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

Russia’s Trade with Greece

In 2013, Russia’s trade with Greece totaled $6,855,900,322, up 4.17% ($274,422,158) from 2012.

Russia’s exports to Greece in 2013 totaled $6,244,599,030, up 4.99% ($297,037,511) from 2012.

Russia’s imports from Greece in 2013 were $611,301,292, down 3.57% ($22,615,353) from 2012.

Russia’s trade surplus with Greece in 2013 was $5,633,297,738, a 6.02% increase ($319,652,864) over 2012.

Greece was Russia’s 26th largest trading partner in 2013 (just as in 2012), accounting for 0.8140% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.7816% in 2012).

Greece was Russia’s 21st largest export market in 2013 (up from 23rd in 2012), accounting for 1.1843% of Russia’s total exports (up from 1.1334% in 2012).

Greece was Russia’s 54th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 50th in 2012), accounting for 0.1941% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1998% in 2012).

Russia’s Exports to Greece

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 95.75% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (94.09% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.46% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (2.72% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.21% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (1.66% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Greece 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 $382,715,625.

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

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $68,981,631.
Russia’s exports to Greece in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 80,600 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,421 0.00 7,307-39.50
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 400 0.00 0
10 Cereals 65,994,172 1.06 82,424,706-19.93
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 103,637 0.00 101,1842.42
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,844,761 0.08 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 109,110 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 12,411,849-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 75,004-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 153,449 0.00 167,236-8.24
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 88,684 0.00 55,80658.91
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 25,851 0.00 17,22050.12
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 154,583 0.00 193,071-19.93
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,034,058 0.02 987,1764.75
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 643,493 0.01 625,5122.87
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,034,152 0.03 1,605,91426.67
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 6,450 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 598,138 0.01 571,9354.58
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,978,386,201 95.74 5,595,670,5766.84
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 9,227,345 0.15 6,289,67846.71
29 Organic chemicals 7,243,639 0.12 1,215,539495.92
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,042 0.00 7,638-60.17
31 Fertilizers 21,767,604 0.35 4,456,064388.49
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 24,322 0.00 49,005-50.37
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 104,699 0.00 279,225-62.50
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 23,872-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 1,854-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 12,994,843-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 369,167 0.01 186,29098.17
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,299,962 0.05 317,068940.77
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,999,883 0.10 9,445,739-36.48
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 81,682 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 121 0.00 0
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 13,565,276 0.22 16,666,430-18.61
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,783,803 0.11 5,012,73735.33
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 1,034,235-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8,353,089 0.13 9,948,578-16.04
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 581,838 0.01 527,75010.25
52 Cotton 0 0.00 226-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 1,517,986 0.02 1,874,426-19.02
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 13,955 0.00 4,232229.75
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 114 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 122 0.00 525-76.76
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 1,134-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 24,586 0.00 7,530226.51
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 91,239 0.00 55,51364.36
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7,211 0.00 5,19138.91
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 15,663 0.00 10,55048.46
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8,492 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 234 0.00 276-15.22
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 12,216 0.00 34,464-64.55
69 Ceramic products 48,783 0.00 6,511649.24
70 Glass and glassware 108,069 0.00 57,85186.81
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7,090 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 1,186,417 0.02 18,158,881-93.47
73 Articles of iron or steel 147,036 0.00 316,530-53.55
74 Copper and articles thereof 705,000 0.01 69,686,631-98.99
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 87,327,237 1.40 72,702,49620.12
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 19-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 592 0.00 160,013-99.63
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,039,790 0.03 817,299149.58
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,254,979 0.18 3,901,011188.51
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 3,032,131 0.05 6,344,723-52.21
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 43,594 0.00 703,835-93.81
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,359,191 0.02 5,693,531-76.13
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,814,112 0.03 404,333348.67
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 814-100.00
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 245,916 0.00 23,994924.91
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,315 0.00 26,372-76.05
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 16,387 0.00 2,671513.52
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 95,148 0.00 2,3643,924.87
SS Classified 1,801,793 0.03 3 186 532-43.46

Russia’s Imports from Greece

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 53.30% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (51.39% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 21.44% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (20.96% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.20% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (9.12% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.36% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (5.41% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.07% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (2.74% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.11% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (1.84% in 2012).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $13,183,551;
  • 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 $4,429,133;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $4,324,008;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $4,281,405;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $3,321,912;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3,120,846;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $2,878,201;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $1,887,479.

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $17,536,985;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - a decrease of $13,139,039;
  • 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 $12,004,337;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $5,872,165;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $4,742,228;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $2,910,173;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,894,822.
Russia’s imports from Greece in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
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 18,325,911 3.00 18,033,5481.62
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 806,426 0.13 1,167,063-30.90
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 62,208 0.01 66,059-5.83
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 390,883 0.06 286,51836.43
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8,529,373 1.40 4,205,365102.82
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 209,940,217 34.34 227,477,202-7.71
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 41,113 0.01 48,633-15.46
10 Cereals 8,752 0.00 3,711135.84
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 271,989 0.04 588,510-53.78
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 518,223 0.08 51,493906.40
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 40,862 0.01 6,000581.03
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 343-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 12,979,830 2.12 9,657,91834.40
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 59,480 0.01 53,79310.57
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 274,523 0.04 192,78542.40
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 218,915 0.04 92,941135.54
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,234,320 0.20 1,639,031-24.69
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 37,588,325 6.15 33,306,92012.85
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 246,250 0.04 240,7902.27
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,607,753 1.41 6,915,14324.48
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,926,352 0.32 857,296124.70
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 23,777,079 3.89 20,898,87813.77
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6,297,683 1.03 5,493,68314.63
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 5,872,165-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 467,305 0.08 285,38563.75
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 7,703,466 1.26 3,274,333135.27
29 Organic chemicals 27,759 0.00 8,320233.64
30 Pharmaceutical products 60,439,043 9.89 65,181,271-7.28
31 Fertilizers 574,165 0.09 775,821-25.99
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 19,044,265 3.12 18,831,5701.13
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 8,231,212 1.35 8,792,103-6.38
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 4,132,535 0.68 4,413,495-6.37
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 61,213 0.01 27,915119.28
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,297,205 0.21 1,297,545-0.03
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 11,932-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,919,454 1.30 6,617,14219.68
39 Plastics and articles thereof 21,422,172 3.50 23,316,994-8.13
40 Rubber and articles thereof 196,850 0.03 315,121-37.53
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 27,821-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 169,713 0.03 223,729-24.14
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 24,824,180 4.06 37,963,219-34.61
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 88,460 0.01 351,040-74.80
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1,086 0.00 1,524-28.74
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,610,823 0.43 2,405,4328.54
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,838,447 0.46 950,968198.48
50 Silk 820 0.00 0
52 Cotton 171,311 0.03 474,345-63.88
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 127-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 213,092 0.03 88,815139.93
55 Man-made staple fibers 22,094 0.00 64,825-65.92
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5,439,064 0.89 8,349,237-34.86
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 785,352 0.13 929,163-15.48
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 540,793 0.09 518,0054.40
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 147 0.00 27,375-99.46
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 131,644 0.02 162,350-18.91
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,528,306 0.41 3,229,894-21.72
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 940,312 0.15 1,488,010-36.81
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 186,951 0.03 90,672106.18
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,708,519 0.28 1,928,625-11.41
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,896 0.00 9,597-59.40
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 179 0.00 27562.96
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 866-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,272,912 0.70 5,638,557-24.22
69 Ceramic products 203,751 0.03 50,903300.27
70 Glass and glassware 30,235 0.00 29,2793.27
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,126,549 0.35 1,773,20919.93
72 Iron and steel 432,451 0.07 1,182,852-63.44
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,419,509 0.72 4,204,1575.12
74 Copper and articles thereof 6,147,144 1.01 6,148,551-0.02
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 17,815,173 2.91 19,605,937-9.13
78 Lead and articles thereof 23,329 0.00 18,18428.29
79 Zinc and articles thereof 72,556 0.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,091,504 0.51 2,462,72525.53
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 765,093 0.13 667,84914.56
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 46,265,447 7.57 33,081,89639.85
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 10,250,276 1.68 22,254,613-53.94
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,461,783 0.24 1,298,08212.61
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 38,733 0.01 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,320,982 0.71 1,200,136260.04
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 165,468 0.03 136,00421.66
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 52,117-100.00
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 1,727,090 0.28 3,293,064-47.55
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 409,743 0.07 672,963-39.11
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 298,910 0.05 352,973-15.32
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 44,255 0.01 2,0462,063.00
SS Classified 50,099 0.01 200 147-74.97

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia