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

Russia’s Trade with Egypt

In 2015, Russia’s trade with Egypt was $4,089,102,598, down 25.36% ($1,389,467,142) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to Egypt in 2015 were $3,675,473,748, down 25.58% ($1,263,257,065) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from Egypt in 2015 were $413,628,850, down 23.38% ($126,210,077) from 2014.

Russia’s trade surplus with Egypt in 2015 was $3,261,844,898, a 25.85% decrease ($1,137,046,988) over 2014.

Egypt was Russia’s 26th largest trading partner in 2015 (up from 29th in 2014), accounting for 0.7770% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.6998% in 2014).

Egypt was Russia’s 19th largest export market in 2015 (up from 23rd in 2014), accounting for 1.0697% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.9938% in 2014).

Egypt was Russia’s 54th largest supplier in 2015 (up from 56th in 2014), accounting for 0.2264% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1888% in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to Egypt

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 27.74% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (28.08% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 18.43% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (11.19% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.52% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (9.72% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 12.97% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (10.79% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 8.94% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (23.99% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.43% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (1.33% in 2014).

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $81,373,240;
  • 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 $74,389,082;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $28,838,752.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Egypt 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 $856,570,058;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $184,547,559;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $174,209,151;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $34,626,961;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $27,173,076;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $20,594,212;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $17,812,861;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $15,599,923.
Russia’s exports to Egypt in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 11,053 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 7,798,714 0.21 7,416,1545.16
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 136,773 0.00 0
10 Cereals 849,471,197 23.11 1,034,018,756-17.85
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,707,231 0.05 5,245,926-67.46
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 49,715 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 127,738,973 3.48 301,948,124-57.70
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 546-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 14,400-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 1,985-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 50 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 186,409 0.01 1,116,260-83.30
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,813,820 0.10 7,941,345-51.98
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 28,659,227 0.78 28,933,051-0.95
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 10,256,545 0.28 9,765,5195.03
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 318,418,451 8.66 1,174,988,509-72.90
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 11,897,417 0.32 13,661,123-12.91
29 Organic chemicals 6,863,472 0.19 7,042,757-2.55
30 Pharmaceutical products 290,597 0.01 195,16148.90
31 Fertilizers 13,169,230 0.36 8,422,00256.37
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 16,834 0.00 2895,724.91
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 86,712 0.00 271,902-68.11
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 20,809 0.00 3585,712.57
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,991 0.00 6,150-51.37
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 21,960-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 10,813,446 0.29 9,041,53919.60
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,645,430 0.10 21,458,291-83.01
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,744,284 0.16 5,809,095-1.12
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 309 0.00 1,164-73.45
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 434,699,925 11.83 455,294,137-4.52
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 51,793 0.00 328,233-84.22
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 41,984,118 1.14 76,611,079-45.20
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 106,854 0.00 442,592-75.86
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 982 0.00 0
52 Cotton 2,353 0.00 639,116.67
54 Man-made filaments 12,753 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 979,138 0.03 922,1376.18
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 583 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 25,468 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 954 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 33 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 104 0.00 24,973-99.58
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,466 0.00 1,100215.09
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 729 0.00 3,470-78.99
69 Ceramic products 309,457 0.01 838,021-63.07
70 Glass and glassware 109,788 0.00 42,449158.64
72 Iron and steel 426,931,636 11.62 442,531,559-3.53
73 Articles of iron or steel 8,272,876 0.23 5,253,81357.46
74 Copper and articles thereof 61,088,707 1.66 32,249,95589.42
75 Nickel and articles thereof 58,808 0.00 2,2332,533.59
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 283,859 0.01 117,035142.54
78 Lead and articles thereof 177 0.00 83113.25
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5,827 0.00 1,588266.94
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 315,557 0.01 34,042826.96
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 39,208 0.00 64,585-39.29
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 22,717,256 0.62 49,890,332-54.47
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 100,756,071 2.74 26,366,989282.13
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 0 0.00 96,295-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 538,177,355 14.64 456,804,11517.81
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 9,994,720 0.27 10,846,697-7.85
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,762,016 0.16 8,878,067-35.10
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 132,947-100.00
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 110,201 0.00 165,140-33.27
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 7,378 0.00 44,466-83.41
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 399 0.00 3,078-87.04
SS Classified 621,863,510 16.92 733 417 231-15.21

Russia’s Imports from Egypt

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 87.27% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (82.16% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.06% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (8.15% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.64% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (3.13% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.16% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (1.31% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.89% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (3.74% in 2014).

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

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $1,835,753;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1,403,615;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1,257,347.

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $47,177,366;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $39,046,360;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $12,731,270;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $12,415,093;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - a decrease of $5,093,657;
  • 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 $4,120,029;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $2,335,605;
  • 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 $1,803,964;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1,719,002;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1,369,374;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,243,749.
Russia’s imports from Egypt in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 4,359-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 92,719 0.02 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 168 0.00 5,740-97.07
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 165,988,749 40.13 213,166,115-22.13
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 183,596,128 44.39 222,642,488-17.54
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,148,188 0.28 603,16590.36
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 6,863,225 1.66 5,027,47236.51
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 33,600-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 351,612 0.09 240,67346.10
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 39,507 0.01 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,528 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,057,050 0.26 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 916,011 0.22 360,337154.21
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 515,353 0.12 911,179-43.44
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 401,195 0.10 510,314-21.38
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,886,098 0.94 4,425,689-12.19
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 909,629 0.22 2,628,631-65.40
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 9,900-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,968,503 1.44 7,337,877-18.66
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 731,440 0.18 810,434-9.75
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,582,034 0.38 178,419786.70
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 1,371,084 0.33 3,175,048-56.82
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,638,234 0.40 380,887330.11
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,734,206 0.90 4,977,955-24.99
40 Rubber and articles thereof 23,147 0.01 18612,344.62
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 152,024-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 3,703-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 367 0.00 35,237-98.96
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 80,030 0.02 228,401-64.96
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12,278 0.00 7,35366.98
52 Cotton 60,674 0.01 89,022-31.84
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 62,366 0.02 348,456-82.10
54 Man-made filaments 26,902 0.01 141,484-80.99
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 1,223-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 10,426 0.00 2,527312.58
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3,835,480 0.93 8,929,137-57.05
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 66,822 0.02 108,569-38.45
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 460,740 0.11 0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 196,979-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 5,073,819 1.23 5,562,139-8.78
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 13,886,089 3.36 26,617,359-47.83
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,590,266 0.38 1,975,425-19.50
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 487 0.00 23,413-97.92
65 Headgear and parts thereof 6,744 0.00 1,278427.70
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 597,719 0.14 669,673-10.74
69 Ceramic products 511,746 0.12 399,59628.07
70 Glass and glassware 156,606 0.04 442,537-64.61
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 715 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 801,197 0.19 1,819,057-55.96
73 Articles of iron or steel 506,251 0.12 2,841,856-82.19
74 Copper and articles thereof 220 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,572 0.00 66,873-96.15
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 33,207 0.01 69,085-51.93
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 33 0.00 304-89.14
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 132,940 0.03 12,548,033-98.94
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 3,527,655 0.85 7,647,684-53.87
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 19,362 0.00 2,796592.49
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 360 0.00 494-27.13
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 454-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 73-100.00
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 159,339 0.04 569,961-72.04
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,185,630 0.29 906,25430.83

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