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

Russia’s Trade with Australia

In 2015, Russia’s trade with Australia was $684,416,669, down 14.41% ($115,226,816) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to Australia in 2015 were $102,634,661, down 18.97% ($24,021,406) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from Australia in 2015 were $581,782,008, down 13.55% ($91,205,410) from 2014.

Russia’s trade deficit with Australia in 2015 was $479,147,347, a 12.30% decrease ($67,184,004) over 2014.

Australia was Russia’s 73rd largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 74th in 2014), accounting for 0.1300% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1021% in 2014).

Australia was Russia’s 98th largest export market in 2015 (down from 94th in 2014), accounting for 0.0299% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0255% in 2014).

Australia was Russia’s 45th largest supplier in 2015 (up from 48th in 2014), accounting for 0.3185% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.2353% in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to Australia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 31.62% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (56.08% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 25.88% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (19.41% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 22.03% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (9.21% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.31% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (5.74% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.06% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (2.61% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.69% of Russia’s total exports to Australia (5.52% in 2014).

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

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $10,871,761;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $4,341,428;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $3,679,039;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $758,467;
  • 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 $741,020;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $650,993;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $402,608.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Australia 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 $38,429,683;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $2,844,360;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $2,670,939;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $948,479;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $690,542;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $493,494;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $451,612.
Russia’s exports to Australia in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,795 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 27,408 0.03 15,37078.32
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 598 0.00 1,232-51.46
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 363 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 39 0.00 3125.81
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,110 0.00 3,969-72.03
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 571,645 0.56 1,262,187-54.71
10 Cereals 615 0.00 1,208-49.09
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 75,943 0.07 53,69841.43
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 152,060 0.15 22,050589.61
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 48,837 0.05 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 160,687 0.16 3,005,047-94.65
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 92,922 0.09 31,978190.58
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 150,056 0.15 190,091-21.06
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 83,851 0.08 99,192-15.47
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 32,828 0.03 21,00256.31
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 206,653 0.20 96,099115.04
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 157,827 0.15 239,774-34.18
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 999,203 0.97 1,947,682-48.70
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 259 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,377 0.00 147,345-97.71
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 32,453,242 31.62 70,882,925-54.22
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 13,679,027 13.33 16,349,966-16.34
29 Organic chemicals 2,266,669 2.21 2,062,9529.88
30 Pharmaceutical products 17 0.00 1421.43
31 Fertilizers 9,559,091 9.31 5,217,66383.21
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 61,647 0.06 3,1421,862.03
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,448 0.00 455,060-99.24
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 14,167 0.01 15,177-6.65
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 1,439-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 32,252-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 302 0.00 3,480-91.32
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 30,816 0.03 9723,070.37
39 Plastics and articles thereof 235,679 0.23 378,517-37.74
40 Rubber and articles thereof 710,332 0.69 59,3391,097.07
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 147 0.00 521-71.79
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 22,348,604 21.77 11,476,84394.73
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 225,232 0.22 177,65826.78
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 40,010 0.04 9,386326.27
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 79,784 0.08 83,287-4.21
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 80 0.00 220-63.64
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 241 0.00 73,342.86
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 21 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 571 0.00 700-18.43
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,037 0.00 3,06831.58
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 346,742 0.34 338,6192.40
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 94,222 0.09 73,51828.16
65 Headgear and parts thereof 391 0.00 30528.20
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 36-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,485 0.01 1,084406.00
69 Ceramic products 404,880 0.39 2,27217,720.42
70 Glass and glassware 862,687 0.84 609,45541.55
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,737 0.00 497,526.53
72 Iron and steel 8,052,597 7.85 4,373,55884.12
73 Articles of iron or steel 228,562 0.22 89,244156.11
74 Copper and articles thereof 6,014 0.01 1,413325.62
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,754,683 1.71 1,778,952-1.36
78 Lead and articles thereof 10 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 562-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,535 0.00 2,4822.14
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 534,283 0.52 1,027,777-48.02
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7,848 0.01 3125,216.13
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,697,038 1.65 938,57180.81
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 1,308,596 1.28 567,576130.56
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 923,925 0.90 693,85433.16
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 37,120 0.04 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,222,888 1.19 1,110,44810.13
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 464-100.00
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 487,907 0.48 599,589-18.63
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 108,982 0.11 19,364462.81
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 486 0.00 678-28.32
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 3,912 0.00 17,812-78.04
SS Classified 57,891 0.06 55 8113.73

Russia’s Imports from Australia

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 67.90% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (57.66% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.50% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (29.78% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 8.94% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (9.09% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.37% of Russia’s total imports from Australia (0.86% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Australia in 2015 over 2014 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 $65,732,989;
  • Live animals (HS code 01) - an increase of $40,923,796;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $9,085,865;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $3,155,227;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $3,069,377.

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

  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $75,407,357;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - a decrease of $44,629,267;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $40,618,322;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $7,521,499;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $6,899,658;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5,393,219;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $4,563,514;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $3,081,795;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $3,069,439;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2,906,055;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $2,856,771;
  • 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 $2,366,103;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $2,260,190;
  • 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 $1,945,380.
Russia’s imports from Australia in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
01 Live animals 81,566,200 14.02 40,642,404100.69
02 Meat and edible meat offal 9,671,149 1.66 50,289,471-80.77
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 3,081,795-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 200,757 0.03 75,608,114-99.73
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 27,111 0.00 7,400266.36
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 24,143 0.00 32,689-26.14
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 190,202-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 7,521,499-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 20,790 0.00 71,750-71.02
10 Cereals 490,017 0.08 1,044,887-53.10
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5,884 0.00 82,926-92.90
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,078,991 0.19 2,662,303-59.47
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 38,233 0.01 40,963-6.66
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 47,493 0.01 2,904,264-98.36
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 44,727-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,070,000 0.53 623492,676.89
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 75 0.00 2,643-97.16
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 134,349 0.02 674,577-80.08
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 71,123 0.01 391,929-81.85
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 190,209 0.03 556,417-65.82
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7,716,626 1.33 10,786,065-28.46
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,273,250 0.56 3,790,019-13.63
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,797,140 0.31 2,840,163-36.72
26 Ores, slag and ash 11,998,594 2.06 2,912,729311.94
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,903 0.00 4,183-30.60
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 371,502,735 63.86 305,769,74621.50
29 Organic chemicals 8,777 0.00 104,372-91.59
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,167,952 0.89 6,281,135-17.72
31 Fertilizers 44,932 0.01 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 445,846 0.08 709,136-37.13
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,233,960 0.21 2,100,438-41.25
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 593,325 0.10 45,222,592-98.69
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5,721,377 0.98 12,621,035-54.67
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,146,928 1.06 8,407,118-26.88
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,244,848 0.39 5,150,903-56.42
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,914,922 0.33 1,667,91114.81
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 4,947,030 0.85 5,401,339-8.41
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 11,165 0.00 3,592210.83
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 75 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 12,017 0.00 17,935-33.00
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 80-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 155,961 0.03 31,522394.77
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 112,234 0.02 50,826120.82
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 39,620 0.01 36,3369.04
55 Man-made staple fibers 49,179 0.01 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,156,612 0.37 1,328,60962.32
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 70,759-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 6,177-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 59,845 0.01 55,1588.50
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 21,231 0.00 37,032-42.67
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 44,951 0.01 34,32230.97
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 34,056 0.01 19,08978.41
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 18,135-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 621 0.00 2,254-72.45
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 198 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 54,726 0.01 53,4692.35
69 Ceramic products 268,624 0.05 403,017-33.35
70 Glass and glassware 483,954 0.08 542,231-10.75
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 28,151 0.00 411,982-93.17
72 Iron and steel 3,195 0.00 2,38234.13
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,261,141 0.56 4,967,947-34.36
74 Copper and articles thereof 260,618 0.04 115,407125.83
75 Nickel and articles thereof 90,910 0.02 72,32525.70
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 41,256 0.01 196,648-79.02
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,308 0.00 10,957-69.81
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 738,629 0.13 1,053,158-29.87
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 28,652 0.00 56,534-49.32
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 30,649,333 5.27 36,042,552-14.96
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 3,355,952 0.58 5,722,055-41.35
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 50,671 0.01 29,36872.54
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 9,579,343 1.65 6,424,11649.12
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,480 0.00 4,190-64.68
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,402,991 1.44 12,966,505-35.19
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 11,863 0.00 4,277177.37
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 151,874 0.03 2,097,254-92.76
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 157,347 0.03 253,098-37.83
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 61,919 0.01 168,086-63.16
SS Classified 637 0.00 57 567-98.89
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