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Russian trade with Australia 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 Australia in 2013: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Australia

In 2013, Russia’s trade with Australia was $887,185,200, down 11.81% ($118,785,601) from 2012.

Russia’s exports to Australia in 2013 were $72,034,878, down 32.50% ($34,682,136) from 2012.

Russia’s imports from Australia in 2013 were $815,150,322, down 9.35% ($84,103,465) from 2012.

Russia’s trade deficit with Australia in 2013 was $743,115,444, a 6.24% decrease ($49,421,329) over 2012.

Australia was Russia’s 71st largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 67th in 2012), accounting for 0.1053% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1195% in 2012).

Australia was Russia’s 105th largest export market in 2013 (down from 99th in 2012), accounting for 0.0137% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0203% in 2012).

Australia was Russia’s 46th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 44th in 2012), accounting for 0.2588% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.2834% in 2012).

Russia’s Exports to Australia

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 65.99% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (63.66% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.14% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (5.21% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.30% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (2.28% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.78% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (5.45% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.73% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (10.31% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.58% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (11.73% in 2012).

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $3,562,045;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $1,889,164;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $481,909;
  • 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 $362,452;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $351,732;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $291,042.

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $19,155,168;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $12,095,715;
  • 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 $7,831,754;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $810,201;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $731,598;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $455,623;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $323,569;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $277,041.
Russia’s exports to Australia in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 48,191 0.07 37,88527.20
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 893-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 4,364 0.01 1,276242.01
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,562,285 4.95 2401,484,185.42
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 20,255 0.03 73,296-72.37
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 42,142 0.06 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 486,706 0.68 4,79710,046.05
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 169,022 0.23 234,573-27.94
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 325,620 0.45 381,432-14.63
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 26,564 0.04 27,196-2.32
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 12,783 0.02 16,001-20.11
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 103,009 0.14 61,60767.20
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 12,310 0.02 4,165195.56
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,883,047 2.61 1,592,00518.28
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 126 0.00 0
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 610-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 417,100 0.58 12,512,815-96.67
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 16,000,054 22.21 16,455,677-2.77
29 Organic chemicals 1,562,265 2.17 2,372,466-34.15
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 12,060-100.00
31 Fertilizers 29,034,808 40.31 48,189,976-39.75
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 40,672 0.06 8494,690.58
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 523,411 0.73 431,73621.23
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 0.00 124,631-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,111 0.01 2,47266.30
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 16,753 0.02 6,044177.18
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 6,149 0.01 2,411155.04
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 117,374 0.16 54,372115.87
39 Plastics and articles thereof 232,927 0.32 244,221-4.62
40 Rubber and articles thereof 552 0.00 34,691-98.41
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 409 0.00 2,152-80.99
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,431,048 6.15 4,644,800-4.60
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 434,873 0.60 1,166,471-62.72
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 16,004 0.02 4,807232.93
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 56,792 0.08 65,758-13.63
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 173 0.00 25592.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 222 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,225 0.00 31,362-96.09
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 705 0.00 90,430-99.22
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 271,484 0.38 231,90117.07
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 56,248 0.08 67,339-16.47
65 Headgear and parts thereof 630 0.00 210200.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 88 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 51,758 0.07 0
69 Ceramic products 4,374 0.01 0
70 Glass and glassware 19,407 0.03 16,91514.73
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8,897 0.01 3,586148.10
72 Iron and steel 3,832,766 5.32 1,943,60297.20
73 Articles of iron or steel 112,496 0.16 63,17478.07
74 Copper and articles thereof 768 0.00 918-16.34
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,200,360 3.05 2,122,8993.65
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 897 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,142,664 1.59 1,419,705-19.51
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 16,079 0.02 8,67785.31
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 826,058 1.15 474,32674.15
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 1,373,032 1.91 9,204,786-85.08
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 369,254 0.51 692,823-46.70
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 841,267 1.17 632,75632.95
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 534 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 19,529-100.00
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 1,216,736 1.69 854,28442.43
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 42,987 0.06 26,40062.83
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 195 0.00 837-76.70
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5,300 0.01 1148,081.82
SS Classified 46,548 0.06 46 1340.90

Russia’s Imports from Australia

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 41.97% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (35.95% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 38.54% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (47.50% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 15.76% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (11.32% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.53% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (0.85% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.35% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (2.62% in 2012).

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

  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $24,834,383;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $19,195,302;
  • 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 $9,165,840;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $6,167,217;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $6,054,813;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $4,923,161;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $2,998,772;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $2,695,017.

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

  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $116,283,246;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $21,984,529;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $13,689,514;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $5,542,163;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $3,418,471.
Russia’s imports from Australia in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
01 Live animals 78,796,846 9.67 92,486,360-14.80
02 Meat and edible meat offal 187,931,634 23.05 191,350,105-1.79
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,022,061 0.13 605,51368.79
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 43,832,710 5.38 18,998,327130.72
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,054 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 34,422 0.00 25,38235.62
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 177,299 0.02 30,209486.91
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 6,918,272 0.85 4,223,25563.81
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 57,260 0.01 105,934-45.95
10 Cereals 32,758 0.00 8,836270.73
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 93,605 0.01 203,154-53.92
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 978,384 0.12 572,76970.82
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 32,514 0.00 43,378-25.04
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 347,208 0.04 95,043265.32
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 34,282 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 49,686 0.01 139,850-64.47
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 709,153 0.09 714,708-0.78
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 832,758 0.10 704,56918.19
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 587,949 0.07 664,362-11.50
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,317,296 1.51 7,394,13566.58
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 7,315,021 0.90 4,954,90147.63
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,658,937 0.33 1,408,44088.79
26 Ores, slag and ash 170,304 0.02 22,154,833-99.23
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 26,409 0.00 6,535304.12
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 282,502,025 34.66 398,785,271-29.16
29 Organic chemicals 61,442 0.01 422,991-85.47
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,436,447 0.79 6,412,4160.37
31 Fertilizers 52 0.00 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 364,952 0.04 334,8798.98
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,247,253 0.28 1,606,43139.89
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 741,994 0.09 780,256-4.90
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5,093,464 0.62 2,094,692143.16
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 1,258-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,875,459 0.72 5,618,8014.57
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,641,097 1.06 8,676,164-0.40
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,158,566 0.26 2,398,030-9.99
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 9,797,414 1.20 8,333,69817.56
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 15,609 0.00 109,596-85.76
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 12,567 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8,585 0.00 147,354-94.17
45 Cork and articles of cork 45 0.00 2580.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 69,644 0.01 92,722-24.89
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 16,158 0.00 56,852-71.58
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 265-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 205 0.00 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 80,406 0.01 95,270-15.60
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 53,385 0.01 25,617108.40
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 120,237 0.01 100,99719.05
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 30,972 0.00 8,257275.10
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 85,529 0.01 9,775774.98
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 48,364 0.01 33,69543.53
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 16,303 0.00 136,020-88.01
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 28,499 0.00 47,444-39.93
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 5,294 0.00 264,512-98.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5,584 0.00 3,31868.29
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 5 0.00 36-86.11
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 82,050 0.01 23,071255.64
69 Ceramic products 834,034 0.10 812,6502.63
70 Glass and glassware 416,302 0.05 420,389-0.97
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,413,920 0.17 3,213,717-56.00
72 Iron and steel 71,473 0.01 1,267,349-94.36
73 Articles of iron or steel 11,126,574 1.36 5,071,761119.38
74 Copper and articles thereof 115,738 0.01 37,813206.08
75 Nickel and articles thereof 25,346 0.00 17,09948.23
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 49,225 0.01 71,247-30.91
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 1,357-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 986,210 0.12 1,091,067-9.61
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 100,386 0.01 57,63174.19
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 80,722,574 9.90 61,527,27231.20
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 14,906,324 1.83 5,740,484159.67
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 108,841 0.01 64,29769.28
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9,019,755 1.11 14,561,918-38.06
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 34,435 0.00 2,414,841-98.57
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 23,676,481 2.90 17,509,26435.22
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 84 0.00 8,415-99.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 2,209-100.00
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 922,421 0.11 1,284,715-28.20
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 288,543 0.04 175,07264.81
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 78,562 0.01 115,867-32.20
SS Classified 692,666 0.08 277 042150.02
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia