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Russian trade with Argentina in 2015

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Argentina in 2015: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Argentina

In 2015, Russia’s trade with Argentina was $946,676,250, down 29.26% ($391,493,848) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to Argentina in 2015 were $121,970,750, down 44.94% ($99,561,669) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from Argentina in 2015 were $824,705,500, down 26.14% ($291,932,179) from 2014.

Russia’s trade deficit with Argentina in 2015 was $702,734,750, a 21.49% decrease ($192,370,510) over 2014.

Argentina was Russia’s 64th largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 62nd in 2014), accounting for 0.1799% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1709% in 2014).

Argentina was Russia’s 93rd largest export market in 2015 (down from 88th in 2014), accounting for 0.0355% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0446% in 2014).

Argentina was Russia’s 38th largest supplier in 2015 (up from 41st in 2014), accounting for 0.4515% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.3905% in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to Argentina

The major share of Russian exports to Argentina in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 39.22% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (40.10% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 31.22% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (51.47% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.11% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (2.80% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.91% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (4.24% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.38% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (1.27% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Argentina in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $11,407,700;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3,092,992;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $2,535,801;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,518,248;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $2,198,196;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $1,435,961;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $976,635;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $733,815.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Argentina in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $75,148,616;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $43,198,906;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $3,202,388;
  • 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 $1,438,002;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1,025,935;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $488,321.
Russia’s exports to Argentina in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 43,194-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 7,432 0.01 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 139,266-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,609 0.00 1,921191.98
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,952,882 4.06 2,754,68679.80
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 42,888,645 35.16 86,087,551-50.18
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 732,888 0.60 777,512-5.74
29 Organic chemicals 19,037 0.02 1,044,972-98.18
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 6,894-100.00
31 Fertilizers 31,765,621 26.04 106,914,237-70.29
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,538 0.00 1,84937.26
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 431 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 243 0.00 55341.82
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 271,900 0.22 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 112,954 0.09 11598,120.87
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,933,070 4.04 1,840,078168.09
40 Rubber and articles thereof 237,781 0.19 3,440,169-93.09
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 13-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,735 0.01 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,339,164 4.38 2,803,36390.46
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 215 0.00 10997.25
52 Cotton 350 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 15,057 0.01 6,723123.96
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 18 0.00 9100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,322 0.00 816,425.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 41,972-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 10,222 0.01 29,039-64.80
69 Ceramic products 511 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 8,887 0.01 0
72 Iron and steel 7,981,863 6.54 7,248,04810.12
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,050,120 0.86 73,4851,329.03
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,224 0.00 683518.45
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,796,862 1.47 2,060,889-12.81
78 Lead and articles thereof 635 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,847 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 23,331 0.02 4,866379.47
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 11,877 0.01 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,977,051 4.08 2,458,803102.42
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 1,403,130 1.15 2,841,132-50.61
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,545,260 1.27 109,2991,313.79
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 11,407,700 9.35 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 313,158 0.26 801,479-60.93
SS Classified 138,180 0.11 0

Russia’s Imports from Argentina

The major share of Russian imports from Argentina in 2015 (and in 2014) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 90.02% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (84.11% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.40% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (9.34% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.63% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (4.92% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.76% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (1.14% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Argentina in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $52,509,243;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $26,510,733;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $3,887,169;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3,612,382.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Argentina in 2015 over 2014 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $107,858,773;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $101,525,769;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $57,012,305;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $31,980,904;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $17,082,771;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $15,735,177;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $15,081,077;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $6,412,751;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $6,363,297;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $5,748,600;
  • Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 05) - a decrease of $5,019,880;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - a decrease of $3,159,719.
Russia’s imports from Argentina in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
01 Live animals 0 0.00 9,670-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 155,962,704 18.91 263,821,477-40.88
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 20,973,172 2.54 36,054,249-41.83
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 75,479,840 9.15 177,005,609-57.36
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,024,073 0.49 9,043,953-55.51
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5,287,840 0.64 6,635,437-20.31
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 164,406,373 19.94 196,387,277-16.28
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,718,998 0.21 1,918,839-10.41
10 Cereals 158,389 0.02 209,346-24.34
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 29,832 0.00 35,698-16.43
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 88,709,502 10.76 62,198,76942.62
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,221,781 0.63 1,334,612291.26
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 111,555 0.01 1,3758,013.09
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 384,998 0.05 6,797,749-94.34
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 435-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 7,187,841 0.87 5,274,98636.26
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 142,481 0.02 294,313-51.59
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,300,419 1.01 14,663,716-43.39
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 190,183,146 23.06 137,673,90338.14
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 14,135,731 1.71 19,884,331-28.91
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 43,496 0.01 0
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 862,603-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 18,002 0.00 6512,665.28
29 Organic chemicals 2,742,566 0.33 4,085,647-32.87
30 Pharmaceutical products 33,692,418 4.09 90,704,723-62.85
31 Fertilizers 113 0.00 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 571,206 0.07 763,179-25.15
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 241,875 0.03 311,337-22.31
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 77,709 0.01 205,917-62.26
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5,968,544 0.72 6,090,582-2.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 106,138 0.01 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 556,422 0.07 1,403,267-60.35
40 Rubber and articles thereof 534,665 0.06 731,905-26.95
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 41,755 0.01 73,575-43.25
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,007 0.00 2,116-52.41
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 807,220 0.10 3,966,939-79.65
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 70,112-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 329 0.00 1,814-81.86
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,413 0.00 9,593-43.57
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 600,297 0.07 116,055417.25
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 8,420-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,403 0.00 1,444204.92
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 211 0.00 1,121-81.18
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 5,391-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,037 0.00 14,496-79.05
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 20-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 42,845 0.01 78,461-45.39
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 6,934 0.00 12,317-43.70
72 Iron and steel 2,868,572 0.35 4,505,009-36.32
73 Articles of iron or steel 11,576,094 1.40 7,963,71245.36
74 Copper and articles thereof 109 0.00 1,996-94.54
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 531 0.00 39,720-98.66
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 41,672 0.01 117,175-64.44
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 11,756 0.00 59,904-80.38
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,634,258 1.17 25,369,435-62.02
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 113,240 0.01 106,0426.79
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 13,621 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 10,303,375 1.25 27,386,146-62.38
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,617,949 0.20 2,095,631-22.79
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 2,351-100.00
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 25,645 0.00 147,662-82.63
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 5,240 0.00 3,33157.31
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8,158 0.00 64,205-87.29
SS Classified 0 0.00 7 931-100.00

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia