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

Russia’s Trade with Israel

In 2013, Russia’s trade with Israel totaled $3,577,671,797, up 22.66% ($660,905,187) from 2012.

Russia’s exports to Israel in 2013 totaled $2,084,818,145, up 27.82% ($453,741,958) from 2012.

Russia’s imports from Israel in 2013 totaled $1,492,853,652, up 16.11% ($207,163,229) from 2012.

Russia’s trade surplus with Israel in 2013 was $591,964,493, a 71.39% increase ($246,578,729) over 2012.

Israel was Russia’s 37th largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 39th in 2012), accounting for 0.4248% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.3464% in 2012).

Israel was Russia’s 37th largest export market in 2013 (up from 43rd in 2012), accounting for 0.3954% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.3108% in 2012).

Israel was Russia’s 34th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 37th in 2012), accounting for 0.4740% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.4052% in 2012).

Russia’s Exports to Israel

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 46.82% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (33.97% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 34.58% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (36.90% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.55% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (17.14% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.85% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (7.38% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.76% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (1.59% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.74% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (1.78% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.60% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (1.08% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Israel 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 $435,115,029;
  • 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 $119,146,883;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $22,711,058;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $10,595,917;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $9,368,896;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $7,473,920;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $6,647,124.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $96,221,157;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $33,494,590;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $15,616,351;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $13,002,892;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $6,320,146.
Russia’s exports to Israel in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
01 Live animals 271 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,300 0.00 45,020-90.45
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 13,422 0.00 61,511-78.18
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,875,961 0.09 1,182,77658.61
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 88,548 0.00 49,95077.27
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 566,489 0.03 285,64498.32
10 Cereals 145,291,225 6.97 241,512,382-39.84
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,069,850 0.10 2,505,476-17.39
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 11,200-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 222,803 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9,023,432 0.43 2,859,124215.60
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 255,805 0.01 355,158-27.97
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 485,477 0.02 347,99239.51
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,478,974 0.07 1,222,07521.02
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,148,405 0.06 924,15624.27
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,881,629 0.09 1,559,08220.69
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,638,400 0.08 1,738,991-5.78
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,866,993 0.28 4,605,58127.39
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 26,926,488 1.29 20,279,36432.78
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 204,516 0.01 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,303,539 0.25 18,306,431-71.03
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 970,836,132 46.57 535,721,10381.22
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,317,257 0.06 1,881,411-29.99
29 Organic chemicals 6,747,546 0.32 8,344,305-19.14
30 Pharmaceutical products 44,912 0.00 609,427-92.63
31 Fertilizers 11,229,061 0.54 1,860,165503.66
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 21,431 0.00 37,034-42.13
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 54,453 0.00 13,908291.52
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 12,469 0.00 19,960-37.53
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 15 0.00 2,758-99.46
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,710 0.00 411559.37
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,814,366 0.47 6,893,67442.37
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,290,439 0.35 6,236,99816.89
40 Rubber and articles thereof 206,960 0.01 4,5884,410.90
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 19,028 0.00 8,656119.82
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 21,395,165 1.03 13,921,24553.69
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 107,317 0.01 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12,781,279 0.61 12,577,2601.62
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,035,679 0.10 2,496,098-18.45
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 522-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 113 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 282 0.00 109158.72
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3,163 0.00 2,31136.87
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 213,760 0.01 1,54913,699.87
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 165,492 0.01 23,463605.33
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 32,748 0.00 189,163-82.69
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 11,683 0.00 11,3183.22
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,873 0.00 2,13081.83
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2,512 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,580 0.00 5,370-14.71
69 Ceramic products 66,718 0.00 32,584104.76
70 Glass and glassware 62,483 0.00 58,4396.92
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 720,950,721 34.58 601,803,83819.80
72 Iron and steel 47,515,857 2.28 81,010,447-41.35
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,579,253 0.08 1,315,10920.09
75 Nickel and articles thereof 61,656 0.00 114,406-46.11
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10,833,181 0.52 26,449,532-59.04
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,810,340-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 20,308,240 0.97 9,712,323109.10
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 35,899 0.00 14,097154.66
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 35,313 0.00 1,6312,065.11
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 23,392,834 1.12 681,7763,331.16
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 3,518,605 0.17 4,905,995-28.28
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 878,000 0.04 2,64233,132.40
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 3,844-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,824,261 0.14 9,144,407-69.11
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,760,738 0.13 2,826,094-2.31
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 751 0.00 46661.16
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 101,719 0.00 70,26044.78
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 166,477 0.01 163,5471.79
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 105 0.00 8,788-98.81
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 38,778 0.00 45,055-13.93
SS Classified 985,604 0.05 2 183 718-54.87

Russia’s Imports from Israel

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 28.87% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (32.56% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 23.56% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (25.08% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.94% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (31.69% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.84% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (2.73% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.73% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (1.50% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.74% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (1.18% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Israel 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 $13,586,390;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $12,522,887;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $10,572,778;
  • 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 $9,296,860;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $6,781,881;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $6,330,577;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $5,388,130;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $5,310,368.

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $118,103,997;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $11,899,648;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $8,025,465.
Russia’s imports from Israel in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
01 Live animals 1,291,270 0.09 831,51255.29
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 685,947 0.05 601,35514.07
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 28,477,657 1.91 26,762,2556.41
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 240,726,504 16.13 234,395,9272.70
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 97,998,137 6.56 84,411,74716.10
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 356,709 0.02 285,17825.08
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,798 0.00 6,234-39.08
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,869,010 0.33 4,399,45910.67
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 2,238,191 0.15 1,706,79631.13
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 387-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 15,177 0.00 84,098-81.95
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 61,767 0.00 68,841-10.28
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,067,047 0.14 1,707,70821.04
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 36,294 0.00 46,531-22.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,249,531 0.22 2,421,20534.21
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 38,807,345 2.60 50,706,993-23.47
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,477,904 0.63 8,749,9778.32
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 650,524 0.04 1,209,100-46.20
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 191,557-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9,042,491 0.61 9,105,898-0.70
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,684,291 0.18 1,921,10239.73
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 8,293,033 0.56 8,475,450-2.15
29 Organic chemicals 13,615,877 0.91 14,003,333-2.77
30 Pharmaceutical products 126,793,809 8.49 244,897,806-48.23
31 Fertilizers 2,512,831 0.17 3,703,863-32.16
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 13,933,781 0.93 12,273,58513.53
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 42,225,814 2.83 29,702,92742.16
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 11,358,065 0.76 9,853,06915.27
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 132,411 0.01 56,773133.23
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 836,902 0.06 228,901265.62
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 10,849,858 0.73 9,738,24411.41
39 Plastics and articles thereof 59,509,849 3.99 67,535,314-11.88
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,634,659 0.51 6,976,2289.44
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 48,433-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 723,724 0.05 451,64260.24
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 26-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 136,156 0.01 63,716113.69
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,467,858 0.17 3,579,991-31.07
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,013,291 0.34 2,281,085119.78
52 Cotton 1,703,955 0.11 1,713,279-0.54
54 Man-made filaments 730,339 0.05 502,41245.37
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 8,804-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 16,881,063 1.13 11,492,93346.88
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 381,545 0.03 300,00127.18
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 877,545 0.06 412,995112.48
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,808,997 0.19 2,994,004-6.18
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 29,781 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 421,395 0.03 577,102-26.98
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 89,899 0.01 99,954-10.06
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,531,142 0.10 1,083,86141.27
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 202,406 0.01 151,40133.69
65 Headgear and parts thereof 152,642 0.01 85517,752.87
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,986 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,141,088 0.08 746,89752.78
69 Ceramic products 377,699 0.03 89,486322.08
70 Glass and glassware 563,605 0.04 1,269,113-55.59
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 11,045,164 0.74 15,111,320-26.91
72 Iron and steel 49,918 0.00 91,769-45.60
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,326,771 0.42 3,886,96462.77
74 Copper and articles thereof 258,126 0.02 198,42930.08
75 Nickel and articles thereof 94,519 0.01 117,810-19.77
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,617,754 0.18 1,766,93348.15
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 61,764 0.00 240,130-74.28
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 32,505,487 2.18 28,564,87313.80
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 468,439 0.03 223,936109.18
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 84,787,993 5.68 74,215,21514.25
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 146,242,224 9.80 136,945,3646.79
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 5,420,876 0.36 4,476,66721.09
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,845,443 0.39 535,075992.45
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6,781,881 0.45 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 102,655,973 6.88 106,271,611-3.40
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 17,152 0.00 71,845-76.13
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 12,611,403 0.84 9,927,85127.03
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,247,750 0.22 2,466,87131.65
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 54,909 0.00 22,545143.55
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 13,766 0.00 3,501293.20
SS Classified 295,073,741 19.77 35 624 371728.29
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia