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

Russia’s Trade with France

In 2014, Russia’s trade with France was $18,320,811,577, down 17.53% ($3,894,262,240) from 2013.

Russia’s exports to France in 2014 were $7,578,017,863, down 17.66% ($1,624,856,461) from 2013.

Russia’s imports from France in 2014 were $10,742,793,714, down 17.44% ($2,269,405,779) from 2013.

Russia’s trade deficit with France in 2014 was $3,164,775,851, a 16.92% decrease ($644,549,318) over 2013.

France was Russia’s 14th largest trading partner in 2014 (just as in 2013), accounting for 2.3400% of Russia’s total trade (down from 2.6376% in 2013).

France was Russia’s 17th largest export market in 2014 (down from 16th in 2013), accounting for 1.5249% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.7454% in 2013).

France was Russia’s 8th largest supplier in 2014 (just as in 2013), accounting for 3.7565% of Russia’s total imports (down from 4.1313% in 2013).

Russia’s Exports to France

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 87.27% of Russia’s total exports to France (84.57% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.44% of Russia’s total exports to France (6.12% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.64% of Russia’s total exports to France (3.15% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.37% of Russia’s total exports to France (2.25% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.42% of Russia’s total exports to France (1.06% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 0.56% of Russia’s total exports to France (1.31% in 2013).

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

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to France 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) - a decrease of $1,176,603,661;
  • 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 $222,322,471;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $75,225,848;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $51,044,958;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $39,454,093;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $24,557,162.
Russia’s exports to France in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
01 Live animals 174,200 0.00 130,92233.06
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 3,539,994 0.05 3,152,47712.29
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,998,130 0.04 1,965,44852.54
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 426,461 0.01 1,191,435-64.21
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,180,447 0.02 517,600128.06
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 511-100.00
10 Cereals 18,575 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,880 0.00 9,100-79.34
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 263,596 0.00 2,506,320-89.48
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 12,979,927 0.17 88,205,775-85.28
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 388-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 353-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 7,945 0.00 7,8960.62
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 31,897 0.00 5,008536.92
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,075,726 0.01 940,85914.33
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,433,597 0.07 4,738,63914.67
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 14,442,090 0.19 15,955,668-9.49
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 1,558,587-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,806,930 0.04 3,401,840-17.49
26 Ores, slag and ash 7,240,161 0.10 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,603,150,739 87.14 7,779,754,400-15.12
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 217,518,078 2.87 439,840,549-50.55
29 Organic chemicals 15,540,523 0.21 4,856,648219.98
30 Pharmaceutical products 13,100 0.00 6,047116.64
31 Fertilizers 75,593,786 1.00 79,799,167-5.27
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 9,184 0.00 382,331-97.60
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,072,102 0.03 3,976,364-47.89
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 17,584 0.00 33,694-47.81
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 93 0.00 158,995-99.94
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,150 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,306,572 0.02 344,016279.80
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,481,517 0.09 2,642,193145.31
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,423,188 0.03 1,978,17222.50
40 Rubber and articles thereof 15,177,984 0.20 28,809,078-47.32
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 605 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,307,023 0.04 2,397,15337.96
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,458,547 0.02 6,569,072-77.80
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 92,677,182 1.22 81,011,50314.40
45 Cork and articles of cork 2 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 5-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 7,388,243 0.10 8,036,569-8.07
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,210,087 0.04 3,471,699-7.54
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,219,878 0.06 5,315,978-20.62
52 Cotton 0 0.00 55-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 310,790 0.00 118,681161.87
54 Man-made filaments 3,154 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,740,865 0.02 2,513,891-30.75
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 8,757 0.00 3892,151.16
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 488 0.00 500-2.40
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 106 0.00 712-85.11
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 926,215 0.01 725,42127.68
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,831,059 0.04 2,597,8938.98
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,164,128 0.05 3,608,27415.40
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,248,566 0.03 1,959,78314.74
65 Headgear and parts thereof 48,582 0.00 49,235-1.33
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2,361 0.00 5,200-54.60
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 29,105 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 184,658 0.00 159,74215.60
69 Ceramic products 146,697 0.00 122,97019.29
70 Glass and glassware 1,911,050 0.03 1,279,67049.34
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 216,147 0.00 281,247-23.15
72 Iron and steel 110,146,888 1.45 161,191,846-31.67
73 Articles of iron or steel 58,498,485 0.77 51,617,27713.33
74 Copper and articles thereof 641,801 0.01 40,095,894-98.40
75 Nickel and articles thereof 22,847 0.00 55,513-58.84
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8,830,785 0.12 14,834,080-40.47
78 Lead and articles thereof 479,404 0.01 293,74363.21
80 Tin and articles thereof 8,976 0.00 27,276-67.09
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 20,601,700 0.27 21,356,664-3.54
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 436,678 0.01 232,22088.04
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 461,084 0.01 49,946823.17
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 105,530,951 1.39 130,088,113-18.88
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 36,356,285 0.48 50,372,481-27.83
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 2,501,476 0.03 653,815282.60
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,476,147 0.06 5,943,126-24.68
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,507,911 0.06 120,8763,629.37
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 25,901,857 0.34 20,236,16328.00
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 204,033 0.00 76,793165.69
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,039 0.00 9,150-88.64
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 4,023,769 0.05 4,217,069-4.58
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 124,320 0.00 37,070235.37
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 168,561 0.00 74,301126.86
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 56,176 0.00 40,55138.53
SS Classified 75,075,239 0.99 114 154 235-34.23

Russia’s Imports from France

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 34.74% of Russia’s total imports from France (31.60% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 31.49% of Russia’s total imports from France (31.38% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.01% of Russia’s total imports from France (12.18% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.07% of Russia’s total imports from France (3.07% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.13% of Russia’s total imports from France (0.94% in 2013).

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

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from France 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 $258,894,502;
  • 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 $258,051,088;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $166,293,487;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $144,411,392;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $113,863,597;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $107,613,473;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $89,821,123;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $71,774,402;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $63,374,300;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $43,870,900;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $39,109,038;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $34,809,623.
Russia’s imports from France in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
01 Live animals 11,794,404 0.11 5,635,941109.27
02 Meat and edible meat offal 35,589,265 0.33 180,000,657-80.23
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 9,607,162 0.09 16,110,243-40.37
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 95,305,356 0.89 158,679,656-39.94
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,265,357 0.01 2,237,547-43.45
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 484,038 0.00 964,034-49.79
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 20,105,832 0.19 37,371,156-46.20
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 32,670,197 0.30 27,871,39417.22
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 4,081,766 0.04 6,550,293-37.69
10 Cereals 33,467,281 0.31 33,677,600-0.62
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6,248,613 0.06 6,561,942-4.77
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 74,951,887 0.70 69,215,1338.29
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 14,529,428 0.14 12,695,00414.45
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 42,647 0.00 197,414-78.40
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,097,694 0.02 1,560,86834.39
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,870,048 0.03 7,941,507-63.86
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 22,384,064 0.21 21,074,6856.21
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 49,441,515 0.46 34,733,07642.35
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 65,728,245 0.61 57,694,41113.92
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 30,498,828 0.28 19,201,96858.83
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 99,392,461 0.93 106,457,653-6.64
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 523,816,958 4.88 613,638,081-14.64
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 142,948,846 1.33 151,315,710-5.53
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 11,266,933 0.10 14,012,993-19.60
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 20,910,791 0.19 20,824,7330.41
26 Ores, slag and ash 34,810 0.00 77,730-55.22
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 22,251,432 0.21 17,993,23023.67
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 91,562,540 0.85 118,533,762-22.75
29 Organic chemicals 262,050,399 2.44 305,921,299-14.34
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,244,024,485 11.58 1,410,317,972-11.79
31 Fertilizers 824,989 0.01 839,058-1.68
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 59,024,034 0.55 56,070,5145.27
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 951,798,396 8.86 1,065,661,993-10.68
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 138,957,936 1.29 130,687,3746.33
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 65,302,312 0.61 60,013,5358.81
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 2,699,121 0.03 4,297,327-37.19
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 2,390,669 0.02 1,968,73921.43
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 416,513,626 3.88 386,866,7817.66
39 Plastics and articles thereof 372,587,930 3.47 407,397,553-8.54
40 Rubber and articles thereof 124,085,035 1.16 163,194,073-23.96
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 44,717 0.00 20,320120.06
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 41,724,811 0.39 45,484,648-8.27
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3,411,839 0.03 5,100,806-33.11
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 15,036,052 0.14 13,207,56413.84
45 Cork and articles of cork 432,652 0.00 493,340-12.30
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 61,087 0.00 74,951-18.50
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 52,929 0.00 33,65657.26
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 68,267,125 0.64 64,989,1605.04
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 37,429,249 0.35 43,347,454-13.65
50 Silk 149,638 0.00 148,5030.76
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 644 0.00 1,560-58.72
52 Cotton 1,399,385 0.01 1,940,418-27.88
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 17,823 0.00 43,785-59.29
54 Man-made filaments 1,630,597 0.02 6,730,644-75.77
55 Man-made staple fibers 970,317 0.01 1,778,999-45.46
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3,972,631 0.04 5,692,450-30.21
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,131,049 0.02 2,425,510-12.14
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,196,671 0.01 1,204,346-0.64
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,353,756 0.02 3,690,835-36.23
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 249,655 0.00 214,36116.46
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6,313,501 0.06 7,990,855-20.99
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 25,350,635 0.24 28,127,022-9.87
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,940,358 0.04 4,364,265-9.71
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 12,281,761 0.11 11,591,2895.96
65 Headgear and parts thereof 980,750 0.01 1,734,920-43.47
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 557,252 0.01 402,58038.42
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 91,021 0.00 186,903-51.30
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 25,581,421 0.24 26,043,251-1.77
69 Ceramic products 11,669,718 0.11 19,518,165-40.21
70 Glass and glassware 65,611,671 0.61 93,944,466-30.16
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 34,484,590 0.32 28,840,07619.57
72 Iron and steel 84,079,050 0.78 100,958,143-16.72
73 Articles of iron or steel 151,102,010 1.41 178,924,257-15.55
74 Copper and articles thereof 9,820,415 0.09 8,553,88114.81
75 Nickel and articles thereof 7,870,997 0.07 12,345,749-36.25
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 27,725,668 0.26 36,944,776-24.95
78 Lead and articles thereof 243,002 0.00 1,665,582-85.41
79 Zinc and articles thereof 389,490 0.00 372,3804.59
80 Tin and articles thereof 229,614 0.00 180,84226.97
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,642,935 0.04 3,115,97549.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 18,274,413 0.17 22,873,968-20.11
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 25,598,148 0.24 32,940,451-22.29
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,632,835,277 15.20 1,891,729,779-13.69
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 858,118,444 7.99 1,116,169,532-23.12
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 4,449,748 0.04 6,434,439-30.84
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 570,595,419 5.31 678,208,892-15.87
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5,412,336 0.05 6,656,279-18.69
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 311,814,693 2.90 383,589,095-18.71
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,837,516 0.02 2,455,151-25.16
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 333,114 0.00 443,578-24.90
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 41,387,349 0.39 55,565,728-25.52
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,313,443 0.07 8,774,955-16.66
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 25,115,220 0.23 33,069,002-24.05
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 779,136 0.01 2,693,671-71.08
SS Classified 1,519,823,642 14.15 2 272 101 647-33.11
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia