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

Russia’s Trade with France

In 2013, Russia’s trade with France was $22,215,073,817, down 8.72% ($2,123,481,400) from 2012.

Russia’s exports to France in 2013 were $9,202,874,324, down 12.64% ($1,332,043,291) from 2012.

Russia’s imports from France in 2013 were $13,012,199,493, down 5.73% ($791,438,109) from 2012.

Russia’s trade deficit with France in 2013 was $3,809,325,169, a 16.54% increase ($540,605,182) over 2012.

France was Russia’s 14th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 13th in 2012), accounting for 2.6376% of Russia’s total trade (down from 2.8906% in 2012).

France was Russia’s 16th largest export market in 2013 (down from 15th in 2012), accounting for 1.7454% of Russia’s total exports (down from 2.0077% in 2012).

France was Russia’s 8th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 6th in 2012), accounting for 4.1313% of Russia’s total imports (down from 4.3508% in 2012).

Russia’s Exports to France

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 84.57% of Russia’s total exports to France (89.26% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.12% of Russia’s total exports to France (4.23% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.15% of Russia’s total exports to France (2.06% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.25% of Russia’s total exports to France (1.36% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.31% of Russia’s total exports to France (1.16% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.06% of Russia’s total exports to France (0.95% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to France 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) - an increase of $81,186,329;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $52,398,101;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $42,412,924;
  • 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 $32,210,933;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $29,295,200.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to France 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) - a decrease of $1,621,570,939.
Russia’s exports to France in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
01 Live animals 130,922 0.00 156,000-16.08
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 1,332-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,152,477 0.03 2,351,00334.09
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,965,448 0.02 1,286,90652.73
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,191,435 0.01 2,162,935-44.92
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 517,600 0.01 339,18752.60
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 511 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 9,100 0.00 4321,062.79
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,506,320 0.03 2,933,963-14.58
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 88,205,775 0.96 89,166,774-1.08
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 1,011-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 388 0.00 84,642-99.54
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 353 0.00 1,678-78.96
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,896 0.00 1107,078.18
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,008 0.00 1134,331.86
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 940,859 0.01 1,310,543-28.21
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,738,639 0.05 3,248,37445.88
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 15,955,668 0.17 19,343,213-17.51
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,558,587 0.02 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,401,840 0.04 2,470,46737.70
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 42-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 7,779,754,400 84.54 9,401,325,339-17.25
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 439,840,549 4.78 358,654,22022.64
29 Organic chemicals 4,856,648 0.05 4,928,048-1.45
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,047 0.00 831,935-99.27
31 Fertilizers 79,799,167 0.87 50,503,96758.01
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 382,331 0.00 227,25768.24
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,976,364 0.04 3,341,27919.01
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 33,694 0.00 27,05224.55
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 158,995 0.00 3,2594,778.64
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 344,016 0.00 1,355,977-74.63
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,642,193 0.03 1,838,34743.73
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,978,172 0.02 1,690,94116.99
40 Rubber and articles thereof 28,809,078 0.31 22,157,36630.02
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 816,813-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,397,153 0.03 1,319,13481.72
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 6,569,072 0.07 888,678639.20
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 81,011,503 0.88 75,706,2997.01
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 5 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 8,036,569 0.09 11,079,985-27.47
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,471,699 0.04 10,611,547-67.28
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,315,978 0.06 3,111,98370.82
52 Cotton 55 0.00 4,537-98.79
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 118,681 0.00 43,532172.63
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 64,120-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,513,891 0.03 79,6313,056.93
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 389 0.00 504-22.82
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 500 0.00 200150.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 712 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 725,421 0.01 458,64358.17
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,597,893 0.03 1,357,55891.37
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,608,274 0.04 2,351,09753.47
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,959,783 0.02 857,247128.61
65 Headgear and parts thereof 49,235 0.00 75,350-34.66
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 5,200 0.00 679665.83
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 358-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 159,742 0.00 343,677-53.52
69 Ceramic products 122,970 0.00 198,707-38.11
70 Glass and glassware 1,279,670 0.01 1,310,522-2.35
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 281,247 0.00 1,350,815-79.18
72 Iron and steel 161,191,846 1.75 144,880,44311.26
73 Articles of iron or steel 51,617,277 0.56 9,204,353460.79
74 Copper and articles thereof 40,095,894 0.44 20,078,12499.70
75 Nickel and articles thereof 55,513 0.00 82,290-32.54
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 14,834,080 0.16 20,125,779-26.29
78 Lead and articles thereof 293,743 0.00 49,893488.75
80 Tin and articles thereof 27,276 0.00 22,61820.59
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 21,356,664 0.23 21,941,743-2.67
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 232,220 0.00 160,35444.82
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 49,946 0.00 15,940213.34
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 130,088,113 1.41 77,690,01267.45
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 50,372,481 0.55 18,161,548177.36
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 653,815 0.01 1,082,268-39.59
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,943,126 0.06 4,409,08434.79
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 120,876 0.00 31,445284.40
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 20,236,163 0.22 41,738,770-51.52
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 76,793 0.00 93,096-17.51
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 9,150 0.00 18,251-49.87
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 4,217,069 0.05 7,375,047-42.82
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 37,070 0.00 82,058-54.82
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 74,301 0.00 32,329129.83
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 40,551 0.00 26,59352.49
SS Classified 114,154,235 1.24 83 840 63836.16

Russia’s Imports from France

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 31.60% of Russia’s total imports from France (27.64% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 31.38% of Russia’s total imports from France (33.96% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.18% of Russia’s total imports from France (11.08% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.07% of Russia’s total imports from France (2.89% in 2012).

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

  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $113,876,339;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $56,381,414;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $50,025,903;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $41,387,798.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from France 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 $314,473,857;
  • 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 $164,784,078;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $67,109,162;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $53,348,566.
Russia’s imports from France in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
01 Live animals 5,635,941 0.04 16,929,262-66.71
02 Meat and edible meat offal 180,000,657 1.38 172,629,8954.27
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 16,110,243 0.12 12,561,99828.25
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 158,679,656 1.22 102,298,24255.11
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,237,547 0.02 997,389124.34
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 964,034 0.01 2,401,090-59.85
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 37,371,156 0.29 44,612,759-16.23
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 27,871,394 0.21 54,843,990-49.18
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 6,550,293 0.05 7,027,671-6.79
10 Cereals 33,677,600 0.26 35,882,907-6.15
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6,561,942 0.05 5,674,21715.64
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 69,215,133 0.53 70,737,140-2.15
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 12,695,004 0.10 11,337,10011.98
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 197,414 0.00 189,5524.15
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,560,868 0.01 1,564,289-0.22
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 7,941,507 0.06 25,762,480-69.17
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 21,074,685 0.16 18,984,21711.01
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 34,733,076 0.27 29,457,94217.91
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 57,694,411 0.44 57,146,5620.96
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 19,201,968 0.15 17,658,5068.74
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 106,457,653 0.82 89,267,25919.26
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 613,638,081 4.72 599,670,7032.33
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 151,315,710 1.16 137,956,4999.68
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 14,012,993 0.11 14,505,848-3.40
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 20,824,733 0.16 20,328,7242.44
26 Ores, slag and ash 77,730 0.00 13,365481.59
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 17,993,230 0.14 16,229,87810.86
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 118,533,762 0.91 118,469,7100.05
29 Organic chemicals 305,921,299 2.35 276,349,47710.70
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,410,317,972 10.84 1,360,292,0693.68
31 Fertilizers 839,058 0.01 1,194,501-29.76
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 56,070,514 0.43 54,060,4443.72
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,065,661,993 8.19 951,785,65411.96
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 130,687,374 1.00 97,917,52033.47
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 60,013,535 0.46 51,846,71015.75
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 4,297,327 0.03 7,154,622-39.94
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,968,739 0.02 2,113,081-6.83
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 386,866,781 2.97 365,391,3765.88
39 Plastics and articles thereof 407,397,553 3.13 366,009,75511.31
40 Rubber and articles thereof 163,194,073 1.25 163,036,6830.10
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 20,320 0.00 8,105150.71
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 45,484,648 0.35 44,595,0291.99
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 5,100,806 0.04 3,753,34235.90
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 13,207,564 0.10 23,475,301-43.74
45 Cork and articles of cork 493,340 0.00 341,37944.51
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 74,951 0.00 131,009-42.79
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 33,656 0.00 37,147-9.40
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 64,989,160 0.50 66,389,860-2.11
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 43,347,454 0.33 37,120,16416.78
50 Silk 148,503 0.00 91,53762.23
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 1,560 0.00 13,708-88.62
52 Cotton 1,940,418 0.01 1,702,04414.01
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 43,785 0.00 45,621-4.02
54 Man-made filaments 6,730,644 0.05 4,519,74548.92
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,778,999 0.01 2,768,573-35.74
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5,692,450 0.04 3,396,89567.58
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,425,510 0.02 3,540,249-31.49
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,204,346 0.01 1,135,2656.09
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3,690,835 0.03 3,547,7494.03
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 214,361 0.00 453,649-52.75
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,990,855 0.06 8,806,593-9.26
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 28,127,022 0.22 27,652,2621.72
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,364,265 0.03 4,511,406-3.26
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 11,591,289 0.09 12,735,260-8.98
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,734,920 0.01 1,243,31739.54
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 402,580 0.00 303,31732.73
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 186,903 0.00 331,895-43.69
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 26,043,251 0.20 22,823,49114.11
69 Ceramic products 19,518,165 0.15 10,894,68779.15
70 Glass and glassware 93,944,466 0.72 98,788,636-4.90
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 28,840,076 0.22 27,352,3835.44
72 Iron and steel 100,958,143 0.78 125,498,586-19.55
73 Articles of iron or steel 178,924,257 1.38 160,933,32211.18
74 Copper and articles thereof 8,553,881 0.07 10,763,527-20.53
75 Nickel and articles thereof 12,345,749 0.09 8,282,08549.07
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 36,944,776 0.28 39,754,507-7.07
78 Lead and articles thereof 1,665,582 0.01 2,080,208-19.93
79 Zinc and articles thereof 372,380 0.00 292,15427.46
80 Tin and articles thereof 180,842 0.00 365,431-50.51
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,115,975 0.02 1,834,55069.85
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 22,873,968 0.18 23,695,852-3.47
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 32,940,451 0.25 25,734,64928.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,891,729,779 14.54 1,958,838,941-3.43
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 1,116,169,532 8.58 1,280,953,610-12.86
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 6,434,439 0.05 5,297,52621.46
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 678,208,892 5.21 992,682,749-31.68
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6,656,279 0.05 12,438,840-46.49
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 383,589,095 2.95 436,937,661-12.21
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,455,151 0.02 2,571,121-4.51
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 443,578 0.00 1,414,041-68.63
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 55,565,728 0.43 67,502,161-17.68
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8,774,955 0.07 8,556,3122.56
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 33,069,002 0.25 28,990,80214.07
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,693,671 0.02 4,666,899-42.28
SS Classified 2,272,101,647 17.46 2 808 751 364-19.11

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Russian foreign trade statistics
Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia