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

Russia’s Trade with Saudi Arabia

In 2013, Russia’s trade with Saudi Arabia was $1,077,726,509, down 20.68% ($280,963,288) from 2012.

Russia’s exports to Saudi Arabia in 2013 were $789,103,280, down 27.51% ($299,522,186) from 2012.

Russia’s imports from Saudi Arabia in 2013 totaled $288,623,229, up 6.87% ($18,558,898) from 2012.

Russia’s trade surplus with Saudi Arabia in 2013 was $500,480,051, a 38.86% decrease ($318,081,084) over 2012.

Saudi Arabia was Russia’s 68th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 63rd in 2012), accounting for 0.1280% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1614% in 2012).

Saudi Arabia was Russia’s 61st largest export market in 2013 (down from 55th in 2012), accounting for 0.1497% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2075% in 2012).

Saudi Arabia was Russia’s 68th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 66th in 2012), accounting for 0.0916% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0851% in 2012).

Russia’s Exports to Saudi Arabia

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 43.56% of Russia’s total exports to Saudi Arabia (51.87% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 36.94% of Russia’s total exports to Saudi Arabia (26.82% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 9.84% of Russia’s total exports to Saudi Arabia (16.48% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.94% of Russia’s total exports to Saudi Arabia (2.19% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.00% of Russia’s total exports to Saudi Arabia (2.39% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.44% of Russia’s total exports to Saudi Arabia (0.21% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Saudi Arabia in 2013 over 2012 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $13,095,001;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $9,984,211;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $6,905,486;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $6,641,167.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $217,036,245;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $101,757,394;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $9,904,328;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $7,501,585;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $2,879,177.
Russia’s exports to Saudi Arabia in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,495 0.00 3,062-18.52
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 276,055 0.03 163,00069.36
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 451,756 0.06 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 50,304 0.01 319,359-84.25
10 Cereals 317,882,744 40.28 534,918,989-40.57
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 215,820 0.03 140,34053.78
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 24,808,292 3.14 27,687,469-10.40
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,050 0.00 31,327-87.07
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 12,420 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 1,444,786-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 14,190 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 214 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 19,539 0.00 28,500-31.44
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 77,627,626 9.84 179,385,020-56.73
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,157,588 0.27 1,647,71530.94
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 129,560-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,268,495 0.16 1,197,1375.96
31 Fertilizers 4,360,260 0.55 2,767,21557.57
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 221 0.00 693-68.11
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 53,053 0.01 39,07535.77
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 30,572,222 3.87 17,477,22174.93
39 Plastics and articles thereof 158,965 0.02 2,1087,441.03
40 Rubber and articles thereof 405,451 0.05 552,269-26.58
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,575 0.00 0
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2,511 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 12,050,159 1.53 12,564,463-4.09
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 169,358-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 11,612,716 1.47 13,240,135-12.29
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 199 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,227,175 0.16 288,552325.29
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,672 0.00 4,084-59.06
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 125,836 0.02 30,761309.08
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 450 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,850 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,789 0.00 0
69 Ceramic products 897 0.00 173418.50
70 Glass and glassware 346 0.00 0
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 2,240-100.00
72 Iron and steel 263,676,330 33.41 263,377,5430.11
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,175,470 0.15 8,677,055-86.45
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,481,386 0.19 11,385,714-86.99
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 15,150,705 1.92 8,509,53878.04
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 650 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10,003,990 1.27 19,77950,478.85
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,222,168 0.92 316,6822,180.57
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 2,468,995 0.31 1,098,619124.74
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 171,165 0.02 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 908,701 0.12 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 593,115 0.08 816,887-27.39
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 79,981 0.01 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,470 0.00 8,926-49.92
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 754,135 0.10 162,192364.96
SS Classified 41,084 0.01 17 920129.26

Russia’s Imports from Saudi Arabia

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 94.84% of Russia’s total imports from Saudi Arabia (86.65% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.31% of Russia’s total imports from Saudi Arabia (2.73% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.47% of Russia’s total imports from Saudi Arabia (2.09% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.65% of Russia’s total imports from Saudi Arabia (1.59% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.22% of Russia’s total imports from Saudi Arabia (6.57% in 2012).

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $17,693,899;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $12,994,937;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $7,811,663;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $867,882.

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $17,063,553;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,495,476;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,148,053;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $870,813.
Russia’s imports from Saudi Arabia in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
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 76,937 0.03 114,099-32.57
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 120-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 17,063,553-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 116,113 0.04 40,398187.42
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,579 0.00 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 210,757 0.07 515,198-59.09
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 874 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,223 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 251 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 11,451 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,978 0.00 3,609-45.19
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 219,479 0.08 1,10519,762.35
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,620 0.00 17,732-90.86
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 13,597-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 49,126,595 17.02 41,314,93218.91
30 Pharmaceutical products 25,940,058 8.99 8,246,159214.57
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 8,316,174 2.88 7,658,5368.59
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 114,414 0.04 24,592365.25
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 613,684 0.21 113,243441.92
39 Plastics and articles thereof 189,631,286 65.70 176,636,3497.36
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 4,404-100.00
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 33,430-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 21-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,390,664 0.48 806,05672.53
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,554 0.00 88076.59
54 Man-made filaments 6,657,263 2.31 7,364,677-9.61
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 248-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 3,483-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 59,391 0.02 0
70 Glass and glassware 13,013 0.00 12,7671.93
72 Iron and steel 565 0.00 1,148,618-99.95
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,773,694 0.61 2,644,507-32.93
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,468,428 0.86 1,600,54654.22
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 239,700-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,468,746 0.51 3,964,222-62.95
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 359,323 0.12 291,58223.23
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 39,776 0.01 29,90033.03
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 0 0.00 101,284-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,323 0.00 2,87285.34
SS Classified 0 0.00 51 912-100.00

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia