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

Russia’s Trade with Syria

In 2013, Russia’s trade with Syria was $376,432,985, down 42.64% ($279,828,295) from 2012.

Russia’s exports to Syria in 2013 were $360,229,181, down 42.41% ($265,297,959) from 2012.

Russia’s imports from Syria in 2013 were $16,203,804, down 47.28% ($14,530,336) from 2012.

Russia’s trade surplus with Syria in 2013 was $344,025,377, a 42.16% decrease ($250,767,623) over 2012.

Syria was Russia’s 89th largest trading partner in 2013 (down from 75th in 2012), accounting for 0.0447% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0779% in 2012).

Syria was Russia’s 75th largest export market in 2013 (down from 62nd in 2012), accounting for 0.0683% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1192% in 2012).

Syria was Russia’s 112th largest supplier in 2013 (down from 103rd in 2012), accounting for 0.0051% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0097% in 2012).

Russia’s Exports to Syria

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 15.52% of Russia’s total exports to Syria (15.57% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.05% of Russia’s total exports to Syria (11.12% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.54% of Russia’s total exports to Syria (8.68% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.36% of Russia’s total exports to Syria (1.07% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.11% of Russia’s total exports to Syria (0.94% in 2012).

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

  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $15,792,514;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $6,569,215;
  • Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 16) - an increase of $6,104,215.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $33,888,026;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $25,106,549;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $21,413,076;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $19,076,995;
  • 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 $7,500,479;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $6,799,269;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $4,251,978;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $3,570,576;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $2,763,957;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $2,354,750;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,117,017;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1,703,008;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $1,476,649;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,187,874.
Russia’s exports to Syria in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
10 Cereals 6,379,217 1.77 40,267,243-84.16
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 7,320,492 2.03 8,797,141-16.79
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 6,104,215 1.69 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 151,118 0.04 86,17575.36
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 880,145-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 4,251,978-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 37,492-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 907,719 0.25 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,295,324 0.36 3,650,074-64.51
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 28,172-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 952,979 0.26 2,655,987-64.12
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 51,040-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 773-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 15,792,514 4.38 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 6,098-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 55,931-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 70,461 0.02 12,215476.84
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,191,567 0.33 223,778432.48
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 451 0.00 1,231-63.36
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 22,659,838 6.29 41,736,833-45.71
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 892,888-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,722,510 0.76 5,486,467-50.38
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 790 0.00 21,413,866-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,400-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 98,911-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7,428 0.00 91,334-91.87
72 Iron and steel 935,418 0.26 4,505,994-79.24
73 Articles of iron or steel 101,376 0.03 1,289,250-92.14
74 Copper and articles thereof 6,569,633 1.82 4181,571,582.54
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 120-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 32,643-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,537 0.00 40,850-96.24
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,575 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 190,400 0.05 2,307,417-91.75
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 1,328,328 0.37 8,828,807-84.95
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 51,950,498 14.42 77,057,047-32.58
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,432,835 0.68 9,232,104-73.65
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 11,821-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 171 0.00 0
SS Classified 231,160,787 64.17 391 492 497-40.95

Russia’s Imports from Syria

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 58.85% of Russia’s total imports from Syria (38.04% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 32.69% of Russia’s total imports from Syria (45.05% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.46% of Russia’s total imports from Syria (9.84% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.38% of Russia’s total imports from Syria (2.35% in 2012).

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $107,693;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $100,425.

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

  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - a decrease of $3,875,399;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2,754,707;
  • Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery (HS code 58) - a decrease of $2,412,574;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - a decrease of $1,257,526;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $888,065;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $615,100;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $306,669;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $257,661;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $245,088;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $200,308;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $190,190;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $187,114;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $181,359;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $158,382;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - a decrease of $153,894;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - a decrease of $146,984;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $145,483;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $119,921;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $69,326;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $67,902;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $66,131;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $63,590;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - a decrease of $62,187;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $60,438;
  • 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) - a decrease of $59,277;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $54,889;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $54,323.
Russia’s imports from Syria in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 280,469 1.73 1,168,534-76.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 8,891,906 54.88 9,507,006-6.47
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 12,975 0.08 14,785-12.24
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 1,647 0.01 17,335-90.50
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 181,359-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 187,009 1.15 432,097-56.72
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 4,001-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 14,278 0.09 47,723-70.08
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 35,331 0.22 5,626528.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 112,373 0.69 312,681-64.06
30 Pharmaceutical products 135,253 0.83 27,560390.76
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 3,089-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 11,940 0.07 79,842-85.05
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 47,040 0.29 109,227-56.93
39 Plastics and articles thereof 28,357 0.18 2,783,064-98.98
40 Rubber and articles thereof 14,027 0.09 22,909-38.77
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 11,807 0.07 13,079-9.73
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 210,282 1.30 516,951-59.32
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12,868 0.08 45,398-71.66
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 158,382-100.00
52 Cotton 66,968 0.41 220,862-69.68
54 Man-made filaments 1,160,896 7.16 1,280,817-9.36
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,062,206 6.56 4,937,605-78.49
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,171 0.03 67,761-93.84
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 146,984-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 853,757 5.27 3,266,331-73.86
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 250 0.00 0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 389,833 2.41 1,647,359-76.34
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 914,480 5.64 1,172,141-21.98
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 270,730 1.67 331,168-18.25
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 39,457 0.24 94,346-58.18
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 534,002 3.30 679,485-21.41
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 9-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 74,348 0.46 31,332137.29
69 Ceramic products 2,627 0.02 56,950-95.39
70 Glass and glassware 34,029 0.21 100,160-66.03
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,842 0.06 196,956-95.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,402 0.01 2,194-36.10
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 12,342 0.08 18,044-31.60
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,785 0.02 9,258-69.92
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,969 0.01 8,733-77.45
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 29,123 0.18 219,313-86.72
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 776 0.00 7,879-90.15
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 16,804 0.10 0
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 8,954 0.06 7,12525.67
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 84,123 0.52 143,400-41.34
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 512 0.00 48,523-98.94
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 587,232 3.62 486,80720.63
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 32,624 0.20 101,950-68.00
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