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Russian trade with Armenia 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 Armenia in 2015: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Armenia

In 2015, Russia’s trade with Armenia was $1,257,654,220, down 10.25% ($143,699,336) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to Armenia in 2015 were $1,049,814,964, down 3.50% ($38,042,844) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from Armenia in 2015 were $207,839,256, down 33.70% ($105,656,492) from 2014.

Russia’s trade surplus with Armenia in 2015 was $841,975,708, a 8.73% increase ($67,613,648) over 2014.

Armenia was Russia’s 54th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 61st in 2014), accounting for 0.2390% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1790% in 2014).

Armenia was Russia’s 46th largest export market in 2015 (up from 53rd in 2014), accounting for 0.3055% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2189% in 2014).

Armenia was Russia’s 64th largest supplier in 2015 (just as in 2014), accounting for 0.1138% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1096% in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to Armenia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 60.95% of Russia’s total exports to Armenia (64.95% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.04% of Russia’s total exports to Armenia (15.02% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.78% of Russia’s total exports to Armenia (5.52% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 6.84% of Russia’s total exports to Armenia (7.55% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.28% of Russia’s total exports to Armenia (4.27% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 1.37% of Russia’s total exports to Armenia (0.52% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.16% of Russia’s total exports to Armenia (0.70% in 2014).

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $15,088,479;
  • 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 $8,801,823;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $3,780,578;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $3,519,468.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Armenia in 2015 over 2014 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 $66,454,440;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $6,231,598;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $6,197,325.
Russia’s exports to Armenia in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
01 Live animals 17,808 0.00 9,21893.19
02 Meat and edible meat offal 825,570 0.08 568,56245.20
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 129,374 0.01 8,3031,458.16
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,469,642 0.24 3,534,366-30.12
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 27,783 0.00 2,1981,164.01
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 4,312 0.00 3,06940.50
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,016,366 0.10 1,080,353-5.92
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 72,903 0.01 66,8249.10
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 897,830 0.09 1,040,480-13.71
10 Cereals 45,497,111 4.33 45,889,942-0.86
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 8,438,627 0.80 5,331,91858.27
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,549,561 0.43 3,088,33847.31
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 36,347 0.00 3,2051,034.07
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 23 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 26,220,173 2.50 27,868,393-5.91
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 610,655 0.06 879,188-30.54
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,748,083 0.45 2,776,31271.02
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 15,344,632 1.46 17,233,901-10.96
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 10,927,481 1.04 10,925,4750.02
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,722,711 0.26 3,922,038-30.58
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,502,660 0.91 12,396,885-23.35
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,006,571 1.05 17,203,896-36.02
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,674,195 0.25 1,246,112114.60
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 10,183,467 0.97 8,330,95622.24
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 176,664 0.02 241,671-26.90
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 244,413-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 639,641,173 60.93 706,095,613-9.41
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,811,739 0.17 965,10387.72
29 Organic chemicals 2,160,066 0.21 1,856,63616.34
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,512,192 0.62 7,497,625-13.14
31 Fertilizers 224,509 0.02 609,528-63.17
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,261,973 0.22 1,832,18123.46
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,406,222 0.51 5,657,054-4.43
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 5,933,970 0.57 5,508,0977.73
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 302,678 0.03 289,8184.44
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 744,638 0.07 695,0487.13
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,108 0.00 70856.50
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,315,171 0.32 4,136,909-19.86
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,514,081 0.53 3,834,25043.81
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,756,308 1.02 13,619,290-21.02
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 254,820 0.02 62,306308.98
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 205,965 0.02 165,12224.74
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 13,092 0.00 16,967-22.84
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,643,798 0.44 1,996,740132.57
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 9,710-100.00
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 99 0.00 216-54.17
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 77,987 0.01 76102,514.47
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,949,560 0.66 4,306,27361.38
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 557,750 0.05 1,310,177-57.43
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 88,853 0.01 92,471-3.91
52 Cotton 296,051 0.03 326,901-9.44
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 7,066 0.00 8,666-18.46
54 Man-made filaments 29,540 0.00 7,925272.74
55 Man-made staple fibers 4,749,397 0.45 968,819390.23
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 299,052 0.03 202,61947.59
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 182,611 0.02 233,555-21.81
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 6,082 0.00 6,737-9.72
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 447,441 0.04 264,04069.46
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 9,487 0.00 1,093767.98
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 585,784 0.06 499,97817.16
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 447,104 0.04 394,55613.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 667,432 0.06 425,88256.72
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,559,628 0.15 955,56263.22
65 Headgear and parts thereof 35,041 0.00 40,758-14.03
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 27,317 0.00 18,67246.30
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 1,128-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,711,296 0.16 1,700,2770.65
69 Ceramic products 1,860,850 0.18 1,159,54560.48
70 Glass and glassware 7,942,024 0.76 5,577,76742.39
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 14,418,096 1.37 5,616,273156.72
72 Iron and steel 7,243,012 0.69 3,723,54494.52
73 Articles of iron or steel 13,812,170 1.32 11,139,21424.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 381,457 0.04 372,3522.45
75 Nickel and articles thereof 17,625 0.00 15,08116.87
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 57,068,060 5.44 41,979,58135.94
78 Lead and articles thereof 602,726 0.06 759,758-20.67
79 Zinc and articles thereof 48,026 0.00 5,872717.88
80 Tin and articles thereof 46,911 0.00 12,497275.38
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 331 0.00 23242.67
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,078,439 0.10 1,063,8451.37
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,331,773 0.13 1,017,90730.83
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 45,748,243 4.36 46,067,220-0.69
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 11,908,427 1.13 14,517,857-17.97
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 189,008 0.02 549,842-65.63
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 10,601,885 1.01 16,833,483-37.02
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2 0.00 22,554-99.99
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,352,615 0.32 4,160,227-19.41
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 803,268 0.08 7,21011,041.03
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 43 0.00 3,014-98.57
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 1,776,425 0.17 753,286135.82
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 419,601 0.04 177,569136.30
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,048,426 0.20 1,280,44559.98
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 21 0.00 4,705-99.55
SS Classified 576,870 0.05 525 8269.71

Russia’s Imports from Armenia

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 78.78% of Russia’s total imports from Armenia (77.63% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.52% of Russia’s total imports from Armenia (3.19% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.23% of Russia’s total imports from Armenia (12.56% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.10% of Russia’s total imports from Armenia (1.50% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.15% of Russia’s total imports from Armenia (1.11% in 2014).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $13,386,323;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $12,626,857;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $3,432,250;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,746,381;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1,916,302;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $1,498,210.

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

  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $59,451,279;
  • 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 $30,584,723;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $21,491,228;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $9,981,026;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $8,272,288;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $5,913,382;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $1,314,357;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $887,509;
  • 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 $878,661;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $822,874;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $722,965.
Russia’s imports from Armenia in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
01 Live animals 639 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 69,971 0.03 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 10,682,622 5.14 32,173,850-66.80
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 20,965,268 10.09 8,338,411151.43
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 9,184 0.00 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,851,452 0.89 1,433,87029.12
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 9,251,375 4.45 5,819,12558.98
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 8,441,261 4.06 18,422,287-54.18
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 2,687,359 1.29 2,791,057-3.72
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 33,395 0.02 110,601-69.81
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 109,772 0.05 170,969-35.79
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 3,448-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 1,855-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 655,843 0.32 955,422-31.36
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 61,584 0.03 65,990-6.68
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 236,157 0.11 163,89444.09
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 41,046 0.02 54,369-24.50
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 9,224,853 4.44 17,497,141-47.28
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,455,374 1.66 1,539,072124.51
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 92,350,439 44.43 151,801,718-39.16
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 63,726 0.03 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,537,212 1.70 2,039,00273.48
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,632,656 0.79 1,115,00046.43
26 Ores, slag and ash 975 0.00 823,849-99.88
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 293,567-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 1,315-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,521,914 2.18 1,775,533154.68
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 207,432 0.10 527,257-60.66
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 22,139 0.01 8,128172.38
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 2 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 113,162 0.05 92,04222.95
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 501,016 0.24 422,93418.46
39 Plastics and articles thereof 983,143 0.47 1,560,535-37.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 94,837 0.05 15,630506.76
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 112 0.00 6,623-98.31
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 43,121 0.02 168,634-74.43
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 783 0.00 19,744-96.03
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 8,635 0.00 115,201-92.50
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 250-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 37,677 0.02 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,311,700 0.63 993,35532.05
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 50,681 0.02 1,365,038-96.29
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,614 0.00 8,597-57.96
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 987,215 0.47 1,093,907-9.75
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,678 0.00 3,04220.91
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,742,352 0.84 7,655,734-77.24
69 Ceramic products 25,784 0.01 913,293-97.18
70 Glass and glassware 25,435 0.01 92,583-72.53
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 8,782,823 4.23 39,367,546-77.69
72 Iron and steel 33,838 0.02 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 56,651 0.03 573,599-90.12
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,389 0.00 14,222-90.23
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 50,142 0.02 202,147-75.20
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 24,592 0.01 89,825-72.62
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 453,368 0.22 489,798-7.44
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 15,826,218 7.61 2,439,895548.64
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 4,179,904 2.01 5,058,565-17.37
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 92,671 0.04 27,236240.25
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,765,079 0.85 2,488,044-29.06
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 5,520-100.00
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 498,422 0.24 254,76395.64
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 17,348-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,354 0.00 0
SS Classified 26,210 0.01 13 36896.07

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