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

Russia’s Trade with Belgium

In 2013, Russia’s trade with Belgium totaled $11,760,443,484, up 4.14% ($467,383,183) from 2012.

Russia’s exports to Belgium in 2013 totaled $7,726,441,261, up 13.58% ($923,688,932) from 2012.

Russia’s imports from Belgium in 2013 were $4,034,002,223, down 10.16% ($456,305,749) from 2012.

Russia’s trade surplus with Belgium in 2013 was $3,692,439,038, a 59.68% increase ($1,379,994,681) over 2012.

Belgium was Russia’s 17th largest trading partner in 2013 (just as in 2012), accounting for 1.3963% of Russia’s total trade (up from 1.3412% in 2012).

Belgium was Russia’s 18th largest export market in 2013 (up from 19th in 2012), accounting for 1.4654% of Russia’s total exports (up from 1.2964% in 2012).

Belgium was Russia’s 18th largest supplier in 2013 (just as in 2012), accounting for 1.2808% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.4153% in 2012).

Russia’s Exports to Belgium

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 38.43% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (39.43% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 36.13% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (33.33% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 11.84% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (10.48% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 10.35% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (13.14% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.69% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (2.02% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.96% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (1.03% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Belgium 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 $513,244,226;
  • 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 $286,981,287;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $187,277,139.

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

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $82,519,961;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $45,387,445.
Russia’s exports to Belgium in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
01 Live animals 13,726 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 6,112,023 0.08 4,978,22722.78
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 187,640 0.00 101,88984.16
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 639,049 0.01 0
10 Cereals 3,092,111 0.04 4,942,502-37.44
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 48,332 0.00 29,28665.03
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 114,339,063 1.48 113,775,9340.49
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 562 0.00 7,328,162-99.99
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,126,878 0.03 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 176,318 0.00 70,910148.65
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,290 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 505,731 0.01 539,190-6.21
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,753,520 0.04 4,032,398-31.72
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 278,738 0.00 1,288,686-78.37
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 111,911,799 1.45 94,466,24818.47
26 Ores, slag and ash 6,207,333 0.08 12,508,750-50.38
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,673,625,299 34.60 2,160,381,07323.76
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 150,230,288 1.94 146,096,8532.83
29 Organic chemicals 41,221,975 0.53 30,950,33433.19
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,240 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 145,616,694 1.88 191,004,139-23.76
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 628,903 0.01 830,303-24.26
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 744,926 0.01 2,771,493-73.12
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 4,683,519 0.06 1,433,575226.70
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 284-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 412,749 0.01 55,578642.65
39 Plastics and articles thereof 24,783,934 0.32 7,021,256252.98
40 Rubber and articles thereof 431,269,795 5.58 513,789,756-16.06
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 52,966 0.00 112,515-52.93
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 52,820,346 0.68 48,108,9099.79
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 10,531,736 0.14 12,851,708-18.05
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10,742,692 0.14 9,213,82016.59
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 84,473 0.00 48,41874.47
50 Silk 42,424 0.00 0
52 Cotton 2,911 0.00 13,009-77.62
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 319,572-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 227,400 0.00 216,5315.02
55 Man-made staple fibers 848,914 0.01 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 56-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 115 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 18-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 820 0.00 221271.04
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 13,198 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 33,775 0.00 63,248-46.60
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 13,536 0.00 10,33830.93
65 Headgear and parts thereof 691 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 211 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,418,314 0.02 519,843172.84
69 Ceramic products 35 0.00 26,700-99.87
70 Glass and glassware 4,414,926 0.06 3,603,89422.50
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,969,390,638 38.43 2,682,409,35110.70
72 Iron and steel 350,115,860 4.53 162,838,721115.01
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,952,451 0.08 6,037,119-1.40
74 Copper and articles thereof 533,967,136 6.91 538,774,689-0.89
75 Nickel and articles thereof 19,234,152 0.25 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,066,718 0.01 2,815,851-62.12
78 Lead and articles thereof 698,459 0.01 204,353241.79
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,908,408 0.05 1,814,564115.39
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 113,596 0.00 143,180-20.66
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 11,669 0.00 5,330118.93
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 26,278,798 0.34 30,363,144-13.45
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 6,576,361 0.09 1,894,289247.17
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 23,417 0.00 19,89317.71
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,815,102 0.04 440,267539.41
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 984 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,690,142 0.03 881,860205.05
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 25,552 0.00 1,3351,814.01
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 185,220 0.00 267,932-30.87
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,342 0.00 2,544-47.25
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 201,167 0.00 317,383-36.62
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 2,270-100.00
SS Classified 313,171 0.00 12 6282,379.97

Russia’s Imports from Belgium

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 37.61% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (33.52% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 29.86% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (37.89% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.25% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (12.73% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.30% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (7.57% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.64% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (1.99% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.48% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (2.40% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.26% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (1.48% in 2012).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $41,079,180;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $28,362,695;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $27,066,925;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $20,378,888;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $16,407,521;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $13,182,696.

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $262,443,793;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $181,555,251;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $48,089,871;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $44,545,894;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $38,141,646;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $19,103,286;
  • 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 $14,134,435.
Russia’s imports from Belgium in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
01 Live animals 64,110 0.00 93,923-31.74
02 Meat and edible meat offal 110,062,298 2.73 81,699,60334.72
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 27,197,314 0.67 10,789,793152.07
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 22,915 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,938,132 0.05 2,846,511-31.91
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 49,317,276 1.22 46,244,5656.64
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 134,206,176 3.33 172,347,822-22.13
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,426,503 0.08 3,311,8123.46
10 Cereals 351,880 0.01 140,923149.70
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4,833,778 0.12 7,662,570-36.92
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 14,108,072 0.35 33,211,358-57.52
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 601,799 0.01 628,837-4.30
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 74-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 30,154,163 0.75 24,237,55124.41
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 3,721,849 0.09 3,773,480-1.37
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 12,319,423 0.31 9,551,04428.99
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 41,075,604 1.02 27,892,90847.26
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 50,682,859 1.26 50,723,527-0.08
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 19,172,161 0.48 21,403,333-10.42
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 15,949,154 0.40 11,396,08939.95
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 16,750,808 0.42 13,656,56322.66
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 38,598,450 0.96 49,614,394-22.20
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 441,736 0.01 547,039-19.25
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,418,906 0.04 1,811,487-21.67
26 Ores, slag and ash 932,670 0.02 3,960,722-76.45
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 104,078,662 2.58 83,699,77424.35
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 16,698,952 0.41 13,211,21526.40
29 Organic chemicals 139,699,291 3.46 187,789,162-25.61
30 Pharmaceutical products 375,202,124 9.30 371,187,6751.08
31 Fertilizers 7,536,668 0.19 6,383,30818.07
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 106,665,043 2.64 99,181,9907.54
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 87,134,237 2.16 79,814,9349.17
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 94,592,532 2.34 90,284,5604.77
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 9,901,478 0.25 14,180,653-30.18
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,152,661 0.03 709,28962.51
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 32,902,625 0.82 29,281,55412.37
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 127,481,571 3.16 100,414,64626.96
39 Plastics and articles thereof 478,890,496 11.87 473,686,6521.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 39,498,662 0.98 38,882,2691.59
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 84,513 0.00 77,2359.42
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,073,255 0.03 1,161,514-7.60
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 64,573 0.00 2,8352,177.71
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 25,830,738 0.64 36,310,453-28.86
45 Cork and articles of cork 40,936 0.00 20,402100.65
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 15,314 0.00 12,71020.49
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 6,878 0.00 6,962-1.21
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 20,662,830 0.51 27,471,297-24.78
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,361,988 0.11 2,798,16655.89
50 Silk 37,722 0.00 53,778-29.86
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 48,038 0.00 133,022-63.89
52 Cotton 229,256 0.01 288,457-20.52
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 387,102 0.01 250,45254.56
54 Man-made filaments 18,232,439 0.45 16,742,4538.90
55 Man-made staple fibers 3,839,355 0.10 15,451,487-75.15
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 7,847,806 0.19 8,280,370-5.22
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 36,669,600 0.91 35,880,3682.20
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,336,272 0.03 1,259,4416.10
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 14,515,109 0.36 17,516,868-17.14
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 601,706 0.01 468,11928.54
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 258,857 0.01 224,53015.29
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 815,074 0.02 662,84822.97
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 15,039,346 0.37 10,455,62843.84
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 118,199 0.00 181,681-34.94
65 Headgear and parts thereof 61,134 0.00 42,44144.04
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 16,769 0.00 9,23481.60
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 7,179 0.00 21,021-65.85
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7,788,917 0.19 4,874,58659.79
69 Ceramic products 18,459,767 0.46 11,426,50461.55
70 Glass and glassware 28,526,283 0.71 29,440,833-3.11
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 9,177,877 0.23 15,365,993-40.27
72 Iron and steel 270,627,350 6.71 229,548,17017.90
73 Articles of iron or steel 70,048,940 1.74 74,573,491-6.07
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,454,205 0.09 3,110,93411.03
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,007,905 0.02 1,076,857-6.40
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 9,401,881 0.23 16,086,346-41.55
78 Lead and articles thereof 56,583 0.00 211,945-73.30
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,179,898 0.03 1,214,950-2.89
80 Tin and articles thereof 7,272,295 0.18 2,306,435215.30
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,817,860 0.05 1,349,27534.73
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,516,453 0.11 4,147,1998.90
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,753,263 0.14 6,126,104-6.09
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 497,220,379 12.33 541,766,273-8.22
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 197,175,195 4.89 211,309,630-6.69
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 1,499,519 0.04 582,117157.60
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 468,970,260 11.63 731,414,053-35.88
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5,335,898 0.13 456,7891,068.13
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 34,487,565 0.85 216,042,816-84.04
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 12,049 0.00 17,050-29.33
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 593 0.00 1,020-41.86
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 9,225,684 0.23 13,105,199-29.60
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,781,243 0.19 7,040,12310.53
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 19,303,893 0.48 22,312,724-13.48
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 51,027 0.00 89,418-42.93
SS Classified 2,864,415 0.07 3 273 757-12.50

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Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia