Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade with the United Kingdom 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 the United Kingdom in 2014: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with the United Kingdom

In 2014, Russia’s trade with the United Kingdom was $19,314,715,434, down 21.34% ($5,240,926,234) from 2013.

Russia’s exports to the United Kingdom in 2014 were $11,504,933,286, down 30.06% ($4,944,277,616) from 2013.

Russia’s imports from the United Kingdom in 2014 were $7,809,782,148, down 3.66% ($296,648,618) from 2013.

Russia’s trade surplus with the United Kingdom in 2014 was $3,695,151,138, a 55.71% decrease ($4,647,628,998) over 2013.

The United Kingdom was Russia’s 13th largest trading partner in 2014 (down from 12th in 2013), accounting for 2.4670% of Russia’s total trade (down from 2.9155% in 2013).

The United Kingdom was Russia’s 13th largest export market in 2014 (down from 11th in 2013), accounting for 2.3151% of Russia’s total exports (down from 3.1197% in 2013).

The United Kingdom was Russia’s 10th largest supplier in 2014 (up from 11th in 2013), accounting for 2.7309% of Russia’s total imports (up from 2.5737% in 2013).

Russia’s Exports to the United Kingdom

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 84.33% of Russia’s total exports to the United Kingdom (89.91% in 2013);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.84% of Russia’s total exports to the United Kingdom (2.82% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.48% of Russia’s total exports to the United Kingdom (2.57% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.72% of Russia’s total exports to the United Kingdom (1.92% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.41% of Russia’s total exports to the United Kingdom (0.77% in 2013).

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

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $148,418,587;
  • 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 $92,618,719;
  • 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 $61,223,672.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to the United Kingdom 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 $5,235,944,796.
Russia’s exports to the United Kingdom in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
01 Live animals 3,290 0.00 783320.18
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 9,826,012 0.09 9,530,2403.10
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 19,611 0.00 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,792 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 4,680-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 85,713 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 242,193 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 135,500 0.00 113,45519.43
10 Cereals 6,975,032 0.06 9,689,343-28.01
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 74,818 0.00 50414,744.84
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 67,381 0.00 10,279,741-99.34
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 49,919-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 97,733 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 16,394,321 0.14 31,483,031-47.93
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 392,752 0.00 183,929113.53
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 455,089 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 105,033 0.00 156,105-32.72
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 93,277 0.00 881,292-89.42
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 75,637 0.00 17,770325.64
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 35,329,577 0.31 30,352,25216.40
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 10,789,277 0.09 6,104,70376.74
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 48,627 0.00 53,404-8.95
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,802 0.00 136,883-97.22
26 Ores, slag and ash 181,285,231 1.58 32,866,644451.58
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 9,521,207,837 82.76 14,757,152,633-35.48
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 412,406,213 3.58 351,182,54117.43
29 Organic chemicals 6,866,087 0.06 2,931,284134.23
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,921,473 0.03 204,3311,329.77
31 Fertilizers 70,025,411 0.61 51,426,49936.17
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 134,282 0.00 70,91789.35
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,915,476 0.03 6,821,988-42.61
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 102,926 0.00 43239,262.79
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 7,670 0.00 1,825320.27
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 5,012 0.00 26,746-81.26
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 430,976 0.00 1,098,189-60.76
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11,188,238 0.10 6,218,84079.91
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,595,484 0.07 2,029,850274.19
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 92,447 0.00 56,31564.16
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 7,782,121 0.07 29,320,671-73.46
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 128,199,751 1.11 100,246,55627.88
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,181,780 0.01 1,218,529-3.02
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 31,254,401 0.27 23,651,38132.15
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,744,022 0.02 1,198,74545.49
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 83,450 0.00 59,42740.42
54 Man-made filaments 56,790 0.00 58,727-3.30
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,300 0.00 811183.60
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 15,443 0.00 127,545-87.89
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 10,253 0.00 3,726175.17
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 468 0.00 1,427-67.20
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 23,092-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 136,918 0.00 380,111-63.98
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,716,087 0.01 1,825,729-6.01
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 111,508 0.00 48,395130.41
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 312,013 0.00 257,43821.20
65 Headgear and parts thereof 41,503 0.00 68,053-39.01
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2,291 0.00 5,759-60.22
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,610,187 0.02 1,444,75380.67
69 Ceramic products 107,669 0.00 35,880200.08
70 Glass and glassware 85,198 0.00 268,821-68.31
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 556,421,282 4.84 463,802,56319.97
72 Iron and steel 123,579,451 1.07 138,574,414-10.82
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,709,451 0.03 3,501,6135.94
74 Copper and articles thereof 13,579,082 0.12 18,454,459-26.42
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3,752,405 0.03 800,543368.73
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 121,392,804 1.06 97,622,05624.35
78 Lead and articles thereof 3,412,060 0.03 2,101,55362.36
79 Zinc and articles thereof 3,584,523 0.03 1425,603,635.71
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 39,212,975 0.34 51,916,491-24.47
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,026,110 0.01 2,034,767-49.57
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 28,240 0.00 27,5552.49
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 41,788,688 0.36 72,922,897-42.69
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 25,414,753 0.22 27,596,504-7.91
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 117,252 0.00 15,369662.91
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,523,396 0.01 2,349,760-35.17
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,350 0.00 48,000-97.19
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 27,025,297 0.23 24,847,9618.76
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 118,333 0.00 79,59348.67
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 446 0.00 1,012-55.93
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 5,190,594 0.05 4,546,01214.18
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,082,247 0.01 124,786767.28
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 186,829 0.00 185,5940.67
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 47,876 0.00 43,7819.35
SS Classified 57,880,459 0.50 66 241 350-12.62

Russia’s Imports from the United Kingdom

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 64.81% of Russia’s total imports from the United Kingdom (62.86% in 2013);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.75% of Russia’s total imports from the United Kingdom (21.68% in 2013);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.23% of Russia’s total imports from the United Kingdom (7.67% in 2013);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.56% of Russia’s total imports from the United Kingdom (2.90% in 2013);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.04% of Russia’s total imports from the United Kingdom (1.22% in 2013);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.98% of Russia’s total imports from the United Kingdom (1.14% in 2013).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from the United Kingdom 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) - an increase of $953,522,190;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $147,039,056;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $32,895,167.

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $580,870,300;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $366,605,980;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $330,208,007;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $58,109,118;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $29,785,937;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $26,796,700.
Russia’s imports from the United Kingdom in 2014 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2013,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2014
over 2013
01 Live animals 5,946,807 0.08 3,837,43854.97
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,404,759 0.02 2,071,871-32.20
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 28,931,866 0.37 29,581,539-2.20
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 18,333,109 0.23 21,032,808-12.84
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 318,719 0.00 283,01812.61
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 2,323 0.00 58,765-96.05
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 670,130 0.01 1,686,395-60.26
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 33,059 0.00 138,358-76.11
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 12,477,020 0.16 10,328,98420.80
10 Cereals 1,882,326 0.02 9,77719,152.59
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 570,478 0.01 580,471-1.72
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,223,535 0.02 1,265,846-3.34
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 5,809,139 0.07 7,157,315-18.84
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 210 0.00 213-1.41
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,344,305 0.04 2,848,72317.40
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 285-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,569,404 0.03 2,039,53725.98
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 11,999,458 0.15 11,942,6060.48
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 24,456,897 0.31 19,484,93125.52
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6,745,032 0.09 5,981,61612.76
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 25,296,160 0.32 28,397,507-10.92
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 372,975,509 4.78 431,084,627-13.48
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 20,062,242 0.26 33,973,076-40.95
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 19,217,404 0.25 7,674,804150.40
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 10,855,684 0.14 6,993,56255.22
26 Ores, slag and ash 21,656 0.00 4541,300.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 65,380,303 0.84 65,281,3860.15
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 26,456,286 0.34 9,970,936165.33
29 Organic chemicals 45,872,567 0.59 72,669,267-36.87
30 Pharmaceutical products 487,307,614 6.24 817,515,621-40.39
31 Fertilizers 1,162,767 0.01 432,043169.13
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 112,716,099 1.44 114,961,724-1.95
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 198,821,135 2.55 197,426,8360.71
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 71,617,619 0.92 85,053,073-15.80
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 6,262,145 0.08 6,657,812-5.94
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 147,162 0.00 104,94840.22
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 6,792,870 0.09 7,204,156-5.71
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 153,264,077 1.96 155,416,323-1.38
39 Plastics and articles thereof 219,703,431 2.81 218,897,0770.37
40 Rubber and articles thereof 56,389,545 0.72 71,087,554-20.68
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 38,538 0.00 34,00113.34
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,851,952 0.02 1,499,84223.48
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 117,362 0.00 570,618-79.43
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,960,208 0.05 6,132,882-35.43
45 Cork and articles of cork 14,811 0.00 34,449-57.01
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2,163 0.00 6,175-64.97
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 149 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 211,381,835 2.71 64,342,779228.52
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 22,341,733 0.29 28,287,782-21.02
50 Silk 92,951 0.00 124,540-25.36
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 474,640 0.01 455,7794.14
52 Cotton 201,767 0.00 925,553-78.20
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 82,290 0.00 51,43759.98
54 Man-made filaments 9,580,355 0.12 8,979,6716.69
55 Man-made staple fibers 873,355 0.01 2,127,926-58.96
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 26,687,306 0.34 23,697,99212.61
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3,973,439 0.05 4,135,887-3.93
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 262,754 0.00 163,24660.96
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 11,272,137 0.14 15,028,151-24.99
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 86,115 0.00 139,883-38.44
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 4,564,955 0.06 7,725,252-40.91
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,595,505 0.06 5,787,020-20.59
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9,733,724 0.12 17,478,469-44.31
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,726,441 0.03 3,549,712-23.19
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,615,568 0.02 1,850,699-12.70
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 23,468 0.00 28,826-18.59
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 24,558 0.00 26,533-7.44
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 32,707,672 0.42 34,735,343-5.84
69 Ceramic products 7,809,799 0.10 8,814,118-11.39
70 Glass and glassware 12,309,260 0.16 19,538,548-37.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8,120,352 0.10 14,962,172-45.73
72 Iron and steel 38,444,446 0.49 50,644,563-24.09
73 Articles of iron or steel 131,514,515 1.68 109,883,78619.69
74 Copper and articles thereof 6,491,008 0.08 4,221,54153.76
75 Nickel and articles thereof 17,213,164 0.22 14,743,73116.75
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 52,559,938 0.67 19,664,771167.28
78 Lead and articles thereof 580,243 0.01 863,110-32.77
79 Zinc and articles thereof 68,954 0.00 383,779-82.03
80 Tin and articles thereof 14,313 0.00 13,5715.47
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 7,133,788 0.09 3,381,230110.98
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 14,406,473 0.18 20,535,689-29.85
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9,906,364 0.13 10,483,442-5.50
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,054,672,067 13.50 1,421,278,047-25.79
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 1,699,120,806 21.76 745,598,616127.89
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 2,488,360 0.03 1,405,27277.07
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,994,450,698 25.54 2,575,320,998-22.56
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 29,205,258 0.37 58,991,195-50.49
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 281,619,269 3.61 292,801,187-3.82
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 302,570 0.00 271,16311.58
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 435,227 0.01 577,339-24.62
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 40,798,506 0.52 31,161,32130.93
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,348,531 0.03 3,465,055-32.22
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,770,354 0.05 3,229,11216.76
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 73,060 0.00 2,474,948-97.05
SS Classified 17,596,223 0.23 12 669 18338.89
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