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

Russia’s Trade with Italy

In 2014, Russia’s trade with Italy was $48,469,412,624, down 10.02% ($5,398,544,785) from 2013.

Russia’s exports to Italy in 2014 were $35,746,041,468, down 9.08% ($3,567,968,117) from 2013.

Russia’s imports from Italy in 2014 were $12,723,371,156, down 12.58% ($1,830,576,668) from 2013.

Russia’s trade surplus with Italy in 2014 was $23,022,670,312, a 7.02% decrease ($1,737,391,449) over 2013.

Italy was Russia’s 4th largest trading partner in 2014 (just as in 2013), accounting for 6.1908% of Russia’s total trade (down from 6.3958% in 2013).

Italy was Russia’s 4th largest export market in 2014 (down from 2nd in 2013), accounting for 7.1932% of Russia’s total exports (down from 7.4562% in 2013).

Italy was Russia’s 4th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 5th in 2013), accounting for 4.4490% of Russia’s total imports (down from 4.6208% in 2013).

Russia’s Exports to Italy

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 91.32% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (88.50% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.30% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (2.62% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.98% of Russia’s total exports to Italy (6.68% in 2013).

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

  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - an increase of $196,945,274.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Italy 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 $2,149,759,840;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,558,952,589.
Russia’s exports to Italy in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,400 0.00 1,4000.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 180,057 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 22,109,302 0.06 20,300,9758.91
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,394,148 0.00 393,991253.85
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 3,130 0.00 26,252-88.08
10 Cereals 49,033,297 0.14 43,743,97712.09
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 20,067 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 11,295,803 0.03 10,499,5957.58
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 140,872 0.00 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 248,105 0.00 981,071-74.71
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,408,327 0.01 99,037,322-95.55
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,517,370 0.01 2,802,066-10.16
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 358,191 0.00 485,549-26.23
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 107,969 0.00 92,34116.92
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 239,248 0.00 11,2172,032.91
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 151,396 0.00 523,178-71.06
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,411,482 0.00 1,195,51618.06
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 78,301,177 0.22 107,115,889-26.90
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 393,448 0.00 154,040155.42
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,724,943 0.00 1,413,37122.04
26 Ores, slag and ash 12,747,620 0.04 11,819,1717.86
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 32,629,348,275 91.28 34,779,108,115-6.18
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,005,300,959 2.81 808,355,68524.36
29 Organic chemicals 30,539,665 0.09 58,903,415-48.15
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,045,716 0.01 4,634,355-34.28
31 Fertilizers 52,197,807 0.15 62,160,241-16.03
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 915,088 0.00 920,323-0.57
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,948,611 0.01 4,345,730-55.16
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 515,553 0.00 976,109-47.18
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 73,854 0.00 7,540879.50
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 11,086 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 7,663 0.00 5,13849.14
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,753,811 0.01 1,901,87044.79
39 Plastics and articles thereof 42,042,779 0.12 35,008,44620.09
40 Rubber and articles thereof 40,190,935 0.11 52,604,130-23.60
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 101,989,408 0.29 126,795,116-19.56
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,698,287 0.01 1,696,00659.10
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 37,939,439 0.11 49,992,797-24.11
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 94,643,501 0.26 78,254,13420.94
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2,331 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 8,479,643 0.02 13,214,151-35.83
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 84,043,972 0.24 72,530,92915.87
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6,071,587 0.02 2,340,124159.46
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 492,579 0.00 771,046-36.12
52 Cotton 2,725,109 0.01 2,719,6000.20
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 249,054 0.00 504,062-50.59
54 Man-made filaments 4,155,098 0.01 1,598,462159.94
55 Man-made staple fibers 3,092,504 0.01 2,391,72529.30
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,774,539 0.01 1,279,570116.83
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 10,108 0.00 2,287341.98
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 862 0.00 1,366-36.90
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 437,881 0.00 1,17637,134.78
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 104 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,187,899 0.01 460,186810.04
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,564,881 0.01 1,864,87191.16
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 392,130 0.00 346,20313.27
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,863,724 0.01 2,745,60377.15
65 Headgear and parts thereof 60,127 0.00 96,797-37.88
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2,620 0.00 5,546-52.76
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 652 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 494,266 0.00 209,772135.62
69 Ceramic products 45,758 0.00 26,92169.97
70 Glass and glassware 6,276,345 0.02 3,561,48376.23
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 21,551,376 0.06 7,693,082180.14
72 Iron and steel 913,290,902 2.55 2,472,243,491-63.06
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,695,483 0.03 12,178,237-20.39
74 Copper and articles thereof 9,999,974 0.03 80,530,396-87.58
75 Nickel and articles thereof 26,053,325 0.07 1,647,9081,480.99
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 97,976,656 0.27 55,581,25976.28
78 Lead and articles thereof 129,873 0.00 1,818,660-92.86
79 Zinc and articles thereof 1,024 0.00 1,952-47.54
80 Tin and articles thereof 740 0.00 45861.57
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 7,132,570 0.02 3,401,823109.67
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 230,044 0.00 434,841-47.10
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 135,689 0.00 95,97941.37
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 23,923,413 0.07 23,816,1590.45
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 45,834,482 0.13 35,921,00127.60
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 38,336 0.00 425,294-90.99
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7,173,193 0.02 3,216,985122.98
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,245,002 0.01 25,805,708-91.30
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,822,085 0.01 8,862,109-45.59
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 18,810 0.00 26,317-28.53
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 29 0.00 4,225-99.31
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 7,631,327 0.02 4,912,07055.36
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 843,492 0.00 4,219,721-80.01
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 102,578 0.00 82,61324.17
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 13,381 0.00 60,866-78.02
SS Classified 201,824,122 0.56 98 090 480105.75

Russia’s Imports from Italy

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 48.48% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (47.52% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.93% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (16.88% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.22% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (9.90% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 7.80% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (6.63% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.44% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (6.48% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.01% of Russia’s total imports from Italy (2.10% in 2013).

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

  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $52,738,174.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Italy 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 $339,734,091;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $297,515,776;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $223,030,442;
  • 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 $127,939,966;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $83,126,164;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $70,569,673;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $59,878,184;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $54,389,842;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $40,300,292.
Russia’s imports from Italy in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
01 Live animals 2,737 0.00 55,823-95.10
02 Meat and edible meat offal 16,393,158 0.13 76,271,342-78.51
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 742,872 0.01 1,057,999-29.79
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 42,850,092 0.34 68,211,198-37.18
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,019,577 0.01 3,104,998-67.16
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 11,109,436 0.09 14,846,699-25.17
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 21,578,497 0.17 26,387,309-18.22
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 77,854,570 0.61 148,424,243-47.55
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 74,840,309 0.59 73,260,0912.16
10 Cereals 3,252,714 0.03 4,446,919-26.85
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,489,291 0.03 3,193,2649.27
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 23,668,098 0.19 13,833,29771.10
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,407,070 0.03 1,689,645160.83
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 21,002 0.00 43,511-51.73
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 70,336,285 0.55 64,786,6458.57
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 26,756,597 0.21 31,736,141-15.69
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 15,480,919 0.12 15,366,7740.74
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 82,020,496 0.64 70,219,17616.81
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 144,846,129 1.14 131,653,83810.02
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 67,133,888 0.53 58,176,53215.40
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 56,891,804 0.45 41,008,67838.73
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 457,438,706 3.60 511,828,548-10.63
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 55,795,291 0.44 42,530,15331.19
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 42,562,188 0.33 38,001,62112.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6,186,369 0.05 6,339,745-2.42
26 Ores, slag and ash 7,283,290 0.06 7,272,6390.15
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 23,105,670 0.18 24,386,523-5.25
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 15,961,889 0.13 8,949,50478.36
29 Organic chemicals 79,455,073 0.62 107,249,310-25.92
30 Pharmaceutical products 736,835,799 5.79 959,866,241-23.24
31 Fertilizers 6,211,755 0.05 6,391,297-2.81
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 176,901,742 1.39 172,351,1142.64
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 272,143,976 2.14 281,849,860-3.44
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 71,625,595 0.56 70,233,1201.98
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 39,056,797 0.31 44,553,564-12.34
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3,256,970 0.03 2,118,93653.71
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,122,376 0.02 3,774,866-17.29
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 137,480,473 1.08 146,122,107-5.91
39 Plastics and articles thereof 505,659,969 3.97 536,361,649-5.72
40 Rubber and articles thereof 106,146,902 0.83 117,580,520-9.72
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 10,591,342 0.08 20,091,869-47.29
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 127,784,932 1.00 134,971,484-5.32
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 23,611,450 0.19 28,280,671-16.51
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 88,391,562 0.69 92,136,023-4.06
45 Cork and articles of cork 331,867 0.00 282,02317.67
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 31,843 0.00 340,088-90.64
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 16,382 0.00 27,375-40.16
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 107,025,201 0.84 127,760,765-16.23
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 59,954,300 0.47 85,720,211-30.06
50 Silk 1,750,211 0.01 1,818,133-3.74
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 2,325,370 0.02 3,627,346-35.89
52 Cotton 7,543,208 0.06 6,422,69017.45
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 415,462 0.00 1,067,600-61.08
54 Man-made filaments 6,734,411 0.05 8,382,986-19.67
55 Man-made staple fibers 83,127,081 0.65 30,388,907173.54
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 58,253,466 0.46 57,230,5821.79
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3,029,893 0.02 3,592,299-15.66
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4,167,693 0.03 4,603,810-9.47
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 12,577,842 0.10 12,274,7062.47
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 9,400,185 0.07 10,240,153-8.20
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 162,366,672 1.28 184,499,096-12.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 246,273,499 1.94 255,819,538-3.73
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 11,338,957 0.09 13,582,817-16.52
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 372,772,261 2.93 361,756,5383.05
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8,475,873 0.07 8,035,1855.48
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 797,249 0.01 816,648-2.38
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 444,434 0.00 499,847-11.09
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 43,099,783 0.34 45,627,098-5.54
69 Ceramic products 122,469,691 0.96 139,025,043-11.91
70 Glass and glassware 44,245,841 0.35 55,525,636-20.31
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 60,359,765 0.47 61,119,563-1.24
72 Iron and steel 45,949,364 0.36 77,308,930-40.56
73 Articles of iron or steel 438,865,124 3.45 479,165,416-8.41
74 Copper and articles thereof 46,208,512 0.36 55,463,001-16.69
75 Nickel and articles thereof 1,825,703 0.01 2,701,296-32.41
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 156,509,910 1.23 185,670,008-15.71
78 Lead and articles thereof 339,901 0.00 532,399-36.16
79 Zinc and articles thereof 259,872 0.00 420,488-38.20
80 Tin and articles thereof 21,366 0.00 35,066-39.07
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,038,709 0.02 2,560,954-20.39
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 52,410,093 0.41 64,138,888-18.29
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 74,690,068 0.59 75,644,984-1.26
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,607,710,349 36.21 4,947,444,440-6.87
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 810,227,647 6.37 829,490,727-2.32
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 9,704,586 0.08 11,142,719-12.91
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 474,675,373 3.73 772,191,149-38.53
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 4,932,708 0.04 10,978,911-55.07
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 261,507,130 2.06 344,633,294-24.12
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,361,668 0.02 3,312,493-28.70
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,474,200 0.01 2,531,457-41.76
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 428,258,677 3.37 556,198,643-23.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 47,300,005 0.37 60,889,326-22.32
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 30,518,756 0.24 32,829,077-7.04
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,837,693 0.02 4,152,221-31.66
SS Classified 52,109,645 0.41 343 409 768-84.83
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia