Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade with the United Kingdom 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 the United Kingdom in 2013: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with the United Kingdom

In 2013, Russia’s trade with the United Kingdom totaled $24,555,641,668, up 5.75% ($1,335,139,890) from 2012.

Russia’s exports to the United Kingdom in 2013 totaled $16,449,210,902, up 9.46% ($1,421,102,058) from 2012.

Russia’s imports from the United Kingdom in 2013 were $8,106,430,766, down 1.05% ($85,962,168) from 2012.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Kingdom in 2013 was $8,342,780,136, a 22.05% increase ($1,507,064,226) over 2012.

The United Kingdom was Russia’s 12th largest trading partner in 2013 (up from 14th in 2012), accounting for 2.9155% of Russia’s total trade (up from 2.7578% in 2012).

The United Kingdom was Russia’s 11th largest export market in 2013 (just as in 2012), accounting for 3.1197% of Russia’s total exports (up from 2.8639% in 2012).

The United Kingdom was Russia’s 11th largest supplier in 2013 (just as in 2012), accounting for 2.5737% of Russia’s total imports (down from 2.5822% in 2012).

Russia’s Exports to the United Kingdom

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 89.91% of Russia’s total exports to the United Kingdom (65.26% in 2012);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.82% of Russia’s total exports to the United Kingdom (22.36% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.57% of Russia’s total exports to the United Kingdom (4.56% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.92% of Russia’s total exports to the United Kingdom (5.06% in 2012).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to the United Kingdom 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 $4,949,640,074.

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

  • 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) - a decrease of $2,896,786,179;
  • 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 $234,617,687;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $228,040,287;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $123,568,363;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $62,987,036.
Russia’s exports to the United Kingdom in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
01 Live animals 783 0.00 1,786-56.16
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 9,530,240 0.06 16,250,616-41.35
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 921-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 4,680 0.00 2,56582.46
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 739-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 113,455 0.00 97,30016.60
10 Cereals 9,689,343 0.06 986,649882.05
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 504 0.00 26,095-98.07
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 10,279,741 0.06 27,19037,707.07
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 49,919 0.00 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 405,552-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 31,483,031 0.19 27,792,40613.28
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 183,929 0.00 25,023635.04
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 5,077-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 156,105 0.00 196,165-20.42
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 881,292 0.01 914,594-3.64
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 17,770 0.00 675,521-97.37
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 30,352,252 0.18 19,708,11154.01
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6,104,703 0.04 5,679,4767.49
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 53,404 0.00 278,057-80.79
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 136,883 0.00 467,787-70.74
26 Ores, slag and ash 32,866,644 0.20 100,36032,648.75
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 14,757,152,633 89.71 9,807,512,55950.47
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 351,182,541 2.13 585,800,228-40.05
29 Organic chemicals 2,931,284 0.02 2,948,946-0.60
30 Pharmaceutical products 204,331 0.00 1,060,659-80.74
31 Fertilizers 51,426,499 0.31 81,150,535-36.63
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 70,917 0.00 209,828-66.20
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,821,988 0.04 5,012,74236.09
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 43 0.00 317,481-99.99
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,825 0.00 97187.95
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 26,746 0.00 57,109-53.17
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,098,189 0.01 1,168,869-6.05
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,218,840 0.04 6,568,951-5.33
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,029,850 0.01 723,875180.41
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 643,627-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 56,315 0.00 130,694-56.91
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 29,320,671 0.18 26,917,7088.93
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 100,246,556 0.61 83,247,02120.42
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 46-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,218,529 0.01 1,678,869-27.42
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 23,651,381 0.14 42,228,366-43.99
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,198,745 0.01 2,295,200-47.77
52 Cotton 0 0.00 158,621-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 59,427 0.00 99,035-39.99
54 Man-made filaments 58,727 0.00 5,925891.17
55 Man-made staple fibers 811 0.00 7,757-89.54
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 127,545 0.00 3,6203,423.34
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3,726 0.00 5,763-35.35
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,427 0.00 416243.03
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 23,092 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 380,111 0.00 442,945-14.19
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,825,729 0.01 1,478,06923.52
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 48,395 0.00 41,06017.86
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 257,438 0.00 172,22549.48
65 Headgear and parts thereof 68,053 0.00 80,879-15.86
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 5,759 0.00 985484.67
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,444,753 0.01 264,003447.25
69 Ceramic products 35,880 0.00 101,758-64.74
70 Glass and glassware 268,821 0.00 516,482-47.95
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 463,802,563 2.82 3,360,588,742-86.20
72 Iron and steel 138,574,414 0.84 262,142,777-47.14
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,501,613 0.02 3,128,17311.94
74 Copper and articles thereof 18,454,459 0.11 246,494,746-92.51
75 Nickel and articles thereof 800,543 0.00 1,081,814-26.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 97,622,056 0.59 123,544,439-20.98
78 Lead and articles thereof 2,101,553 0.01 1,154,62882.01
79 Zinc and articles thereof 14 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 51,916,491 0.32 57,593,420-9.86
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,034,767 0.01 65,021,803-96.87
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 27,555 0.00 7,102287.99
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 72,922,897 0.44 41,001,54477.85
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 27,596,504 0.17 20,840,00632.42
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 15,369 0.00 151,416-89.85
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,349,760 0.01 1,748,28034.40
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 48,000 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 24,847,961 0.15 21,957,52813.16
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 79,593 0.00 37,516112.16
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,012 0.00 300237.33
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 4,546,012 0.03 5,280,936-13.92
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 124,786 0.00 2,861,584-95.64
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 185,594 0.00 240,505-22.83
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 43,781 0.00 86,362-49.31
SS Classified 66,241,350 0.40 86 449 406-23.38

Russia’s Imports from the United Kingdom

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 62.86% of Russia’s total imports from the United Kingdom (65.45% in 2012);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 21.68% of Russia’s total imports from the United Kingdom (18.89% in 2012);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.67% of Russia’s total imports from the United Kingdom (7.47% in 2012);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.90% of Russia’s total imports from the United Kingdom (3.33% in 2012);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.22% of Russia’s total imports from the United Kingdom (1.19% in 2012);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.14% of Russia’s total imports from the United Kingdom (1.07% in 2012);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.89% of Russia’s total imports from the United Kingdom (1.10% in 2012).

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $209,365,781;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $46,819,778.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $208,647,515;
  • 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 $90,359,742;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $32,591,633;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $24,586,568.
Russia’s imports from the United Kingdom in 2013 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2012,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2013
over 2012
01 Live animals 3,837,438 0.05 5,940,647-35.40
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,071,871 0.03 4,157,465-50.17
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 29,581,539 0.36 31,212,193-5.22
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 21,032,808 0.26 10,265,811104.88
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 283,018 0.00 276,9492.19
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 58,765 0.00 98,272-40.20
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,686,395 0.02 1,896,489-11.08
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 138,358 0.00 55,314150.13
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 10,328,984 0.13 7,275,97941.96
10 Cereals 9,777 0.00 9,033,154-99.89
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 580,471 0.01 183,818215.79
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,265,846 0.02 880,38843.78
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 7,157,315 0.09 6,374,63112.28
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 213 0.00 30610.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,848,723 0.04 2,809,0991.41
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 285 0.00 358-20.39
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,039,537 0.03 1,298,84257.03
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 11,942,606 0.15 6,200,59292.60
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 19,484,931 0.24 15,206,39228.14
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,981,616 0.07 5,889,5921.56
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 28,397,507 0.35 22,776,51424.68
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 431,084,627 5.32 430,876,8860.05
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 33,973,076 0.42 29,017,11317.08
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7,674,804 0.09 20,394,230-62.37
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6,993,562 0.09 6,292,94411.13
26 Ores, slag and ash 4 0.00 805-99.50
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 65,281,386 0.81 83,692,154-22.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 9,970,936 0.12 13,266,398-24.84
29 Organic chemicals 72,669,267 0.90 81,363,744-10.69
30 Pharmaceutical products 817,515,621 10.08 608,149,84034.43
31 Fertilizers 432,043 0.01 227,18190.18
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 114,961,724 1.42 111,435,7303.16
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 197,426,836 2.44 176,867,87311.62
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 85,053,073 1.05 87,804,409-3.13
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 6,657,812 0.08 9,331,447-28.65
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 104,948 0.00 148,928-29.53
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 7,204,156 0.09 9,533,449-24.43
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 155,416,323 1.92 144,811,0917.32
39 Plastics and articles thereof 218,897,077 2.70 220,355,111-0.66
40 Rubber and articles thereof 71,087,554 0.88 84,561,287-15.93
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 34,001 0.00 18,98779.08
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,499,842 0.02 1,494,4940.36
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 570,618 0.01 346,38364.74
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,132,882 0.08 6,924,797-11.44
45 Cork and articles of cork 34,449 0.00 15,531121.81
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 6,175 0.00 8,875-30.42
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 64,342,779 0.79 66,319,713-2.98
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 28,287,782 0.35 24,103,95617.36
50 Silk 124,540 0.00 147,349-15.48
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 455,779 0.01 471,126-3.26
52 Cotton 925,553 0.01 341,430171.08
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 51,437 0.00 95,567-46.18
54 Man-made filaments 8,979,671 0.11 6,911,14429.93
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,127,926 0.03 8,093,611-73.71
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 23,697,992 0.29 23,762,070-0.27
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4,135,887 0.05 5,398,158-23.38
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 163,246 0.00 250,387-34.80
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 15,028,151 0.19 4,915,200205.75
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 139,883 0.00 246,744-43.31
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,725,252 0.10 5,187,94448.91
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5,787,020 0.07 4,618,03025.31
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 17,478,469 0.22 23,667,966-26.15
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,549,712 0.04 2,474,31943.46
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,850,699 0.02 1,150,23160.90
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 28,826 0.00 55,049-47.64
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 26,533 0.00 8,689205.36
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 34,735,343 0.43 21,199,71063.85
69 Ceramic products 8,814,118 0.11 8,805,1210.10
70 Glass and glassware 19,538,548 0.24 18,021,7068.42
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 14,962,172 0.18 5,335,109180.45
72 Iron and steel 50,644,563 0.62 57,995,838-12.68
73 Articles of iron or steel 109,883,786 1.36 115,047,664-4.49
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,221,541 0.05 4,810,152-12.24
75 Nickel and articles thereof 14,743,731 0.18 14,862,689-0.80
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 19,664,771 0.24 44,251,339-55.56
78 Lead and articles thereof 863,110 0.01 846,6231.95
79 Zinc and articles thereof 383,779 0.00 272,22540.98
80 Tin and articles thereof 13,571 0.00 84,706-83.98
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,381,230 0.04 3,983,564-15.12
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 20,535,689 0.25 19,145,7667.26
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 10,483,442 0.13 11,376,327-7.85
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,421,278,047 17.53 1,629,925,562-12.80
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 745,598,616 9.20 835,958,358-10.81
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 1,405,272 0.02 1,586,968-11.45
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,575,320,998 31.77 2,528,501,2201.85
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 58,991,195 0.73 40,644,04445.14
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 292,801,187 3.61 325,392,820-10.02
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 271,163 0.00 372,087-27.12
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 577,339 0.01 652,590-11.53
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 31,161,321 0.38 31,646,055-1.53
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,465,055 0.04 4,277,351-18.99
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,229,112 0.04 5,218,763-38.12
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,474,948 0.03 400,400518.12
SS Classified 12,669,183 0.16 24 787 278-48.89
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia