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Russian trade with Armenia in 2013

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Armenia in 2013: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Armenia

In 2013, Russia’s trade with Armenia totaled $1,350,359,337, up 10.60% ($129,464,289) from 2012.

Russia’s exports to Armenia in 2013 totaled $997,964,733, up 8.45% ($77,784,305) from 2012.

Russia’s imports from Armenia in 2013 totaled $352,394,604, up 17.19% ($51,679,984) from 2012.

Russia’s trade surplus with Armenia in 2013 was $645,570,129, a 4.21% increase ($26,104,321) over 2012.

Armenia was Russia’s 65th largest trading partner in 2013 (just as in 2012), accounting for 0.1603% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1450% in 2012).

Armenia was Russia’s 56th largest export market in 2013 (up from 57th in 2012), accounting for 0.1893% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1754% in 2012).

Armenia was Russia’s 65th largest supplier in 2013 (just as in 2012), accounting for 0.1119% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0948% in 2012).

Russia’s Exports to Armenia

The major share of Russian exports to Armenia in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 54.31% of Russia’s total exports to Armenia (52.34% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.03% of Russia’s total exports to Armenia (18.95% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.81% of Russia’s total exports to Armenia (11.22% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.66% of Russia’s total exports to Armenia (7.05% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.14% of Russia’s total exports to Armenia (4.27% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.73% of Russia’s total exports to Armenia (1.05% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Armenia in 2013 over 2012 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 $60,434,889;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $21,110,965;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $9,895,691;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $6,706,474;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $3,615,382;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $3,097,295.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Armenia in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $14,910,139;
  • 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 $10,618,577;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $5,400,467;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $3,270,645.
Russia’s exports to Armenia in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
01 Live animals 37,726 0.00 37,3041.13
02 Meat and edible meat offal 760,035 0.08 43,2801,656.09
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 31,921 0.00 104,411-69.43
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,987,646 0.30 2,814,3626.16
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,755 0.00 4951,264.65
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 3,538 0.00 36,681-90.35
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 807,198 0.08 1,027,909-21.47
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 40,189 0.00 44,712-10.12
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,053,030 0.11 1,193,779-11.79
10 Cereals 51,948,513 5.21 66,858,652-22.30
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,718,500 0.37 1,968,05288.94
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,533,939 0.25 1,678,55850.96
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 35,700 0.00 13,162171.24
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 26,375,981 2.64 22,760,59915.88
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,387,202 0.14 1,192,92416.29
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,570,645 0.26 2,394,0997.37
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 19,573,051 1.96 19,134,3242.29
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 10,693,538 1.07 8,927,80219.78
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,899,714 0.49 1,802,419171.84
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 13,789,639 1.38 11,161,83323.54
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 19,653,120 1.97 18,865,2774.18
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 565,639 0.06 448,44226.13
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 6,438,313 0.65 11,838,780-45.62
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 192,125 0.02 120,07960.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 70,515 0.01 175,196-59.75
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 541,769,695 54.29 481,334,80612.56
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 667,616 0.07 447,46649.20
29 Organic chemicals 2,661,843 0.27 1,733,11053.59
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,499,180 0.75 6,220,66420.55
31 Fertilizers 44,237 0.00 88,104-49.79
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,441,126 0.14 1,575,751-8.54
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,400,995 0.54 4,458,38921.14
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 7,039,784 0.71 5,915,51119.01
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 294,971 0.03 206,34642.95
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,176,405 0.12 1,593,694-26.18
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,746 0.00 4,019-31.67
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,083,120 0.41 3,409,07719.77
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,145,199 0.32 2,481,21326.76
40 Rubber and articles thereof 17,863,605 1.79 11,157,13160.11
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 79,805 0.01 76,8203.89
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 507,868 0.05 142,531256.32
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 563,084 0.06 16,1383,389.18
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,594,510 0.26 4,058,823-36.08
45 Cork and articles of cork 14,820 0.00 11,53128.52
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 491-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 243,142-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,140,759 0.31 2,909,4887.95
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,244,939 0.12 1,464,278-14.98
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 39,872 0.00 46,362-14.00
52 Cotton 362,631 0.04 310,88716.64
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 5,019 0.00 9,783-48.70
54 Man-made filaments 6,221 0.00 20,708-69.96
55 Man-made staple fibers 75,993 0.01 58,58329.72
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 120,016 0.01 94,50926.99
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 114 0.00 143-20.28
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4,333 0.00 17,912-75.81
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 279,802 0.03 458,230-38.94
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3,380 0.00 1,412139.38
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,331,502 0.13 596,401123.26
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 807,733 0.08 621,44429.98
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 425,193 0.04 166,553155.29
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,535,512 0.15 1,129,04236.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,041,081 0.10 27,5043,685.20
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 20,926 0.00 20,5971.60
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,085,932 0.11 1,221,256-11.08
69 Ceramic products 895,489 0.09 579,52454.52
70 Glass and glassware 3,988,054 0.40 1,983,955101.02
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7,242,937 0.73 9,643,065-24.89
72 Iron and steel 2,806,311 0.28 1,731,43962.08
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,465,590 0.95 10,134,577-6.60
74 Copper and articles thereof 200,285 0.02 287,771-30.40
75 Nickel and articles thereof 225,626 0.02 149,27251.15
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 71,283,507 7.14 50,172,54242.08
78 Lead and articles thereof 12,395 0.00 18,116-31.58
79 Zinc and articles thereof 398 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 62,686 0.01 50,20324.87
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,587,035 0.16 1,472,2157.80
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 746,283 0.07 902,047-17.27
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 64,110,691 6.42 54,215,00018.25
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 12,318,191 1.23 22,936,768-46.30
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 403,271 0.04 935,552-56.89
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 17,083,860 1.71 20,354,505-16.07
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 16,050 0.00 156,950-89.77
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,961,880 0.40 4,622,869-14.30
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,962 0.00 3,696-46.92
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 4,853 0.00 8,782-44.74
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 1,747,293 0.18 1,480,69318.01
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 303,668 0.03 209,79444.75
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,375,372 0.14 1,114,33923.42
SS Classified 19,565,307 1.96 28 023 774-30.18

Russia’s Imports from Armenia

The major share of Russian imports from Armenia in 2013 (and in 2012) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 78.61% of Russia’s total imports from Armenia (73.87% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 11.48% of Russia’s total imports from Armenia (9.11% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.09% of Russia’s total imports from Armenia (4.13% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.20% of Russia’s total imports from Armenia (0.68% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.16% of Russia’s total imports from Armenia (1.11% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Armenia in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $24,420,553;
  • 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) - an increase of $13,062,962;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $12,986,418;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $7,502,900;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $4,465,535;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $2,476,353;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $1,294,251;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $1,105,554.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Armenia in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Armenia in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 31,676,417 8.99 18,689,99969.48
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7,092,801 2.01 2,627,266169.97
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,843,911 0.52 1,069,76972.37
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8,357,689 2.37 854,789877.75
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 25,464,247 7.23 22,987,89410.77
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,628,924 0.75 2,423,5118.48
10 Cereals 0 0.00 247-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 65,395 0.02 63,3713.19
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 163,784 0.05 72,586125.64
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,456,284 0.41 1,517,496-4.03
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 21,811 0.01 8,987142.70
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 60,882 0.02 23,622157.73
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 36,782 0.01 37,393-1.63
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 13,884,246 3.94 12,589,99510.28
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,026,161 0.29 1,169,003-12.22
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 179,778,300 51.02 155,357,74715.72
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,449,066 0.98 2,658,34529.74
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,092,632 0.59 1,518,45337.81
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 85,000 0.02 0
29 Organic chemicals 616 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,259,425 0.36 994,20326.68
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,185,395 0.34 726,17463.24
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 57,939 0.02 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 51,189 0.01 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 79,428 0.02 67,91416.95
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 877,804 0.25 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 624,574 0.18 210,234197.09
40 Rubber and articles thereof 16,123 0.00 35,922-55.12
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 125 0.00 4,722-97.35
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 3,192-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 87,646 0.02 12,892579.85
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 2,970-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 16,256 0.00 64,456-74.78
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 486,645 0.14 347,52440.03
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 8,323 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 14,778-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 831,295 0.24 560,70748.26
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,505,116 0.43 1,014,06348.42
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 38,352 0.01 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,706,346 0.48 1,759,489-3.02
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,544 0.00 1,923-19.71
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 8,469,794 2.40 7,364,24015.01
69 Ceramic products 1,085,029 0.31 569,57690.50
70 Glass and glassware 83,337 0.02 119,206-30.09
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 40,447,374 11.48 27,384,41247.70
72 Iron and steel 356,436 0.10 344103,515.12
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,114,444 0.32 1,012,69510.05
74 Copper and articles thereof 13,318 0.00 9,07546.75
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 283,934 0.08 168,53068.48
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 75,631 0.02 96,864-21.92
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 873,873 0.25 930,216-6.06
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,088,677 0.88 4,071,302-24.14
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 5,363,865 1.52 4,841,95410.78
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 176,508 0.05 100,55875.53
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 10,922 0.00 259,149-95.79
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,232,946 0.63 3,159,878-29.33
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 679,403 0.19 715,713-5.07
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 19,890 0.01 18,3238.55
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 750 0.00 4,530-83.44
SS Classified 0 0.00 20 396 419-100.00

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia