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Russian trade with Belgium 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 Belgium in 2014: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Belgium

In 2014, Russia’s trade with Belgium totaled $12,798,828,800, up 8.83% ($1,038,385,316) from 2013.

Russia’s exports to Belgium in 2014 totaled $9,226,004,907, up 19.41% ($1,499,563,646) from 2013.

Russia’s imports from Belgium in 2014 were $3,572,823,893, down 11.43% ($461,178,330) from 2013.

Russia’s trade surplus with Belgium in 2014 was $5,653,181,014, a 53.10% increase ($1,960,741,976) over 2013.

Belgium was Russia’s 17th largest trading partner in 2014 (just as in 2013), accounting for 1.6347% of Russia’s total trade (up from 1.3963% in 2013).

Belgium was Russia’s 16th largest export market in 2014 (up from 18th in 2013), accounting for 1.8565% of Russia’s total exports (up from 1.4654% in 2013).

Belgium was Russia’s 19th largest supplier in 2014 (down from 18th in 2013), accounting for 1.2493% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.2808% in 2013).

Russia’s Exports to Belgium

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 35.95% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (36.13% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 35.62% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (38.43% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 19.60% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (11.84% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.54% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (10.35% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.94% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (1.69% in 2013).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $534,430,372;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $517,450,953;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $368,484,816;
  • 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) - an increase of $317,318,187.

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

  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $157,557,413;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $62,026,233;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $42,534,311.
Russia’s exports to Belgium in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
01 Live animals 0 0.00 13,726-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 6,179,784 0.07 6,112,0231.11
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 187,640-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,293,320 0.01 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 540,630 0.01 639,049-15.40
10 Cereals 661,927 0.01 3,092,111-78.59
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 48,332-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 71,804,752 0.78 114,339,063-37.20
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,457,295 0.04 562615,077.05
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 210,958 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 2,126,878-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 362,117 0.00 176,318105.38
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 1,290-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 501,210 0.01 505,731-0.89
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,283,247 0.01 2,753,520-53.40
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 97,794 0.00 278,738-64.92
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 116,320,888 1.26 111,911,7993.94
26 Ores, slag and ash 9,194,178 0.10 6,207,33348.12
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,191,076,252 34.59 2,673,625,29919.35
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 161,935,117 1.76 150,230,2887.79
29 Organic chemicals 36,882,097 0.40 41,221,975-10.53
30 Pharmaceutical products 53,433 0.00 9,240478.28
31 Fertilizers 83,590,461 0.91 145,616,694-42.60
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 812,288 0.01 628,90329.16
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,252,061 0.01 744,92668.08
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 8,489,320 0.09 4,683,51981.26
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,539,922 0.02 412,749273.09
39 Plastics and articles thereof 35,115,589 0.38 24,783,93441.69
40 Rubber and articles thereof 273,712,382 2.97 431,269,795-36.53
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 25,616 0.00 52,966-51.64
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 50,461 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 50,657,891 0.55 52,820,346-4.09
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 12,147,844 0.13 10,531,73615.35
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 13,309,349 0.14 10,742,69223.89
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 24,048 0.00 84,473-71.53
50 Silk 0 0.00 42,424-100.00
52 Cotton 0 0.00 2,911-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 629,909 0.01 0
54 Man-made filaments 28,286 0.00 227,400-87.56
55 Man-made staple fibers 90,169 0.00 848,914-89.38
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 158,871 0.00 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 115-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 4,043 0.00 0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 22,412 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,943 0.00 820258.90
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 13,198-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 6,725 0.00 33,775-80.09
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8,020 0.00 13,536-40.75
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 691-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 211-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 198,420 0.00 1,418,314-86.01
69 Ceramic products 25,190 0.00 3571,871.43
70 Glass and glassware 6,145,506 0.07 4,414,92639.20
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,286,708,825 35.62 2,969,390,63810.69
72 Iron and steel 884,546,232 9.59 350,115,860152.64
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,898,633 0.03 5,952,451-51.30
74 Copper and articles thereof 902,451,952 9.78 533,967,13669.01
75 Nickel and articles thereof 16,639,071 0.18 19,234,152-13.49
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 741,929 0.01 1,066,718-30.45
78 Lead and articles thereof 170,334 0.00 698,459-75.61
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 442,113 0.00 3,908,408-88.69
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 24,506 0.00 113,596-78.43
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 29,765 0.00 11,669155.08
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 31,591,604 0.34 26,278,79820.22
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 574,922 0.01 6,576,361-91.26
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 23,852 0.00 23,4171.86
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 5,088,950 0.06 2,815,10280.77
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 550,000 0.01 98455,794.31
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,070,433 0.03 2,690,14214.14
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 25,552-100.00
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 252,087 0.00 185,22036.10
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 13,593 0.00 1,342912.89
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 175,367 0.00 201,167-12.83
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 8,077 0.00 0
SS Classified 99,937 0.00 313 171-68.09

Russia’s Imports from Belgium

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 39.29% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (37.61% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 27.31% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (29.86% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.70% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (14.25% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.48% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (9.30% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.41% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (2.64% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.58% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (2.48% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.49% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (1.26% in 2013).

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $97,756,643;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $35,729,358;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $12,565,396;
  • 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 $11,821,846.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $126,858,486;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $96,619,346;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $93,423,559;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $85,324,199;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $78,247,242;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $49,083,735;
  • 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 $25,393,294;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $18,739,458;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $15,404,824;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $12,449,674;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $10,765,175.
Russia’s imports from Belgium in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
01 Live animals 531,922 0.01 64,110729.70
02 Meat and edible meat offal 13,442,952 0.38 110,062,298-87.79
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 453,202 0.01 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 29,502,809 0.83 27,197,3148.48
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 22,915-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 836,592 0.02 1,938,132-56.84
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 30,577,818 0.86 49,317,276-38.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 118,801,352 3.33 134,206,176-11.48
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,461,255 0.07 3,426,503-28.17
10 Cereals 424,161 0.01 351,88020.54
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6,173,692 0.17 4,833,77827.72
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 18,332,244 0.51 14,108,07229.94
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 561,240 0.02 601,799-6.74
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 17,704,489 0.50 30,154,163-41.29
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 11,392,145 0.32 3,721,849206.09
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 15,644,915 0.44 12,319,42326.99
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 47,571,941 1.33 41,075,60415.82
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 44,698,567 1.25 50,682,859-11.81
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 14,897,012 0.42 19,172,161-22.30
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 15,402,344 0.43 15,949,154-3.43
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 20,155,208 0.56 16,750,80820.32
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 43,825,935 1.23 38,598,45013.54
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 487,399 0.01 441,73610.34
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,317,840 0.04 1,418,906-7.12
26 Ores, slag and ash 3,751,732 0.11 932,670302.26
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 116,644,058 3.26 104,078,66212.07
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 14,406,953 0.40 16,698,952-13.73
29 Organic chemicals 139,631,234 3.91 139,699,291-0.05
30 Pharmaceutical products 326,118,389 9.13 375,202,124-13.08
31 Fertilizers 6,851,490 0.19 7,536,668-9.09
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 95,899,868 2.68 106,665,043-10.09
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 84,315,439 2.36 87,134,237-3.24
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 106,414,378 2.98 94,592,53212.50
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 12,273,706 0.34 9,901,47823.96
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 442,210 0.01 1,152,661-61.64
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 31,678,925 0.89 32,902,625-3.72
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 163,210,929 4.57 127,481,57128.03
39 Plastics and articles thereof 393,566,297 11.02 478,890,496-17.82
40 Rubber and articles thereof 28,943,846 0.81 39,498,662-26.72
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 24,400 0.00 84,513-71.13
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 801,773 0.02 1,073,255-25.30
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,182 0.00 64,573-98.17
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 34,933,902 0.98 25,830,73835.24
45 Cork and articles of cork 23,018 0.00 40,936-43.77
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 15,886 0.00 15,3143.74
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 6,878-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 12,824,960 0.36 20,662,830-37.93
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,530,268 0.15 4,361,98826.78
50 Silk 10,119 0.00 37,722-73.17
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 52,949 0.00 48,03810.22
52 Cotton 157,835 0.00 229,256-31.15
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 492,779 0.01 387,10227.30
54 Man-made filaments 10,494,752 0.29 18,232,439-42.44
55 Man-made staple fibers 5,973,728 0.17 3,839,35555.59
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 6,330,780 0.18 7,847,806-19.33
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 33,710,074 0.94 36,669,600-8.07
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,820,731 0.05 1,336,27236.25
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 18,649,974 0.52 14,515,10928.49
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 180,101 0.01 601,706-70.07
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 266,176 0.01 258,8572.83
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 602,539 0.02 815,074-26.08
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 13,253,036 0.37 15,039,346-11.88
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 115,469 0.00 118,199-2.31
65 Headgear and parts thereof 16,185 0.00 61,134-73.53
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 24,844 0.00 16,76948.15
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 19,993 0.00 7,179178.49
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 7,162,544 0.20 7,788,917-8.04
69 Ceramic products 17,431,410 0.49 18,459,767-5.57
70 Glass and glassware 31,927,311 0.89 28,526,28311.92
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,480,599 0.18 9,177,877-29.39
72 Iron and steel 177,203,791 4.96 270,627,350-34.52
73 Articles of iron or steel 167,805,583 4.70 70,048,940139.55
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,456,977 0.07 3,454,205-28.87
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,027,422 0.03 1,007,9051.94
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,251,584 0.15 9,401,881-44.14
78 Lead and articles thereof 16,033 0.00 56,583-71.66
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,031,204 0.03 1,179,898-12.60
80 Tin and articles thereof 6,946,366 0.19 7,272,295-4.48
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,145,624 0.03 1,817,860-36.98
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,304,122 0.12 4,516,453-4.70
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7,376,455 0.21 5,753,26328.21
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 370,361,893 10.37 497,220,379-25.51
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 171,781,901 4.81 197,175,195-12.88
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 1,162,447 0.03 1,499,519-22.48
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 390,723,018 10.94 468,970,260-16.68
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 10,600,465 0.30 5,335,89898.66
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 31,219,644 0.87 34,487,565-9.48
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,605 0.00 12,049-78.38
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 630 0.00 5936.24
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 6,793,255 0.19 9,225,684-26.37
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 6,610,108 0.19 7,781,243-15.05
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 19,284,600 0.54 19,303,893-0.10
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 343,680 0.01 51,027573.53
SS Classified 698,681 0.02 2 864 415-75.61
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