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

Russia’s Trade with Serbia

In 2012, Russia’s trade with Serbia was $1,707,986,786, down 15.02% ($301,992,862) from 2011.

Russia’s exports to Serbia in 2012 were $742,546,356, down 32.10% ($351,001,536) from 2011.

Russia’s imports from Serbia in 2012 totaled $965,440,430, up 5.35% ($49,008,674) from 2011.

Russia’s trade balance with Serbia went from a surplus of $177,116,136 in 2011, to a deficit of $222,894,074 in 2012.

Serbia was Russia’s 54th largest trading partner in 2012 (down from 46th in 2011), accounting for 0.2028% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2444% in 2011).

Serbia was Russia’s 59th largest export market in 2012 (down from 54th in 2011), accounting for 0.1415% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2116% in 2011).

Serbia was Russia’s 43rd largest supplier in 2012 (up from 44th in 2011), accounting for 0.3043% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.2997% in 2011).

Russia’s Exports to Serbia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 48.26% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (67.32% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 18.51% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (13.79% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.52% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (8.92% in 2011);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.73% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (4.08% in 2011);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.03% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (4.25% in 2011);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.51% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (1.26% in 2011).

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

  • 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 (HS code 86) - an increase of $34,510,729;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $21,018,382;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $9,896,198;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $5,657,329;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,393,663.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Serbia 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 $378,066,700;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $14,768,003;
  • 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 $12,465,996;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $7,398,753;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $5,992,045;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $2,522,354;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $2,330,861.
Russia’s exports to Serbia in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
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 0 0.00 375,119-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 381,077 0.05 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 58 0.00 18,967-99.69
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,119,273 0.15 1,075,9124.03
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 440,801 0.06 564,198-21.87
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 22,974 0.00 22,1833.57
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 44,864 0.01 70,580-36.44
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 79,237 0.01 54,00746.72
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,067,863 0.55 3,293,35223.52
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 348,880 0.05 269,69229.36
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 50,144 0.01 167,914-70.14
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 15,245 0.00 401,850-96.21
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 446,892 0.06 2,969,246-84.95
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 14,579 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,088,973 0.15 877,68324.07
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 79,672 0.01 95,873-16.90
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,998,700 0.54 2,545,16357.11
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 32,562,290 4.39 33,641,772-3.21
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,344,658 0.32 2,099,60011.67
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 356,033,023 47.95 734,099,723-51.50
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 14,953,930 2.01 13,095,73914.19
29 Organic chemicals 1,073,806 0.14 772,65538.98
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,276,821 0.17 28,0394,453.73
31 Fertilizers 87,729,615 11.81 66,711,23331.51
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 321,935 0.04 313,5262.68
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 429,183 0.06 169,344153.44
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 28,440 0.00 74,893-62.03
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 55 0.00 8,074-99.32
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 306,458 0.04 396,003-22.61
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 165,741 0.02 135,16522.62
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,496,046 1.01 5,102,38346.91
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8,885,684 1.20 10,767,480-17.48
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 22 0.00 4450.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3,324 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 779,587 0.10 997,562-21.85
45 Cork and articles of cork 98 0.00 244-59.84
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10,438,066 1.41 12,768,927-18.25
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 17,652 0.00 21,852-19.22
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 2,372-100.00
52 Cotton 742,937 0.10 1,409,150-47.28
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 323 0.00 28,930-98.88
54 Man-made filaments 65,550 0.01 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 15,763 0.00 17,130-7.98
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 72,496 0.01 66,8658.42
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 472 0.00 42610.80
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,623 0.00 607332.13
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 254-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,331 0.00 10,144-57.30
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5,474 0.00 610797.38
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7,159 0.00 484,586-98.52
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 10,450 0.00 17,442-40.09
65 Headgear and parts thereof 26,022 0.00 6334,010.90
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 282,804 0.04 347,423-18.60
69 Ceramic products 817,983 0.11 79,970922.86
70 Glass and glassware 372,456 0.05 257,49344.65
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5,427 0.00 37,665-85.59
72 Iron and steel 13,532,899 1.82 3,636,701272.12
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,739,968 0.77 11,732,013-51.07
74 Copper and articles thereof 112,357,989 15.13 114,501,564-1.87
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,730,486 0.77 20,498,489-72.04
78 Lead and articles thereof 182 0.00 291-37.46
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 189-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,872 0.00 18,246-84.26
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 94,498 0.01 414,583-77.21
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 17,411,854 2.34 11,754,52548.13
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 3,617,287 0.49 16,083,283-77.51
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 39,137,998 5.27 4,627,269745.81
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,431,522 0.33 9,830,275-75.26
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,201,853 0.30 2,289,805-3.84
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 336 0.00 24,468-98.63
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2,979 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 191,415 0.03 224,077-14.58
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 53,456 0.01 129,914-58.85
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 14,429 0.00 3,979262.63
SS Classified 546,397 0.07 1 010 564-45.93

Russia’s Imports from Serbia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 20.12% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (21.27% in 2011);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.84% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (19.21% in 2011);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 19.82% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (22.75% in 2011);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 15.08% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (10.02% in 2011);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.59% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (16.48% in 2011);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.28% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (7.20% in 2011).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $53,583,393;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $18,516,088;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $15,717,835;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $12,041,008;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $10,598,862;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $9,002,023;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $5,707,561;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $5,588,742;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $5,147,200;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3,331,560;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3,306,514.

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $28,806,001;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $18,245,964;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $15,288,370;
  • 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 $12,356,474;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $8,492,302;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $8,338,735;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $4,601,202;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $3,649,161;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $3,326,253.
Russia’s imports from Serbia in 2012 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2011,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2012
over 2011
01 Live animals 10,145 0.00 6,47256.75
02 Meat and edible meat offal 7,289,788 0.76 1,582,227360.73
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 13,276,800 1.38 4,274,777210.58
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 4,484,943 0.46 4,238,6415.81
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 6,896,366 0.71 22,184,736-68.91
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 98,798,639 10.23 127,604,640-22.57
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 58,710 0.01 76,156-22.91
10 Cereals 4,570,794 0.47 4,154,84410.01
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,890,715 0.51 2,410,378102.90
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,101,560 0.42 1,772,886131.35
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 43,123 0.00 58,308-26.04
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 93,544 0.01 143,517-34.82
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,265,347 0.23 1,891,42919.77
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 28,169,747 2.92 16,128,73974.66
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 6,081,425 0.63 4,440,50836.95
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,065,507 0.52 5,362,322-5.54
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,483,747 0.15 57,6712,472.78
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,800,089 0.39 12,138,824-68.69
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 180 0.00 10,818-98.34
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 3,269-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 3,523,411 0.36 4,262,251-17.33
30 Pharmaceutical products 65,693,974 6.80 47,177,88639.25
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,743,352 0.49 5,599,113-15.28
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 60,247 0.01 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 1,086,163 0.11 2,469,045-56.01
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 194,828 0.02 72,701167.99
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 1,690-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 167,343 0.02 36,543357.93
39 Plastics and articles thereof 75,064,739 7.78 71,758,2254.61
40 Rubber and articles thereof 41,042,299 4.25 44,691,460-8.17
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 30,868 0.00 46,960-34.27
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,034,690 0.11 1,005,7222.88
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 50,567,554 5.24 53,893,807-6.17
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9,267,413 0.96 9,184,5040.90
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 760,202 0.08 2,887,935-73.68
52 Cotton 24,306 0.00 20,11520.84
54 Man-made filaments 20,386 0.00 20,578-0.93
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,028 0.00 95,341-97.87
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 276,556 0.03 66,047318.73
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 18,454,594 1.91 17,479,4185.58
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 642,656 0.07 973,285-33.97
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,444,027 0.15 1,476,812-2.22
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 7,004-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 107,844,044 11.17 54,260,65198.75
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,366,501 0.45 3,805,56814.74
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 728,991 0.08 74,017884.90
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 11,706,910 1.21 13,518,576-13.40
65 Headgear and parts thereof 62,181 0.01 17,643252.44
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 1,131-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,222,616 0.13 258,908372.22
69 Ceramic products 2,332,212 0.24 181,9221,181.98
70 Glass and glassware 1,706,282 0.18 2,483,804-31.30
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,331 0.00 450195.78
72 Iron and steel 2,536,609 0.26 7,137,811-64.46
73 Articles of iron or steel 23,651,831 2.45 18,063,08930.94
74 Copper and articles thereof 60,921,483 6.31 79,167,447-23.05
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 43,442,933 4.50 38,295,73313.44
78 Lead and articles thereof 174 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 17,850 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,032,082 0.31 972,566211.76
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7,255,735 0.75 7,378,825-1.67
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 82,449,187 8.54 66,731,35223.55
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 75,966,588 7.87 88,323,062-13.99
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 27,187,488 2.82 35,679,790-23.80
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,262,851 0.44 3,124,55636.43
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,389,710 0.45 1,058,150314.85
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 98 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 33,834,315 3.50 23,235,45345.62
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 372,311 0.04 358,0213.99
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 540,015 0.06 477,08113.19
SS Classified 125,297 0.01 58 546114.01
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia