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

Russia’s Trade with Egypt

In 2013, Russia’s trade with Egypt was $2,945,512,583, down 17.14% ($609,454,065) from 2012.

Russia’s exports to Egypt in 2013 were $2,503,412,480, down 22.07% ($708,823,431) from 2012.

Russia’s imports from Egypt in 2013 totaled $442,100,103, up 28.99% ($99,369,366) from 2012.

Russia’s trade surplus with Egypt in 2013 was $2,061,312,377, a 28.16% decrease ($808,192,797) over 2012.

Egypt was Russia’s 41st largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 36th in 2012), accounting for 0.3497% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.4222% in 2012).

Egypt was Russia’s 33rd largest export market in 2013 (down from 30th in 2012), accounting for 0.4748% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.6122% in 2012).

Egypt was Russia’s 59th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 63rd in 2012), accounting for 0.1404% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1080% in 2012).

Russia’s Exports to Egypt

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 34.96% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (56.18% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 16.47% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (15.32% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 14.46% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (10.50% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.12% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (9.14% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.47% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (3.17% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.57% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (1.08% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Egypt 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) - an increase of $199,432,660;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $47,521,355;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $47,061,012;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $23,965,192;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $9,804,289;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $8,107,133.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $957,062,457;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $89,687,289;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $30,758,742;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $24,214,203;
  • 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 $17,135,637.
Russia’s exports to Egypt in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
01 Live animals 205,410 0.01 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 2,481,341-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 7,912,525 0.32 10,318,608-23.32
10 Cereals 554,605,602 22.15 1,511,668,059-63.31
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,712,992 0.15 1,392,461166.65
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 241,162,938 9.63 265,377,141-9.12
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 75,514 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 70-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 11,232 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 757,698 0.03 826,295-8.30
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 49,044 0.00 0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 14,307,225 0.57 7,724,09985.23
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 52,432,998 2.09 4,911,643967.52
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,693,792 0.19 4,033,62016.37
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 357,247,253 14.27 333,282,0617.19
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 10,817,416 0.43 8,296,10630.39
29 Organic chemicals 2,054,057 0.08 1,434,52743.19
30 Pharmaceutical products 149,855 0.01 92,28462.38
31 Fertilizers 14,171,121 0.57 16,283,582-12.97
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 787 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 82,160 0.00 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 0 0.00 20,159-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,523 0.00 3,255-22.49
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,900,774 0.24 2,729,648116.17
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,964,503 0.12 1,450,230104.42
40 Rubber and articles thereof 3,113,155 0.12 4,479,636-30.50
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,816 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 345,425,391 13.80 435,112,680-20.61
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 229,510-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 62,711,437 2.51 52,907,14818.53
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,079,654 0.16 3,826,1586.63
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 59,527-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 27,242 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 7,906 0.00 1,686,951-99.53
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 114 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 16-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 576 0.00 8,586-93.29
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 656 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 32,922 0.00 3589,096.09
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 143 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 188 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 490,880 0.02 505,337-2.86
69 Ceramic products 1,964,978 0.08 109,2001,699.43
70 Glass and glassware 3,932 0.00 14,675-73.21
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 461 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 253,959,987 10.14 206,898,97522.75
73 Articles of iron or steel 8,066,316 0.32 14,071,879-42.68
74 Copper and articles thereof 41,387,281 1.65 72,146,023-42.63
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 21-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,291 0.00 67,412-92.15
78 Lead and articles thereof 19 0.00 187-89.84
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 19,700-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 19,428 0.00 206,372-90.59
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 24,769 0.00 75,426-67.16
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 27,949,726 1.12 19,842,59340.86
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 3,529,389 0.14 20,665,026-82.92
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 0 0.00 83,808-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 250,929,565 10.02 51,496,905387.27
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 7,470-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,697,564 0.19 9,626,921-51.20
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 14,158 0.00 64,740-78.13
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 103 0.00 42,800-99.76
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 728 0.00 4,666-84.40
SS Classified 221,648,282 8.85 145 650 01652.18

Russia’s Imports from Egypt

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 81.86% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (76.77% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 9.11% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (11.40% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.77% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (5.68% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.75% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (2.92% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.89% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (1.45% in 2012).

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $61,746,075;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $36,530,726;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $4,765,570;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $1,647,217;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1,357,769.

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

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $3,579,519;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - a decrease of $3,207,396;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2,267,688.
Russia’s imports from Egypt in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
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 15,410 0.00 4,860217.08
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2,256 0.00 351542.74
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 101,254,686 22.90 64,723,96056.44
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 252,517,555 57.12 190,771,48032.37
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 360,094 0.08 439,969-18.15
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 6,108,493 1.38 6,426,346-4.95
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 633-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 92,384 0.02 54,20770.43
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 37 0.00 181,353-99.98
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 39,735 0.01 34,74214.37
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,208,774 0.27 325,930270.87
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 209-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 157 0.00 739-78.76
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 300,871 0.07 165,12682.21
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6,570,479 1.49 7,438,870-11.67
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,647,217 0.37 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,943,330 0.89 2,585,56152.51
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,506,337 1.47 5,292,42922.94
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 912,350 0.21 815,05011.94
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 69,610 0.02 148,807-53.22
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 1,429,313 0.32 1,551,989-7.90
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 51,349-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 444,662 0.10 678,112-34.43
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,284,010 1.65 10,863,529-32.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,861 0.00 81,062-86.60
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 151,534 0.03 85,91276.38
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 4,562-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 13,342 0.00 12,08610.39
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 620,713 0.14 445,61339.29
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 14,571 0.00 40,485-64.01
52 Cotton 0 0.00 195,576-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 360,627 0.08 300,62419.96
54 Man-made filaments 238,387 0.05 0
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 49,876-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,511 0.00 4,822-47.93
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 9,147,559 2.07 9,724,482-5.93
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 3,207,396-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 57,268 0.01 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6,507,152 1.47 6,301,7563.26
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 22,501,742 5.09 17,736,17226.87
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,441,937 0.33 1,516,642-4.93
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,745 0.00 5,08832.57
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,005 0.00 17,783-83.10
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 523 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 570,237 0.13 980,548-41.85
69 Ceramic products 631,162 0.14 527,31719.69
70 Glass and glassware 480,104 0.11 220,236118.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 399-100.00
72 Iron and steel 1,206,083 0.27 49,8322,320.30
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,639,421 0.60 4,907,109-46.21
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,900 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 63,831 0.01 1,1035,687.04
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 17,221 0.00 1,586985.81
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,601 0.00 12,128-78.55
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,692,426 0.38 1,508,96212.16
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 1,375,870 0.31 619,567122.07
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,264 0.00 1,908175.89
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 125,099 0.03 5,0652,369.87
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 53 0.00 146-63.70
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 887,263 0.20 1,005,576-11.77
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,847 0.00 525,935-99.46
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 609,484 0.14 77,782683.58
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia