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

Russia’s Trade with Serbia

In 2013, Russia’s trade with Serbia totaled $1,974,123,920, up 15.58% ($266,137,134) from 2012.

Russia’s exports to Serbia in 2013 totaled $854,058,859, up 15.02% ($111,512,503) from 2012.

Russia’s imports from Serbia in 2013 totaled $1,120,065,061, up 16.02% ($154,624,631) from 2012.

Russia’s trade deficit with Serbia in 2013 was $266,006,202, a 19.34% increase ($43,112,128) over 2012.

Serbia was Russia’s 50th largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 54th in 2012), accounting for 0.2344% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2028% in 2012).

Serbia was Russia’s 59th largest export market in 2013 (just as in 2012), accounting for 0.1620% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1415% in 2012).

Serbia was Russia’s 40th largest supplier in 2013 (up from 43rd in 2012), accounting for 0.3556% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.3043% in 2012).

Russia’s Exports to Serbia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 53.19% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (48.26% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.26% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (16.52% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.57% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (18.51% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.61% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (6.03% in 2012);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.25% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (8.73% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.16% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (1.51% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Serbia 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 $86,246,890;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $24,164,887;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $10,631,310;
  • 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 $10,474,023;
  • 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 $7,703,375;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $5,251,769;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3,961,562;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $3,802,187;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,852,699.

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

  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $38,548,212;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $6,466,469;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $3,817,047;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $3,747,713.
Russia’s exports to Serbia in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
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 244,549 0.03 381,077-35.83
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 15,000 0.00 5825,762.07
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,106,972 0.13 1,119,273-1.10
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 140,323 0.02 440,801-68.17
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,828 0.00 22,974-78.98
10 Cereals 80,058 0.01 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 38,015 0.00 44,864-15.27
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 28,424 0.00 79,237-64.13
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 65 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9,319,632 1.09 4,067,863129.10
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 374,916 0.04 348,8807.46
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,083,705 0.13 50,1442,061.19
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 137,955 0.02 15,245804.92
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 310,050 0.04 446,892-30.62
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 98,722 0.01 14,579577.15
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,350,020 0.16 1,088,97323.97
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 57,782 0.01 79,672-27.48
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5,681,938 0.67 3,998,70042.09
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 36,364,477 4.26 32,562,29011.68
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,352,640 0.16 2,344,658-42.31
26 Ores, slag and ash 10,631,310 1.24 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 442,279,913 51.79 356,033,02324.22
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 22,657,305 2.65 14,953,93051.51
29 Organic chemicals 388,968 0.05 1,073,806-63.78
30 Pharmaceutical products 45,845 0.01 1,276,821-96.41
31 Fertilizers 111,894,502 13.10 87,729,61527.54
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,031,570 0.12 321,935220.43
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 249,294 0.03 429,183-41.91
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 154,037 0.02 28,440441.62
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,543 0.00 552,705.45
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 514,362 0.06 306,45867.84
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 150,035 0.02 165,741-9.48
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10,348,745 1.21 7,496,04638.06
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8,533,787 1.00 8,885,684-3.96
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 206,367 0.02 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8,357 0.00 2237,886.36
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 7,019 0.00 3,324111.16
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,063,707 0.12 779,58736.44
45 Cork and articles of cork 564 0.00 98475.51
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8,794,202 1.03 10,438,066-15.75
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 86,588 0.01 17,652390.53
52 Cotton 402,348 0.05 742,937-45.84
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 3,463 0.00 323972.14
54 Man-made filaments 224,564 0.03 65,550242.58
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 15,763-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 40,036 0.00 72,496-44.77
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 115 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 503 0.00 4726.57
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 190,456 0.02 2,6237,161.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,325 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 177,604 0.02 4,3314,000.76
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 21,076 0.00 5,474285.02
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,521 0.00 7,159-78.75
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 13,249 0.00 10,45026.78
65 Headgear and parts thereof 23,886 0.00 26,022-8.21
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 188 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 532,932 0.06 282,80488.45
69 Ceramic products 118,589 0.01 817,983-85.50
70 Glass and glassware 1,918,168 0.22 372,456415.01
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 40,260 0.00 5,427641.85
72 Iron and steel 7,066,430 0.83 13,532,899-47.78
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,992,255 0.23 5,739,968-65.29
74 Copper and articles thereof 113,225,902 13.26 112,357,9890.77
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,913,439 0.22 5,730,486-66.61
78 Lead and articles thereof 130,587 0.02 18271,651.10
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 113 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 48,518 0.01 2,8721,589.35
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 96,709 0.01 94,4982.34
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 21,373,416 2.50 17,411,85422.75
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 14,091,310 1.65 3,617,287289.55
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 589,786 0.07 39,137,998-98.49
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,035,099 0.47 2,431,52265.95
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,729,695 0.55 2,201,853114.81
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 253 0.00 336-24.70
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,842 0.00 2,979-38.17
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 419,880 0.05 191,415119.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 9,026 0.00 53,456-83.12
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 19,071 0.00 14,42932.17
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 9,690 0.00 0
SS Classified 3,757,464 0.44 546 397587.68

Russia’s Imports from Serbia

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.44% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (20.12% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.29% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (19.84% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 19.16% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (19.82% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 16.31% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (15.08% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.10% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (14.59% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 6.24% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (6.28% in 2012).

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $31,922,086;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $25,479,126;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $18,790,183;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $15,875,998;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $14,491,757;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $12,276,679;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $8,013,476;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $7,118,419;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $7,071,209;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $6,016,557;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $4,691,891;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $4,235,119;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $3,997,861;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $3,986,409.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Serbia 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 $11,829,328;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $9,498,088;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $6,349,775.
Russia’s imports from Serbia in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
01 Live animals 10,696 0.00 10,1455.43
02 Meat and edible meat offal 940,013 0.08 7,289,788-87.11
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 20,395,219 1.82 13,276,80053.62
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 5,783,138 0.52 4,484,94328.95
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 9,103,182 0.81 6,896,36632.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 117,588,822 10.50 98,798,63919.02
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,839 0.00 58,710-96.87
10 Cereals 8,805,913 0.79 4,570,79492.66
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,675,827 0.33 4,890,715-24.84
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 4,025,520 0.36 4,101,560-1.85
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 157,148 0.01 43,123264.42
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 378,335 0.03 93,544304.45
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,017,899 0.18 2,265,347-10.92
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 18,671,659 1.67 28,169,747-33.72
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,622,802 0.50 6,081,425-7.54
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7,647,777 0.68 5,065,50750.98
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,640,650 0.41 1,483,747212.77
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5,191,688 0.46 3,800,08936.62
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 151,996 0.01 18084,342.22
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 42,006 0.00 0
29 Organic chemicals 5,810,815 0.52 3,523,41164.92
30 Pharmaceutical products 65,770,265 5.87 65,693,9740.12
31 Fertilizers 1,546 0.00 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,387,962 0.48 4,743,35213.59
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 60,972 0.01 60,2471.20
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 2,274,998 0.20 1,086,163109.45
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 19 0.00 194,828-99.99
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 98,702 0.01 167,343-41.02
39 Plastics and articles thereof 81,081,296 7.24 75,064,7398.02
40 Rubber and articles thereof 55,534,056 4.96 41,042,29935.31
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 83 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 89,416 0.01 30,868189.67
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,237,007 0.11 1,034,69019.55
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 52,601,300 4.70 50,567,5544.02
45 Cork and articles of cork 104 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 16,338,622 1.46 9,267,41376.30
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 991,651 0.09 760,20230.45
52 Cotton 31,650 0.00 24,30630.21
54 Man-made filaments 34,235 0.00 20,38667.93
55 Man-made staple fibers 4,866 0.00 2,028139.94
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 754,850 0.07 276,556172.95
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 22,452,455 2.00 18,454,59421.66
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 535,105 0.05 642,656-16.74
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,397,912 0.21 1,444,02766.06
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 59,893 0.01 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 139,766,130 12.48 107,844,04429.60
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,508,587 0.58 4,366,50149.06
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,291,951 0.12 728,99177.22
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8,772,730 0.78 11,706,910-25.06
65 Headgear and parts thereof 39,842 0.00 62,181-35.93
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,597,851 0.32 1,222,616194.27
69 Ceramic products 2,169,405 0.19 2,332,212-6.98
70 Glass and glassware 3,352,035 0.30 1,706,28296.45
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 752 0.00 1,331-43.50
72 Iron and steel 2,759,289 0.25 2,536,6098.78
73 Articles of iron or steel 31,665,307 2.83 23,651,83133.88
74 Copper and articles thereof 59,632,322 5.32 60,921,483-2.12
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 55,719,612 4.97 43,442,93328.26
78 Lead and articles thereof 14,474 0.00 1748,218.39
80 Tin and articles thereof 345 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 265 0.00 17,850-98.52
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,345,478 0.12 3,032,082-55.63
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6,789,631 0.61 7,255,735-6.42
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 107,928,313 9.64 82,449,18730.90
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 75,927,000 6.78 75,966,588-0.05
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 1,248,222 0.11 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 15,358,160 1.37 27,187,488-43.51
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 8,249,260 0.74 4,262,85193.52
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9,081,601 0.81 4,389,710106.88
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 112 0.00 9814.29
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 49,710,313 4.44 33,834,31546.92
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 287,139 0.03 372,311-22.88
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 436,415 0.04 540,015-19.18
SS Classified 10,611 0.00 125 297-91.53
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia