00 21,088129.67
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 451,642 0.04 170,327165.16
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 26 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 63,716 0.00 132,229-51.81
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,579,991 0.28 5,142,906-30.39
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,281,085 0.18 2,277,8480.14
52 Cotton 1,713,279 0.13 2,541,701-32.59
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 2-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 502,412 0.04 755,306-33.48
55 Man-made staple fibers 8,804 0.00 9,588-8.18
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 11,492,933 0.89 5,432,304111.57
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 300,001 0.02 127,655135.01
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 412,995 0.03 298138,488.93
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,994,004 0.23 1,946,41753.82
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 577,102 0.04 516,67711.69
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 99,954 0.01 284,420-64.86
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,083,861 0.08 1,214,686-10.77
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 151,401 0.01 93,26462.34
65 Headgear and parts thereof 855 0.00 7799.76
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 77-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 746,897 0.06 824,259-9.39
69 Ceramic products 89,486 0.01 148,816-39.87
70 Glass and glassware 1,269,113 0.10 2,555,666-50.34
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 15,111,320 1.18 12,486,39021.02
72 Iron and steel 91,769 0.01 80,44714.07
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,886,964 0.30 8,433,489-53.91
74 Copper and articles thereof 198,429 0.02 2,089,741-90.50
75 Nickel and articles thereof 117,810 0.01 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,766,933 0.14 1,729,3842.17
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 240,130 0.02 157,22252.73
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 28,564,873 2.22 21,977,31829.97
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 223,936 0.02 759,290-70.51
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 74,215,215 5.77 91,322,204-18.73
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 136,945,364 10.65 106,963,72628.03
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 4,476,667 0.35 1,861,993140.42
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 535,075 0.04 353,17651.50
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 1,575,392-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 106,271,611 8.27 70,255,64151.26
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 71,845 0.01 51,93338.34
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 581-100.00
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 9,927,851 0.77 7,493,66332.48
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,466,871 0.19 3,157,637-21.88
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 22,545 0.00 24,440-7.75
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,501 0.00 2,00075.05
SS Classified 35,624,371 2.77 12 280290,000.74
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia