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

Russia’s Trade with India

In 2013, Russia’s trade with India was $10,073,840,361, down 5.00% ($530,254,889) from 2012.

Russia’s exports to India in 2013 were $6,982,660,230, down 7.68% ($580,665,685) from 2012.

Russia’s imports from India in 2013 totaled $3,091,180,131, up 1.66% ($50,410,796) from 2012.

Russia’s trade surplus with India in 2013 was $3,891,480,099, a 13.95% decrease ($631,076,481) over 2012.

India was Russia’s 21st largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 19th in 2012), accounting for 1.1961% of Russia’s total trade (down from 1.2594% in 2012).

India was Russia’s 19th largest export market in 2013 (down from 18th in 2012), accounting for 1.3243% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.4414% in 2012).

India was Russia’s 23rd largest supplier in 2013 (up from 24th in 2012), accounting for 0.9814% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.9584% in 2012).

Russia’s Exports to India

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 28.46% of Russia’s total exports to India (36.94% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 12.47% of Russia’s total exports to India (9.91% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 9.17% of Russia’s total exports to India (17.97% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.28% of Russia’s total exports to India (9.66% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.94% of Russia’s total exports to India (4.06% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.17% of Russia’s total exports to India (2.69% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.59% of Russia’s total exports to India (1.86% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to India 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 $207,267,437;
  • 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 $121,318,043;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $66,041,344;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $47,066,481;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $34,677,937.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $975,756,655;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $805,190,210;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $364,165,123;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $81,158,171;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $38,466,202;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $29,038,768;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $28,443,797.
Russia’s exports to India in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 33,600 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 38,472,151 0.55 119,630,322-67.84
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 93,651 0.00 104,697-10.55
10 Cereals 0 0.00 6,857-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 16,988 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 1,677,998-100.00
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 8,638 0.00 2,093312.71
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 25,897 0.00 18,282,340-99.86
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 531 0.00 5241.34
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,335,379 0.03 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 371,821 0.01 999,061-62.78
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 113,513 0.00 294,911-61.51
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 79,123,917 1.13 117,590,119-32.71
26 Ores, slag and ash 6,811,333 0.10 13,824,246-50.73
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 189,513,313 2.71 175,589,3567.93
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 121,665,133 1.74 126,810,235-4.06
29 Organic chemicals 112,040,731 1.60 45,999,387143.57
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,400,389 0.02 2,654,153-47.24
31 Fertilizers 278,333,154 3.99 1,083,523,364-74.31
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,482,191 0.06 5,794,421-22.65
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 178,566 0.00 91,30695.57
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 943,666 0.01 1,842,761-48.79
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 918,304 0.01 854,7777.43
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 20,292,061 0.29 10,307,47496.87
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 987 0.00 19,080-94.83
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,851,935 0.08 6,685,510-12.47
39 Plastics and articles thereof 38,767,343 0.56 28,335,39136.82
40 Rubber and articles thereof 55,530,565 0.80 45,990,12920.74
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 668,848 0.01 2,01733,060.54
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,433,671 0.06 199,5512,121.82
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,036,409 0.10 7,168,923-1.85
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 13,168,206 0.19 22,328,536-41.03
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 125,702,362 1.80 145,484,395-13.60
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 75,693,109 1.08 28,626,628164.42
50 Silk 828 0.00 0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 6,303,793 0.09 2,845,576121.53
52 Cotton 24,206 0.00 58,035-58.29
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 4,887 0.00 23,550-79.25
54 Man-made filaments 573,220 0.01 1,297,432-55.82
55 Man-made staple fibers 120,471 0.00 24,513391.46
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 638,962 0.01 481,70232.65
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 113 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4,535 0.00 5,372-15.58
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 11,174,659 0.16 10,159,9939.99
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 29,911 0.00 72,824-58.93
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 99,495 0.00 172,621-42.36
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,440 0.00 1,457136.10
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,775,952 0.03 519,271242.01
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 10,489 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 981,905 0.01 130,234653.95
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 218 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 612,630 0.01 1,866,240-67.17
69 Ceramic products 193,870 0.00 2,433,111-92.03
70 Glass and glassware 4,913,398 0.07 3,524,83739.39
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 870,854,923 12.47 749,536,88016.19
72 Iron and steel 137,532,872 1.97 501,697,995-72.59
73 Articles of iron or steel 114,083,530 1.63 79,405,59343.67
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,161,631 0.06 2,950,36141.05
75 Nickel and articles thereof 11,881,101 0.17 40,324,898-70.54
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 54,190,788 0.78 46,768,63015.87
78 Lead and articles thereof 2,720,764 0.04 5,129,764-46.96
79 Zinc and articles thereof 69,525 0.00 1,0686,409.83
80 Tin and articles thereof 149,853 0.00 90,81165.02
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 33,700,834 0.48 45,829,030-26.46
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7,414,282 0.11 6,737,24610.05
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,984,502 0.04 1,919,48855.48
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 750,424,172 10.75 543,156,73538.16
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 545,601,724 7.81 530,775,8462.79
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 16,623 0.00 10,598,593-99.84
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 46,619,128 0.67 60,052,388-22.37
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 359,102,211 5.14 1,334,858,866-73.10
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 285,405,001 4.09 314,443,769-9.23
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 377,842 0.01 338,92211.48
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 2,085,776 0.03 2,775,579-24.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 26,636 0.00 99,094-73.12
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 54,929 0.00 141,834-61.27
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 939-100.00
SS Classified 2,541,706,239 36.40 1 251 354 256103.12

Russia’s Imports from India

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 34.99% of Russia’s total imports from India (34.29% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 21.72% of Russia’s total imports from India (23.90% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.25% of Russia’s total imports from India (18.61% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 12.90% of Russia’s total imports from India (10.39% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.12% of Russia’s total imports from India (8.02% in 2012).

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $43,218,956;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $34,598,163;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $27,577,048;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $22,418,888;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $18,622,054;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $17,416,789;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $16,578,287;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $14,762,090;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $12,377,670;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $10,863,470.

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

  • 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 $106,186,596;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $26,192,547;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $16,969,044;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $16,469,391;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $14,572,391;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $12,846,262;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $11,084,579;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $10,725,133.
Russia’s imports from India in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
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 40,318,727 1.30 29,455,25736.88
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7,709 0.00 16,744-53.96
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 629,697 0.02 377,76366.69
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 17,862,429 0.58 20,792,448-14.09
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 34,668,136 1.12 22,290,46655.53
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 131,715,552 4.26 142,800,131-7.76
10 Cereals 11,541,647 0.37 28,510,691-59.52
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 138,448 0.00 295,821-53.20
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 20,287,270 0.66 36,756,661-44.81
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 34,202,440 1.11 27,853,65822.79
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 333,939 0.01 429,237-22.20
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6,083,290 0.20 6,967,750-12.69
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 9,570,491 0.31 8,102,37218.12
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,208,559 0.07 12,933,692-82.92
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 196,882 0.01 76,446157.54
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 29,308,117 0.95 26,285,33511.50
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 77,721,362 2.51 103,913,909-25.21
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 177,607 0.01 125,29541.75
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,377,103 0.08 613,837287.25
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 113,893,143 3.68 97,314,85617.04
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 7,884,811 0.26 6,403,53423.13
26 Ores, slag and ash 865,480 0.03 2,141,552-59.59
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 8,983,610 0.29 9,686,756-7.26
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 8,092,127 0.26 10,182,560-20.53
29 Organic chemicals 68,403,113 2.21 81,249,375-15.81
30 Pharmaceutical products 819,125,934 26.50 775,906,9785.57
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 14-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 27,809,342 0.90 24,802,20012.12
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 17,474,469 0.57 16,637,9595.03
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 4,786,334 0.15 3,827,12825.06
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 816,326 0.03 1,078,408-24.30
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 100 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 88,185 0.00 215,369-59.05
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 37,578,950 1.22 32,980,98513.94
39 Plastics and articles thereof 53,231,890 1.72 59,426,464-10.42
40 Rubber and articles thereof 44,100,030 1.43 36,306,79921.46
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 3,603,320 0.12 3,488,3603.30
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 38,950,137 1.26 34,287,94613.60
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 116,326 0.00 35,995223.17
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 896,568 0.03 864,3953.72
45 Cork and articles of cork 286,783 0.01 114,788149.84
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 175,963 0.01 257,254-31.60
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,012,254 0.13 3,810,8695.28
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,162,719 0.04 1,250,759-7.04
50 Silk 276,986 0.01 516,893-46.41
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 328,360 0.01 147,715122.29
52 Cotton 15,260,041 0.49 16,336,660-6.59
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3,504,511 0.11 5,193,517-32.52
54 Man-made filaments 9,556,881 0.31 9,669,760-1.17
55 Man-made staple fibers 16,825,688 0.54 11,427,24047.24
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5,597,480 0.18 3,145,36377.96
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 12,838,645 0.42 9,480,55235.42
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 524,715 0.02 482,9528.65
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,149,109 0.04 1,100,1404.45
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 5,742,297 0.19 2,320,975147.41
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 97,890,852 3.17 75,471,96429.70
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 135,709,407 4.39 108,132,35925.50
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 33,367,314 1.08 27,702,45520.45
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 59,386,978 1.92 44,624,88833.08
65 Headgear and parts thereof 787,516 0.03 220,103257.79
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 24,461 0.00 9,088169.16
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 5,878 0.00 35,023-83.22
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 26,365,670 0.85 24,069,8199.54
69 Ceramic products 5,273,280 0.17 3,518,28849.88
70 Glass and glassware 6,031,870 0.20 5,388,32711.94
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 27,859,821 0.90 27,708,9940.54
72 Iron and steel 149,134,818 4.82 163,707,209-8.90
73 Articles of iron or steel 50,802,286 1.64 32,180,23257.87
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,519,600 0.11 2,383,48747.67
75 Nickel and articles thereof 102,045 0.00 19,569421.46
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,373,493 0.04 1,168,20217.57
78 Lead and articles thereof 748 0.00 4,860-84.61
79 Zinc and articles thereof 94,108 0.00 78,32120.16
80 Tin and articles thereof 72 0.00 455-84.18
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 979,440 0.03 364,648168.60
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 38,970,797 1.26 38,704,9710.69
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6,002,394 0.19 5,396,59711.23
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 159,352,015 5.16 141,935,22612.27
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 382,295,973 12.37 488,482,569-21.74
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 268,877 0.01 232,80915.49
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 111,133,514 3.60 76,535,35145.21
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 18,278,657 0.59 19,614,658-6.81
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 469,691 0.02 284,34565.18
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 93,843 0.00 251,744-62.72
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 7,632,461 0.25 9,735,278-21.60
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,310,610 0.07 1,195,77593.23
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 12,333,182 0.40 10,630,03516.02
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 35,000 0.00 22415,525.00
SS Classified 1,428 0.00 290 879-99.51
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia