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

Russia’s Trade with Egypt

In 2014, Russia’s trade with Egypt totaled $5,478,569,740, up 86.00% ($2,533,057,157) from 2013.

Russia’s exports to Egypt in 2014 totaled $4,938,730,813, up 97.28% ($2,435,318,333) from 2013.

Russia’s imports from Egypt in 2014 totaled $539,838,927, up 22.11% ($97,738,824) from 2013.

Russia’s trade surplus with Egypt in 2014 was $4,398,891,886, a 113.40% increase ($2,337,579,509) over 2013.

Egypt was Russia’s 29th largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 41st in 2013), accounting for 0.6998% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.3497% in 2013).

Egypt was Russia’s 23rd largest export market in 2014 (up from 33rd in 2013), accounting for 0.9938% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.4748% in 2013).

Egypt was Russia’s 56th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 59th in 2013), accounting for 0.1888% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1404% in 2013).

Russia’s Exports to Egypt

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 28.08% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (34.96% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 23.99% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (14.46% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.19% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (11.47% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 10.79% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (16.47% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.72% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (12.12% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.33% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (1.57% in 2013).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Egypt 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 $817,741,256;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $479,413,154;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $205,874,550;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $188,571,572;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $109,868,746;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $60,785,186;
  • 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 $22,837,600;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $21,940,606;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $18,493,788.

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $23,499,947.
Russia’s exports to Egypt in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
01 Live animals 0 0.00 205,410-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 7,416,154 0.15 7,912,525-6.27
10 Cereals 1,034,018,756 20.94 554,605,60286.44
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,245,926 0.11 3,712,99241.29
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 301,948,124 6.11 241,162,93825.21
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 546 0.00 75,514-99.28
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 14,400 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,985 0.00 11,232-82.33
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 757,698-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,116,260 0.02 49,0442,176.04
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 7,941,345 0.16 14,307,225-44.49
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 28,933,051 0.59 52,432,998-44.82
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9,765,519 0.20 4,693,792108.05
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,174,988,509 23.79 357,247,253228.90
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 13,661,123 0.28 10,817,41626.29
29 Organic chemicals 7,042,757 0.14 2,054,057242.87
30 Pharmaceutical products 195,161 0.00 149,85530.23
31 Fertilizers 8,422,002 0.17 14,171,121-40.57
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 289 0.00 787-63.28
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 271,902 0.01 82,160230.94
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 358 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 6,150 0.00 2,523143.76
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 21,960 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,041,539 0.18 5,900,77453.23
39 Plastics and articles thereof 21,458,291 0.43 2,964,503623.84
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,809,095 0.12 3,113,15586.60
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,164 0.00 2,816-58.66
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 455,294,137 9.22 345,425,39131.81
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 328,233 0.01 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 76,611,079 1.55 62,711,43722.16
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 442,592 0.01 4,079,654-89.15
52 Cotton 6 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 27,242-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 922,137 0.02 7,90611,563.76
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 114-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 576-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 4-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 656-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 24,973 0.00 32,922-24.14
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,100 0.00 143669.23
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 188-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,470 0.00 490,880-99.29
69 Ceramic products 838,021 0.02 1,964,978-57.35
70 Glass and glassware 42,449 0.00 3,932979.58
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 461-100.00
72 Iron and steel 442,531,559 8.96 253,959,98774.25
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,253,813 0.11 8,066,316-34.87
74 Copper and articles thereof 32,249,955 0.65 41,387,281-22.08
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,233 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 117,035 0.00 5,2912,111.96
78 Lead and articles thereof 83 0.00 19336.84
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,588 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 34,042 0.00 19,42875.22
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 64,585 0.00 24,769160.75
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 49,890,332 1.01 27,949,72678.50
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 26,366,989 0.53 3,529,389647.07
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 96,295 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 456,804,115 9.25 250,929,56582.04
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 10,846,697 0.22 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,878,067 0.18 4,697,56488.99
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 132,947 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 165,140 0.00 14,1581,066.41
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 44,466 0.00 10343,070.87
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,078 0.00 728322.80
SS Classified 733,417,231 14.85 221 648 282230.89

Russia’s Imports from Egypt

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 82.16% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (81.86% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 8.15% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (9.11% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.74% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (0.72% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.13% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (3.77% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.31% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (2.75% in 2013).

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $111,911,429;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $10,855,607;
  • 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 $6,271,814;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $4,115,617;
  • 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 $1,745,735.

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $29,875,067;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2,306,055;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $2,144,790;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $1,647,217.
Russia’s imports from Egypt in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 4,359 0.00 15,410-71.71
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 5,740 0.00 2,256154.43
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 213,166,115 39.49 101,254,686110.52
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 222,642,488 41.24 252,517,555-11.83
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 603,165 0.11 360,09467.50
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,027,472 0.93 6,108,493-17.70
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 33,600 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 240,673 0.04 92,384160.51
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 37-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 360,337 0.07 39,735806.85
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 911,179 0.17 1,208,774-24.62
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 157-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 510,314 0.09 300,87169.61
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,425,689 0.82 6,570,479-32.64
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 1,647,217-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,628,631 0.49 3,943,330-33.34
29 Organic chemicals 9,900 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,337,877 1.36 6,506,33712.78
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 810,434 0.15 912,350-11.17
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 178,419 0.03 69,610156.31
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 3,175,048 0.59 1,429,313122.14
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 380,887 0.07 444,662-14.34
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,977,955 0.92 7,284,010-31.66
40 Rubber and articles thereof 186 0.00 10,861-98.29
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 152,024 0.03 151,5340.32
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,703 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 35,237 0.01 13,342164.11
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 228,401 0.04 620,713-63.20
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7,353 0.00 14,571-49.54
52 Cotton 89,022 0.02 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 348,456 0.06 360,627-3.37
54 Man-made filaments 141,484 0.03 238,387-40.65
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,223 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,527 0.00 2,5110.64
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 8,929,137 1.65 9,147,559-2.39
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 108,569 0.02 0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 196,979 0.04 57,268243.96
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,562,139 1.03 6,507,152-14.52
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 26,617,359 4.93 22,501,74218.29
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,975,425 0.37 1,441,93737.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 23,413 0.00 6,745247.12
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,278 0.00 3,005-57.47
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 523-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 669,673 0.12 570,23717.44
69 Ceramic products 399,596 0.07 631,162-36.69
70 Glass and glassware 442,537 0.08 480,104-7.82
72 Iron and steel 1,819,057 0.34 1,206,08350.82
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,841,856 0.53 2,639,4217.67
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 4,900-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 66,873 0.01 63,8314.77
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 69,085 0.01 17,221301.17
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 304 0.00 2,601-88.31
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 12,548,033 2.32 1,692,426641.42
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 7,647,684 1.42 1,375,870455.84
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,796 0.00 5,264-46.88
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 494 0.00 125,099-99.61
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 454 0.00 53756.60
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 73 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 569,961 0.11 887,263-35.76
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 2,847-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 906,254 0.17 609,48448.69

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