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

Russia’s Trade with Italy

In 2012, Russia’s trade with Italy was $45,733,217,131, down 0.71% ($326,791,524) from 2011.

Russia’s exports to Italy in 2012 were $32,301,074,666, down 1.09% ($356,584,636) from 2011.

Russia’s imports from Italy in 2012 totaled $13,432,142,465, up 0.22% ($29,793,112) from 2011.

Russia’s trade surplus with Italy in 2012 was $18,868,932,201, a 2.01% decrease ($386,377,748) over 2011.

Italy was Russia’s 4th largest trading partner in 2012 (up from 5th in 2011), accounting for 5.4315% of Russia’s total trade (down from 5.6001% in 2011).

Italy was Russia’s 4th largest export market in 2012 (just as in 2011), accounting for 6.1557% of Russia’s total exports (down from 6.3202% in 2011).

Italy was Russia’s 8th largest supplier in 2012 (down from 7th in 2011), accounting for 4.2338% of Russia’s total imports (down from 4.3833% in 2011).

Russia’s Exports to Italy

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 82.92% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (84.50% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.13% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (10.49% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.58% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (2.63% in 2011);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.10% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (0.99% in 2011).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $577,163,773;
  • 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 $115,064,150.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Italy 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 $750,470,394;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $102,311,785.
Russia’s exports to Italy in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,240 0.00 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 92,484 0.00 154,771-40.24
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 21,788,035 0.07 16,305,08233.63
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 986,554 0.00 1,216,652-18.91
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 25,285 0.00 16715,040.72
10 Cereals 106,646,082 0.33 133,200,177-19.94
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 7,751 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 12,920,962 0.04 7,330,96076.25
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 1,047,688 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 120,529,557 0.37 102,134,23418.01
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,036,040 0.01 2,730,053-25.42
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 411,756 0.00 464,933-11.44
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 34,786 0.00 1,4052,375.87
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 42,120 0.00 93,610-55.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 243,372 0.00 442,062-44.95
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,291,925 0.00 716,03480.43
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 86,671,426 0.27 59,712,14645.15
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 267,823 0.00 253,2265.76
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 241,859 0.00 3,091,405-92.18
26 Ores, slag and ash 54,094,992 0.17 112,758,722-52.03
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 26,730,817,937 82.76 27,481,288,331-2.73
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 671,758,602 2.08 556,694,45220.67
29 Organic chemicals 12,903,822 0.04 12,563,8242.71
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,155,823 0.01 3,705,188-41.82
31 Fertilizers 35,236,306 0.11 36,199,744-2.66
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 786,197 0.00 1,894,096-58.49
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,106,726 0.02 3,350,68482.25
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 735,718 0.00 1,440,311-48.92
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 15,465 0.00 31,208-50.45
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,359 0.00 2,70024.41
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,108,047 0.01 2,164,304-2.60
39 Plastics and articles thereof 48,700,339 0.15 83,994,436-42.02
40 Rubber and articles thereof 52,975,144 0.16 155,286,929-65.89
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 122,503,963 0.38 134,098,511-8.65
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,737,654 0.01 8,99219,224.44
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 38,277,927 0.12 20,589,72885.91
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 78,764,921 0.24 101,963,571-22.75
45 Cork and articles of cork 85 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 15,242,362 0.05 8,380,18681.89
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 44,794,107 0.14 52,640,240-14.91
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,737,962 0.01 6,762,915-59.52
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 74,353 0.00 114,436-35.03
52 Cotton 2,879,595 0.01 4,177,658-31.07
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 779,552 0.00 1,781,750-56.25
54 Man-made filaments 1,775,090 0.01 4,513,907-60.68
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,039,935 0.01 4,168,406-51.06
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 918 0.00 1,678-45.29
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 112,363 0.00 77,32645.31
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 21,245 0.00 180,466-88.23
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 38,129-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 531,525 0.00 23,0912,201.87
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,197,766 0.01 120,0641,730.50
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 631,128 0.00 519,25721.54
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,286,643 0.00 475,380170.66
65 Headgear and parts thereof 95,273 0.00 205,924-53.73
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,092 0.00 100992.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 43,238 0.00 117,042-63.06
69 Ceramic products 25,141 0.00 31,849-21.06
70 Glass and glassware 3,942,698 0.01 3,245,02221.50
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,787,116 0.01 1,202,443214.95
72 Iron and steel 3,784,125,411 11.72 3,206,961,63818.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 16,277,641 0.05 21,679,325-24.92
74 Copper and articles thereof 33,111,786 0.10 20,751,36459.56
75 Nickel and articles thereof 349,945 0.00 4,940,648-92.92
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 76,277,875 0.24 170,721,269-55.32
78 Lead and articles thereof 2,330,379 0.01 214,654985.64
80 Tin and articles thereof 180 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,317,804 0.01 1,861,366131.97
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 254,216 0.00 85,157198.53
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 95,242 0.00 33,158187.24
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 18,388,307 0.06 22,675,112-18.91
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 22,410,191 0.07 13,740,77263.09
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 874,384 0.00 55,6231,471.98
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7,678,563 0.02 9,110,115-15.71
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,210,000 0.00 1,422,000-14.91
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,787,987 0.01 2,869,876-2.85
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 11,223 0.00 6871,533.62
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 9,868 0.00 2,245339.55
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 5,306,731 0.02 10,909,911-51.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 436,935 0.00 537,455-18.70
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 227,227 0.00 8,5782,548.95
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 18,169 0.00 31,679-42.65
SS Classified 26,602,728 0.08 44 386 753-40.07

Russia’s Imports from Italy

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 48.63% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (48.99% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.49% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (15.77% in 2011);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.56% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (9.56% in 2011);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.77% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (6.91% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.42% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (6.83% in 2011);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.22% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (2.36% in 2011).

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $152,854,580;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $67,775,252.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Italy 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 $139,054,958;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $113,123,854;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $58,826,648;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $51,624,888;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $48,908,230.
Russia’s imports from Italy in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
01 Live animals 40,829 0.00 51,834-21.23
02 Meat and edible meat offal 68,654,674 0.51 75,190,312-8.69
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,268,799 0.01 886,30343.16
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 45,307,375 0.34 38,632,91417.28
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,424,331 0.02 3,291,635-26.35
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 15,459,688 0.12 10,328,67349.68
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 23,708,741 0.18 14,904,79859.07
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 218,047,535 1.62 229,912,026-5.16
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 58,285,034 0.43 49,173,94518.53
10 Cereals 4,014,273 0.03 3,617,11310.98
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,635,147 0.02 3,047,015-13.52
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 24,857,222 0.19 31,157,453-20.22
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 740,393 0.01 747,923-1.01
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 25,385 0.00 22,85311.08
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 50,297,496 0.37 47,568,8265.74
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 19,417,160 0.14 21,713,016-10.57
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 10,185,046 0.08 8,321,12522.40
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 65,348,008 0.49 43,407,15550.55
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 102,399,305 0.76 92,772,55310.38
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 52,087,599 0.39 58,500,018-10.96
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 32,011,760 0.24 30,034,9176.58
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 433,459,364 3.23 453,853,228-4.49
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 23,906,296 0.18 27,580,834-13.32
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 29,845,968 0.22 36,280,266-17.73
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6,817,192 0.05 3,508,42394.31
26 Ores, slag and ash 13,990,861 0.10 9,599,87745.74
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 34,777,725 0.26 27,516,37926.39
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 11,178,631 0.08 9,222,36621.21
29 Organic chemicals 97,324,789 0.72 156,151,437-37.67
30 Pharmaceutical products 694,432,374 5.17 733,104,382-5.28
31 Fertilizers 6,012,833 0.04 6,649,643-9.58
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 175,363,859 1.31 168,181,9754.27
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 254,557,439 1.90 246,040,2813.46
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 65,699,033 0.49 60,734,9658.17
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 37,000,522 0.28 38,410,604-3.67
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,916,034 0.01 1,281,72849.49
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 5,088,606 0.04 6,037,130-15.71
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 124,296,085 0.93 119,359,0924.14
39 Plastics and articles thereof 497,901,495 3.71 457,714,6158.78
40 Rubber and articles thereof 110,202,878 0.82 110,920,350-0.65
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 20,672,843 0.15 23,031,191-10.24
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 132,253,474 0.98 127,771,8543.51
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 29,816,498 0.22 27,508,9778.39
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 90,933,614 0.68 85,683,5156.13
45 Cork and articles of cork 64,345 0.00 636,535-89.89
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 130,162 0.00 174,458-25.39
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 15,790 0.00 78,069-79.77
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 128,032,827 0.95 122,295,3384.69
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 79,213,484 0.59 107,313,902-26.19
50 Silk 1,383,135 0.01 1,058,61130.66
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 3,999,241 0.03 6,205,548-35.55
52 Cotton 3,868,428 0.03 3,619,0516.89
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 544,251 0.00 520,9654.47
54 Man-made filaments 8,763,719 0.07 11,458,214-23.52
55 Man-made staple fibers 32,075,324 0.24 31,030,8383.37
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 45,908,616 0.34 43,120,9206.46
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3,082,231 0.02 2,324,61932.59
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3,759,057 0.03 3,552,8905.80
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 13,106,517 0.10 14,518,192-9.72
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 6,992,794 0.05 7,182,098-2.64
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 207,263,974 1.54 256,172,204-19.09
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 231,724,813 1.73 224,436,6363.25
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 11,816,509 0.09 10,465,04212.91
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 325,256,448 2.42 302,258,2167.61
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8,044,593 0.06 7,284,73010.43
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 749,190 0.01 856,124-12.49
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 757,060 0.01 392,66392.80
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 43,531,892 0.32 50,369,720-13.58
69 Ceramic products 154,980,239 1.15 154,211,8000.50
70 Glass and glassware 56,383,968 0.42 61,043,259-7.63
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 60,154,724 0.45 65,529,046-8.20
72 Iron and steel 64,534,567 0.48 61,422,3055.07
73 Articles of iron or steel 407,545,113 3.03 459,170,001-11.24
74 Copper and articles thereof 57,544,243 0.43 65,442,401-12.07
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3,562,771 0.03 977,526264.47
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 193,947,827 1.44 193,495,5300.23
78 Lead and articles thereof 398,934 0.00 495,649-19.51
79 Zinc and articles thereof 560,991 0.00 3,416,318-83.58
80 Tin and articles thereof 45,648 0.00 52,254-12.64
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,827,473 0.01 835,885118.63
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 57,972,324 0.43 54,751,6495.88
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 75,063,701 0.56 75,404,726-0.45
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,499,705,379 33.50 4,638,760,337-3.00
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 838,860,043 6.25 842,421,331-0.42
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 12,073,973 0.09 10,616,00913.73
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 753,290,392 5.61 600,435,81225.46
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 11,121,400 0.08 124,245,254-91.05
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 417,113,636 3.11 349,338,38419.40
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4,273,153 0.03 4,113,4143.88
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2,027,432 0.02 2,195,090-7.64
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 594,994,960 4.43 597,857,832-0.48
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 53,148,017 0.40 37,568,91041.47
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 32,168,927 0.24 21,930,56746.69
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4,990,070 0.04 1,269,057293.21
SS Classified 219,103,947 1.63 68 597 905219.40
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia