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

Russia’s Trade with Greece

In 2015, Russia’s trade with Greece was $2,752,446,084, down 33.96% ($1,415,336,939) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to Greece in 2015 were $2,523,000,538, down 31.26% ($1,147,130,520) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from Greece in 2015 were $229,445,546, down 53.89% ($268,206,419) from 2014.

Russia’s trade surplus with Greece in 2015 was $2,293,554,992, a 27.70% decrease ($878,924,101) over 2014.

Greece was Russia’s 36th largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 33rd in 2014), accounting for 0.5230% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.5323% in 2014).

Greece was Russia’s 27th largest export market in 2015 (up from 30th in 2014), accounting for 0.7343% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.7385% in 2014).

Greece was Russia’s 63rd largest supplier in 2015 (down from 57th in 2014), accounting for 0.1256% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1740% in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to Greece

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 84.66% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (92.82% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.59% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (3.40% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.40% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (1.61% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.44% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (1.05% in 2014).

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $92,102,166;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $19,744,687.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Greece 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 $1,271,211,793.
Russia’s exports to Greece in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 69,300 0.00 72,000-3.75
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,103 0.00 4,150-49.33
10 Cereals 51,633,996 2.05 48,747,5425.92
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 139,527 0.01 90,40954.33
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 86,820 0.00 1,662,612-94.78
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 2,278,592 0.09 1,370,58166.25
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 2,638,903-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 62,669 0.00 74,100-15.43
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 597,025 0.02 115,119418.62
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 63,938 0.00 29,791114.62
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 38,534 0.00 10,814256.33
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 121,118 0.00 246,254-50.82
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 465,934 0.02 1,191,176-60.88
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 347,465 0.01 635,262-45.30
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,631,854 0.18 2,230,442107.67
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,865 0.00 141,669-97.98
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 593,440 0.02 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,135,365,877 84.64 3,406,577,670-37.32
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,868,090 0.23 7,414,782-20.86
29 Organic chemicals 89,624 0.00 12,335626.58
30 Pharmaceutical products 967 0.00 2,173-55.50
31 Fertilizers 17,355,048 0.69 15,250,60213.80
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 57,654 0.00 31,04485.72
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 2,739 0.00 468485.26
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 1,648 0.00 590179.32
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 385 0.00 123,108.33
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 23,868 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 421,335 0.02 445,152-5.35
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,546,622 0.18 10,784,389-57.84
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,970,979 0.32 4,684,59670.15
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 162 0.00 730-77.81
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 6,875,689 0.27 10,009,414-31.31
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9,483,925 0.38 10,173,893-6.78
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 10,981,280 0.44 12,042,216-8.81
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 189,765 0.01 292,555-35.14
52 Cotton 7 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 715,405 0.03 1,146,144-37.58
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 190,306 0.01 108,98174.62
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 189 0.00 997-81.04
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 246 0.00 551-55.35
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,854 0.00 5,11153.67
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 15,684 0.00 11,12540.98
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 56,016 0.00 28,42897.05
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 11,875 0.00 22,846-48.02
65 Headgear and parts thereof 164 0.00 131,161.54
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 119 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 23 0.00 82-71.95
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 137,131 0.01 55,523146.98
69 Ceramic products 750 0.00 13,202-94.32
70 Glass and glassware 161,925 0.01 164,730-1.70
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 498 0.00 12,279-95.94
72 Iron and steel 14,698,921 0.58 9,101,88661.49
73 Articles of iron or steel 231,111 0.01 182,59826.57
74 Copper and articles thereof 20,450,928 0.81 706,2412,795.74
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 204,837,668 8.12 112,735,50281.70
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,359 0.00 18,286-76.16
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,682,060 0.07 2,055,465-18.17
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,349,758 0.05 1,380,597-2.23
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 1,937,751 0.08 1,610,43220.32
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 70,995 0.00 39,61879.20
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 6,999,441 0.28 1,811,603286.37
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 71,558 0.00 1,192,895-94.00
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 92,548 0.00 131,913-29.84
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,084 0.00 27,998-85.41
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 16,062 0.00 16,197-0.83
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 28,260-100.00
SS Classified 8,884,265 0.35 538 1101,551.01

Russia’s Imports from Greece

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 30.07% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (17.13% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 27.73% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (19.79% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 20.13% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (48.16% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.26% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (6.29% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.91% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (1.88% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.65% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (0.85% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.01% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (1.14% in 2014).

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $28,365,387;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $2,228,955;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - an increase of $769,655.

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $149,250,864;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $23,525,592;
  • 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 $19,471,201;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $14,323,702;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $13,796,495;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - a decrease of $12,864,678;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $9,015,145;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $6,787,503;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $6,036,645;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $5,868,124;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $5,215,541;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $3,718,525;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $3,586,041;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $3,404,838;
  • 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 $2,655,060;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $2,367,143;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $2,214,319;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $1,541,615;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,429,995;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1,346,620;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,018,840;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $1,017,458;
  • 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 $1,012,520;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $1,004,890;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $917,148;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $809,409;
  • 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 $778,409.
Russia’s imports from Greece in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
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 3,404,838-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 809,409-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 30,360 0.01 54,447-44.24
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 496 0.00 249,103-99.80
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 5,215,541-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 149,250,864-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 439,497 0.19 88,219398.19
10 Cereals 5,596 0.00 10,357-45.97
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,043 0.00 194,317-99.46
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,381 0.00 175,516-98.64
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 15,125-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,810,930 2.10 10,679,054-54.95
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 31,425 0.01 67,838-53.68
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 64,148 0.03 337,535-81.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 119,209 0.05 237,119-49.73
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 429,473 0.19 1,089,864-60.59
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 19,024,447 8.29 33,348,149-42.95
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 169,354 0.07 734,650-76.95
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,661,694 2.03 8,247,735-43.48
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 231,183 0.10 302,469-23.57
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 16,155,691 7.04 25,170,836-35.82
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,591,292 1.57 3,927,534-8.56
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 205,674 0.09 317,860-35.29
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 306,490 0.13 2,961,550-89.65
29 Organic chemicals 3,223 0.00 44,973-92.83
30 Pharmaceutical products 17,295,713 7.54 31,092,208-44.37
31 Fertilizers 637,824 0.28 546,98216.61
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 9,013,438 3.93 15,800,941-42.96
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 4,497,083 1.96 8,215,608-45.26
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 3,615,323 1.58 4,143,395-12.74
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 283 0.00 61,917-99.54
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 8,322,524 3.63 9,669,144-13.93
39 Plastics and articles thereof 19,653,398 8.57 25,690,043-23.50
40 Rubber and articles thereof 280,655 0.12 242,84915.57
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 34,810 0.02 164,810-78.88
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4,411,063 1.92 17,275,741-74.47
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 91,282 0.04 150,516-39.35
45 Cork and articles of cork 3 0.00 0
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 70 0.00 438-84.02
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,357,868 0.59 2,275,016-40.31
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 876,647 0.38 3,243,790-72.97
52 Cotton 35,628 0.02 148,850-76.06
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 11,956-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 2,158,355 0.94 1,388,70055.42
55 Man-made staple fibers 22,408 0.01 48,003-53.32
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 354,689 0.15 561,771-36.86
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 268,474 0.12 246,6578.85
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 546,146 0.24 445,04822.72
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 12,986 0.01 21,502-39.61
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 428,324 0.19 510,286-16.06
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,633,722 0.71 3,175,337-48.55
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 258,419 0.11 1,263,309-79.54
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 27,975 0.01 93,399-70.05
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 930,923 0.41 1,453,518-35.95
65 Headgear and parts thereof 68 0.00 2,720-97.50
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 8 0.00 65-87.69
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 401 0.00 132203.79
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,735,237 0.76 2,752,695-36.96
69 Ceramic products 4,836 0.00 104,626-95.38
70 Glass and glassware 10,565 0.00 13,149-19.65
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 379,719 0.17 1,158,128-67.21
72 Iron and steel 395,330 0.17 337,98216.97
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,183,531 0.52 2,202,371-46.26
74 Copper and articles thereof 8,139,938 3.55 5,910,98337.71
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 16,765,665 7.31 18,979,984-11.67
78 Lead and articles thereof 8,455 0.00 16,304-48.14
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 2-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,347,714 1.46 3,190,4564.93
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 589,048 0.26 644,092-8.55
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 21,956,593 9.57 45,482,185-51.72
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 6,438,766 2.81 25,909,967-75.15
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 1,680 0.00 108,261-98.45
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 936,653 0.41 2,366,648-60.42
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 39,520,297 17.22 11,154,910254.29
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 138,495 0.06 226,760-38.92
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 389 0.00 70,855-99.45
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 560,428 0.24 1,572,948-64.37
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 127,221 0.06 316,316-59.78
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 152,478 0.07 250,348-39.09
SS Classified 2,392 0.00 2 442-2.05
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