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Russian trade with Australia in 2014

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Australia in 2014: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Australia

In 2014, Russia’s trade with Australia was $799,643,485, down 9.87% ($87,541,715) from 2013.

Russia’s exports to Australia in 2014 totaled $126,656,067, up 75.83% ($54,621,189) from 2013.

Russia’s imports from Australia in 2014 were $672,987,418, down 17.44% ($142,162,904) from 2013.

Russia’s trade deficit with Australia in 2014 was $546,331,351, a 26.48% decrease ($196,784,093) over 2013.

Australia was Russia’s 74th largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 71st in 2013), accounting for 0.1021% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1053% in 2013).

Australia was Russia’s 94th largest export market in 2014 (up from 105th in 2013), accounting for 0.0255% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0137% in 2013).

Australia was Russia’s 48th largest supplier in 2014 (down from 46th in 2013), accounting for 0.2353% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.2588% in 2013).

Russia’s Exports to Australia

The major share of Russian exports to Australia in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 56.08% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (0.58% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.41% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (65.99% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 9.21% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (6.78% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.74% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (10.14% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.52% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (9.30% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.61% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (4.73% in 2013).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Australia in 2014 over 2013 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 $70,465,825;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $7,045,795;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $2,518,341;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $590,048;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $540,792;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $500,687.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Australia in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $23,817,145;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $2,300,098;
  • 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 $805,456;
  • 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 $617,147;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $421,408.
Russia’s exports to Australia in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 15,370 0.01 48,191-68.11
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,232 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 31 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,969 0.00 4,364-9.05
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,262,187 1.00 3,562,285-64.57
10 Cereals 1,208 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 53,698 0.04 20,255165.11
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 22,050 0.02 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 42,142-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,005,047 2.37 486,706517.43
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 31,978 0.03 169,022-81.08
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 190,091 0.15 325,620-41.62
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 99,192 0.08 26,564273.41
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 21,002 0.02 12,78364.30
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 96,099 0.08 103,009-6.71
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 239,774 0.19 12,3101,847.80
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,947,682 1.54 1,883,0473.43
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 147,345 0.12 126116,840.48
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 70,882,925 55.96 417,10016,894.23
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 16,349,966 12.91 16,000,0542.19
29 Organic chemicals 2,062,952 1.63 1,562,26532.05
30 Pharmaceutical products 14 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 5,217,663 4.12 29,034,808-82.03
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,142 0.00 40,672-92.27
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 455,060 0.36 523,411-13.06
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 15,177 0.01 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,439 0.00 4,111-65.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 32,252 0.03 16,75392.51
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,480 0.00 6,149-43.41
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 972 0.00 117,374-99.17
39 Plastics and articles thereof 378,517 0.30 232,92762.50
40 Rubber and articles thereof 59,339 0.05 55210,649.82
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 521 0.00 40927.38
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 11,476,843 9.06 4,431,048159.01
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 177,658 0.14 434,873-59.15
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9,386 0.01 16,004-41.35
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 83,287 0.07 56,79246.65
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 220 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 7 0.00 173-95.95
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 222-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 700 0.00 1,225-42.86
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,068 0.00 705335.18
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 338,619 0.27 271,48424.73
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 73,518 0.06 56,24830.70
65 Headgear and parts thereof 305 0.00 630-51.59
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 88-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 36 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,084 0.00 51,758-97.91
69 Ceramic products 2,272 0.00 4,374-48.06
70 Glass and glassware 609,455 0.48 19,4073,040.39
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 49 0.00 8,897-99.45
72 Iron and steel 4,373,558 3.45 3,832,76614.11
73 Articles of iron or steel 89,244 0.07 112,496-20.67
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,413 0.00 76883.98
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,778,952 1.40 2,200,360-19.15
80 Tin and articles thereof 562 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,482 0.00 897176.70
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,027,777 0.81 1,142,664-10.05
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 31 0.00 16,079-99.81
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 938,571 0.74 826,05813.62
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 567,576 0.45 1,373,032-58.66
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 693,854 0.55 369,25487.91
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,110,448 0.88 841,26732.00
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 534-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 464 0.00 0
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 599,589 0.47 1,216,736-50.72
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 19,364 0.02 42,987-54.95
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 678 0.00 195247.69
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 17,812 0.01 5,300236.08
SS Classified 55,811 0.04 46 54819.90

Russia’s Imports from Australia

The major share of Russian imports from Australia in 2014 (and in 2013) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 57.66% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (38.54% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 29.78% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (41.97% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.09% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (15.76% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.96% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (1.53% in 2013).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Australia in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • 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) - an increase of $44,480,598;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $31,775,404;
  • 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 $23,267,721;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $7,527,571;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $2,742,425;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $2,557,056;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $2,531,659;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $2,059,734.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Australia in 2014 over 2013 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $137,642,163;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $44,680,022;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - a decrease of $38,154,442;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $10,709,976;
  • 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 $9,184,269;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $6,158,627;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $4,396,075;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $3,525,002;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $3,490,194;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2,595,639.
Russia’s imports from Australia in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
01 Live animals 40,642,404 6.04 78,796,846-48.42
02 Meat and edible meat offal 50,289,471 7.47 187,931,634-73.24
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,081,795 0.46 1,022,061201.53
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 75,608,114 11.23 43,832,71072.49
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 7,400 0.00 4,05482.54
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 32,689 0.00 34,422-5.03
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 190,202 0.03 177,2997.28
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7,521,499 1.12 6,918,2728.72
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 71,750 0.01 57,26025.31
10 Cereals 1,044,887 0.16 32,7583,089.72
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 82,926 0.01 93,605-11.41
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,662,303 0.40 978,384172.11
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 40,963 0.01 32,51425.99
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,904,264 0.43 347,208736.46
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 44,727 0.01 34,28230.47
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 623 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,643 0.00 49,686-94.68
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 674,577 0.10 709,153-4.88
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 391,929 0.06 832,758-52.94
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 556,417 0.08 587,949-5.36
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 10,786,065 1.60 12,317,296-12.43
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,790,019 0.56 7,315,021-48.19
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,840,163 0.42 2,658,9376.82
26 Ores, slag and ash 2,912,729 0.43 170,3041,610.31
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,183 0.00 26,409-84.16
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 305,769,746 45.43 282,502,0258.24
29 Organic chemicals 104,372 0.02 61,44269.87
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,281,135 0.93 6,436,447-2.41
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 52-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 709,136 0.11 364,95294.31
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,100,438 0.31 2,247,253-6.53
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 45,222,592 6.72 741,9945,994.74
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 12,621,035 1.88 5,093,464147.79
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 8,407,118 1.25 5,875,45943.09
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,150,903 0.77 8,641,097-40.39
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,667,911 0.25 2,158,566-22.73
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 5,401,339 0.80 9,797,414-44.87
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,592 0.00 15,609-76.99
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 12,567-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 17,935 0.00 8,585108.91
45 Cork and articles of cork 80 0.00 4577.78
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 31,522 0.00 69,644-54.74
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 50,826 0.01 16,158214.56
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 36,336 0.01 0
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 205-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 80,406-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,328,609 0.20 53,3852,388.73
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 70,759 0.01 120,237-41.15
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 6,177 0.00 30,972-80.06
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 55,158 0.01 85,529-35.51
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 37,032 0.01 48,364-23.43
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 34,322 0.01 16,303110.53
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 19,089 0.00 28,499-33.02
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 18,135 0.00 5,294242.56
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,254 0.00 5,584-59.63
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 5-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 53,469 0.01 82,050-34.83
69 Ceramic products 403,017 0.06 834,034-51.68
70 Glass and glassware 542,231 0.08 416,30230.25
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 411,982 0.06 1,413,920-70.86
72 Iron and steel 2,382 0.00 71,473-96.67
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,967,947 0.74 11,126,574-55.35
74 Copper and articles thereof 115,407 0.02 115,738-0.29
75 Nickel and articles thereof 72,325 0.01 25,346185.35
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 196,648 0.03 49,225299.49
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 10,957 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,053,158 0.16 986,2106.79
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 56,534 0.01 100,386-43.68
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 36,042,552 5.36 80,722,574-55.35
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 5,722,055 0.85 14,906,324-61.61
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 29,368 0.00 108,841-73.02
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 6,424,116 0.95 9,019,755-28.78
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,190 0.00 34,435-87.83
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12,966,505 1.93 23,676,481-45.23
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 4,277 0.00 844,991.67
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 2,097,254 0.31 922,421127.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 253,098 0.04 288,543-12.28
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 168,086 0.02 78,562113.95
SS Classified 57,567 0.01 692 666-91.69
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