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

Russia’s Trade with Ireland

In 2014, Russia’s trade with Ireland was $1,637,644,055, down 3.73% ($63,428,216) from 2013.

Russia’s exports to Ireland in 2014 totaled $335,852,662, up 2.14% ($7,044,122) from 2013.

Russia’s imports from Ireland in 2014 were $1,301,791,393, down 5.14% ($70,472,338) from 2013.

Russia’s trade deficit with Ireland in 2014 was $965,938,731, a 7.43% decrease ($77,516,460) over 2013.

Ireland was Russia’s 55th largest trading partner in 2014 (up from 56th in 2013), accounting for 0.2092% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2020% in 2013).

Ireland was Russia’s 78th largest export market in 2014 (just as in 2013), accounting for 0.0676% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0624% in 2013).

Ireland was Russia’s 36th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 37th in 2013), accounting for 0.4552% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.4357% in 2013).

Russia’s Exports to Ireland

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 41.26% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (50.05% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 37.21% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (28.32% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.11% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (4.31% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.56% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (0.93% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.46% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (2.97% in 2013).

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $32,930,435;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $4,730,644;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $2,535,035;
  • 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 $1,632,762;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $1,362,869.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Ireland 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 $25,994,450;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $6,074,384;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,868,452;
  • 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 $1,513,341.
Russia’s exports to Ireland in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
10 Cereals 775,116 0.23 6,849,500-88.68
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 190,298-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 210,881 0.06 165,72427.25
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 265,519 0.08 272,530-2.57
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,659,454 1.09 2,296,58559.34
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 16,009 0.00 7,654109.16
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 138,560,477 41.26 164,554,927-15.80
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 779,138 0.23 2,292,479-66.01
29 Organic chemicals 581,738 0.17 121,917377.16
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 4,858-100.00
31 Fertilizers 123,578,200 36.80 90,647,76536.33
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 960 0.00 2,098-54.24
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 860-100.00
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 1,070 0.00 5,911-81.90
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 791-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 156 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 14,486 0.00 50,559-71.35
40 Rubber and articles thereof 334 0.00 0
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 84,222 0.03 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,444,735 2.22 2,714,091174.30
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,155,000 0.34 328,677251.41
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,291 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 482 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 935 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 352 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,824 0.00 1,7037.11
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 165,989 0.05 0
69 Ceramic products 7,710 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 1,691 0.00 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 508,933 0.15 919,962-44.68
72 Iron and steel 2,720,891 0.81 185,8561,363.98
73 Articles of iron or steel 49,368 0.01 29,99464.59
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,470 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,891 0.00 694,169-99.73
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 146,340 0.04 146,2340.07
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 119 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,744,867 0.82 4,613,319-40.50
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 3,963,637 1.18 2,330,87570.05
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 684,800 0.20 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,422,062 1.91 7,225,085-11.11
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 96 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 360 0.00 388-7.22
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 20,309 0.01 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 495-100.00
SS Classified 41,275,750 12.29 42 153 236-2.08

Russia’s Imports from Ireland

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 55.09% of Russia’s total imports from Ireland (45.75% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 21.89% of Russia’s total imports from Ireland (26.11% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 19.85% of Russia’s total imports from Ireland (24.54% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.52% of Russia’s total imports from Ireland (1.15% in 2013).

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $111,857,378;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $13,479,445;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $7,200,019;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $7,031,341;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $4,134,456;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $3,924,553.

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

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $65,047,078;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $57,515,939;
  • 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 $28,821,459;
  • 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 $18,490,017;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $16,905,411;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $8,074,612;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $5,562,675;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $4,952,993;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $4,805,186.
Russia’s imports from Ireland in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
01 Live animals 681,121 0.05 3,971,068-82.85
02 Meat and edible meat offal 27,575,737 2.12 92,622,815-70.23
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 26,242,402 2.02 27,041,517-2.96
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 10,633,881 0.82 8,984,07018.36
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 535,633 0.04 774,293-30.82
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 58 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 27,061 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 906 0.00 46,869-98.07
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,824 0.00 489,950.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 7,117,078 0.55 85,7378,201.06
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 685,382 0.05 1,750,217-60.84
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,801,952 0.29 3,940,757-3.52
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 131,674 0.01 127,1213.58
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 45,143,993 3.47 41,009,53710.08
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,776,670 0.44 5,040,68914.60
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 35,381,076 2.72 52,286,487-32.33
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 93,160,618 7.16 98,113,611-5.05
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,367,131 0.11 700,31895.22
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 168,849 0.01 295,206-42.80
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 167,781 0.01 55,971199.76
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 10-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 136,777,291 10.51 155,267,308-11.91
29 Organic chemicals 8,591,266 0.66 11,272,314-23.78
30 Pharmaceutical products 311,214,891 23.91 199,357,51356.11
31 Fertilizers 6,196 0.00 3,55374.39
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 15,181,742 1.17 11,257,18934.86
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 163,619,542 12.57 171,694,154-4.70
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 797,667 0.06 890,430-10.42
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 28,649,446 2.20 21,449,42733.57
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 7,414-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 522,571 0.04 347,94650.19
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 33,395,503 2.57 38,200,689-12.58
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,897,481 0.45 5,876,1840.36
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12,442,744 0.96 12,249,3671.58
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 20,334 0.00 21,527-5.54
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,496,318 0.19 8,058,993-69.02
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 343,297 0.03 509,528-32.62
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,897,147 0.30 7,217,184-46.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 860 0.00 1,007-14.60
54 Man-made filaments 17,079 0.00 4,169309.67
55 Man-made staple fibers 44,589 0.00 54,425-18.07
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,506 0.00 1,26797.79
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 30,386 0.00 327,461-90.72
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 41,834-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 93,017 0.01 98,252-5.33
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 12,370 0.00 9,59328.95
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 25,826 0.00 32,777-21.21
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,631 0.00 6,288-26.35
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 122,440 0.01 545,500-77.55
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 340,925 0.03 26,6091,181.24
65 Headgear and parts thereof 9,669 0.00 15,307-36.83
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 150,385 0.01 33,468349.34
69 Ceramic products 22,121 0.00 14,18355.97
70 Glass and glassware 318,959 0.02 389,991-18.21
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 922,301 0.07 0
72 Iron and steel 21,559 0.00 13,95154.53
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,431,212 0.11 1,556,741-8.06
74 Copper and articles thereof 7,588 0.00 4,29576.67
75 Nickel and articles thereof 539,195 0.04 598,182-9.86
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 135,049 0.01 220,908-38.87
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,374-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 5,131 0.00 1,458251.92
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 72,176 0.01 19,464270.82
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,121,084 0.24 1,903,24863.99
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,917,120 0.15 1,141,93767.88
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 52,903,159 4.06 110,419,098-52.09
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 57,778,824 4.44 86,600,283-33.28
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 110,000 0.01 89,79822.50
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,369,732 0.11 1,844,450-25.74
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,500 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 172,812,217 13.27 159,332,7728.46
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 606 0.00 1,335-54.61
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 1,680,830 0.13 5,331,052-68.47
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,340,309 0.41 4,150,92128.65
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 17,965,614 1.38 16,902,2726.29
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 161 0.00 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia