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

Russia’s Trade with Israel

In 2014, Russia’s trade with Israel was $3,430,748,625, down 4.11% ($146,923,172) from 2013.

Russia’s exports to Israel in 2014 totaled $2,289,322,318, up 9.81% ($204,504,173) from 2013.

Russia’s imports from Israel in 2014 were $1,141,426,307, down 23.54% ($351,427,345) from 2013.

Russia’s trade surplus with Israel in 2014 was $1,147,896,011, a 93.91% increase ($555,931,518) over 2013.

Israel was Russia’s 39th largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 37th in 2013), accounting for 0.4382% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.4248% in 2013).

Israel was Russia’s 36th largest export market in 2014 (up from 37th in 2013), accounting for 0.4607% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.3954% in 2013).

Israel was Russia’s 40th largest supplier in 2014 (down from 34th in 2013), accounting for 0.3991% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.4740% in 2013).

Russia’s Exports to Israel

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 49.36% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (46.82% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 34.46% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (34.58% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.30% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (9.55% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.24% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (1.76% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.09% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (3.85% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.99% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (1.74% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.49% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (1.60% in 2013).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Israel 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 $141,382,233;
  • 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 $67,942,918;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $22,671,319;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $12,547,748;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $7,584,794.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $30,137,352;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $21,045,063;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $17,076,100.
Russia’s exports to Israel in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
01 Live animals 260 0.00 271-4.06
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 39,990 0.00 4,300830.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8,544 0.00 13,422-36.34
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,155,025 0.05 1,875,961-38.43
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2,197 0.00 88,548-97.52
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 414,012 0.02 566,489-26.92
10 Cereals 167,962,544 7.34 145,291,22515.60
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,743,273 0.08 2,069,850-15.78
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 65,141 0.00 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 95,300 0.00 222,803-57.23
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 16,608,226 0.73 9,023,43284.06
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 201,175 0.01 255,805-21.36
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 704,991 0.03 485,47745.22
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,890,790 0.08 1,478,97427.84
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,508,188 0.07 1,148,40531.33
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,369,507 0.10 1,881,62925.93
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,482,004 0.06 1,638,400-9.55
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6,791,480 0.30 5,866,99315.76
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 9,850,388 0.43 26,926,488-63.42
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 41,830 0.00 204,516-79.55
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 17,851,287 0.78 5,303,539236.59
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,112,218,365 48.58 970,836,13214.56
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,244,353 0.05 1,317,257-5.53
29 Organic chemicals 11,110,993 0.49 6,747,54664.67
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,478,254 0.06 44,9123,191.45
31 Fertilizers 16,535,350 0.72 11,229,06147.25
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 22,328 0.00 21,4314.19
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 48,934 0.00 54,453-10.14
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 34,431 0.00 12,469176.13
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 18 0.00 1520.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 894 0.00 2,710-67.01
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 11,734,012 0.51 9,814,36619.56
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,044,489 0.40 7,290,43924.06
40 Rubber and articles thereof 266 0.00 206,960-99.87
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 28,605 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,185 0.00 19,028-78.01
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 25,416,835 1.11 21,395,16518.80
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 153,547 0.01 107,31743.08
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 18,062,957 0.79 12,781,27941.32
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,879,292 0.08 2,035,679-7.68
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 218 0.00 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 13,572 0.00 11311,910.62
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 282-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 14,149 0.00 3,163347.33
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 43,509 0.00 213,760-79.65
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 44,161 0.00 165,492-73.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 37,434 0.00 32,74814.31
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 24,881 0.00 11,683112.97
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 3,873-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 2,512-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 22,673 0.00 4,580395.04
69 Ceramic products 28,063 0.00 66,718-57.94
70 Glass and glassware 94,139 0.00 62,48350.66
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 788,893,639 34.46 720,950,7219.42
72 Iron and steel 17,378,505 0.76 47,515,857-63.43
73 Articles of iron or steel 626,130 0.03 1,579,253-60.35
74 Copper and articles thereof 114,383 0.00 0
75 Nickel and articles thereof 5,387 0.00 61,656-91.26
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 14,679,320 0.64 10,833,18135.50
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 14,975,278 0.65 20,308,240-26.26
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,697 0.00 35,899-95.27
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9,783 0.00 35,313-72.30
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,347,771 0.10 23,392,834-89.96
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 4,005,480 0.17 3,518,60513.84
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 983,211 0.04 878,00011.98
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 343,778 0.02 0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 2,824,261-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,593,391 0.16 2,760,73830.16
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 399 0.00 751-46.87
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 35,480 0.00 101,719-65.12
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 219,302 0.01 166,47731.73
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7,490 0.00 1057,033.33
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5,808 0.00 38,778-85.02
SS Classified 969,027 0.04 985 604-1.68

Russia’s Imports from Israel

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 38.93% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (28.87% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 31.22% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (19.94% in 2013);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.94% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (23.56% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.67% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (2.84% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.92% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (1.73% in 2013);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.03% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (0.79% in 2013).

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $63,261,879;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $36,461,072;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $9,103,957;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $5,007,367.

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

  • 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 $72,577,620;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $19,729,149;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $18,221,340;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $14,095,819;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $9,191,521;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $6,781,881;
  • 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) - a decrease of $5,726,959;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $5,539,711;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $5,298,489;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $4,230,743;
  • 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 $4,210,608;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $3,788,281;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $3,684,536.
Russia’s imports from Israel in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
01 Live animals 1,516,029 0.13 1,291,27017.41
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 549,726 0.05 685,947-19.86
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 22,937,946 2.01 28,477,657-19.45
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 277,187,576 24.28 240,726,50415.15
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 83,902,318 7.35 97,998,137-14.38
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 360,161 0.03 356,7090.97
10 Cereals 566 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 10,210 0.00 3,798168.83
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,691,143 0.41 4,869,010-3.65
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,892,304 0.17 2,238,191-15.45
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 93,743 0.01 15,177517.66
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 40,514 0.00 61,767-34.41
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,682,390 0.41 2,067,047126.53
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 204,745 0.02 36,294464.13
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,025,289 0.27 3,249,531-6.90
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 33,508,856 2.94 38,807,345-13.65
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8,348,669 0.73 9,477,904-11.91
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,372,590 0.12 650,524111.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6,415 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9,696,717 0.85 9,042,4917.24
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,044,412 0.18 2,684,291-23.84
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 7,962,999 0.70 8,293,033-3.98
29 Organic chemicals 18,623,244 1.63 13,615,87736.78
30 Pharmaceutical products 190,055,688 16.65 126,793,80949.89
31 Fertilizers 3,987,355 0.35 2,512,83158.68
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 14,050,892 1.23 13,933,7810.84
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 37,995,071 3.33 42,225,814-10.02
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 13,830,034 1.21 11,358,06521.76
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 140,605 0.01 132,4116.19
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 448,671 0.04 836,902-46.39
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 14,222,017 1.25 10,849,85831.08
39 Plastics and articles thereof 50,318,328 4.41 59,509,849-15.45
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,706,270 0.41 7,634,659-38.36
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 481,755 0.04 723,724-33.43
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 209,688 0.02 136,15654.01
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,360,327 0.21 2,467,858-4.36
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,225,010 0.11 5,013,291-75.56
52 Cotton 1,931,296 0.17 1,703,95513.34
54 Man-made filaments 768,582 0.07 730,3395.24
55 Man-made staple fibers 3,670 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 25,985,020 2.28 16,881,06353.93
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 401,471 0.04 381,5455.22
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 788 0.00 877,545-99.91
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,315,281 0.20 2,808,997-17.58
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 33,301 0.00 29,78111.82
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 625,969 0.05 421,39548.55
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 50,303 0.00 89,899-44.04
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,061,625 0.09 1,531,142-30.66
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 194,261 0.02 202,406-4.02
65 Headgear and parts thereof 5,151 0.00 152,642-96.63
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 1,986-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,523,130 0.13 1,141,08833.48
69 Ceramic products 1,296,228 0.11 377,699243.19
70 Glass and glassware 1,049,874 0.09 563,60586.28
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5,318,205 0.47 11,045,164-51.85
72 Iron and steel 110 0.00 49,918-99.78
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,924,106 0.26 6,326,771-53.78
74 Copper and articles thereof 302,895 0.03 258,12617.34
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,681,789 0.15 94,5191,679.31
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,652,491 0.23 2,617,7541.33
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 154,873 0.01 61,764150.75
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 33,759,903 2.96 32,505,4873.86
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 374,841 0.03 468,439-19.98
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 66,566,653 5.83 84,787,993-21.49
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 73,664,604 6.45 146,242,224-49.63
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 2,274,739 0.20 5,420,876-58.04
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,160,907 0.19 5,845,443-63.03
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 6,781,881-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 82,926,824 7.27 102,655,973-19.22
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 35,912 0.00 17,152109.38
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2,723 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 8,400,795 0.74 12,611,403-33.39
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,692,507 0.32 3,247,75013.69
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 131,316 0.01 54,909139.15
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 13,766-100.00
SS Classified 463,891 0.04 295 073 741-99.84
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