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

Russia’s Trade with Ireland

In 2015, Russia’s trade with Ireland was $1,103,863,053, down 32.59% ($533,781,002) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to Ireland in 2015 were $273,041,770, down 18.70% ($62,810,892) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from Ireland in 2015 were $830,821,283, down 36.18% ($470,970,110) from 2014.

Russia’s trade deficit with Ireland in 2015 was $557,779,513, a 42.26% decrease ($408,159,218) over 2014.

Ireland was Russia’s 59th largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 55th in 2014), accounting for 0.2098% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2092% in 2014).

Ireland was Russia’s 75th largest export market in 2015 (up from 78th in 2014), accounting for 0.0795% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0676% in 2014).

Ireland was Russia’s 37th largest supplier in 2015 (down from 36th in 2014), accounting for 0.4548% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.4552% in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to Ireland

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 40.75% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (37.21% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 32.05% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (41.26% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.41% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (4.11% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.19% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (2.56% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.61% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (1.46% in 2014).

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

  • No product groups with a substantial increase.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Ireland 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 $51,075,724;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $14,225,425;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3,665,355;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,270,869;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $2,090,706;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,677,228.
Russia’s exports to Ireland in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
10 Cereals 0 0.00 775,116-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 277 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 226,462 0.08 210,8817.39
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 246,805 0.09 265,519-7.05
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,931,972 1.44 3,659,4547.45
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 25,113 0.01 16,00956.87
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 87,484,753 32.04 138,560,477-36.86
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 772,112 0.28 779,138-0.90
29 Organic chemicals 1,045,671 0.38 581,73879.75
30 Pharmaceutical products 16 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 109,352,775 40.05 123,578,200-11.51
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 960-100.00
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 2,000 0.00 1,07086.92
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 822 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,080 0.00 156592.31
39 Plastics and articles thereof 95,248 0.03 14,486557.52
40 Rubber and articles thereof 106 0.00 334-68.26
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 84,222-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,354,029 1.96 7,444,735-28.08
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 621,847 0.23 1,155,000-46.16
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,843 0.00 4,291-33.75
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 482-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 649 0.00 935-30.59
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,534 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 352-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,745 0.00 1,824105.32
65 Headgear and parts thereof 187 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 176,752 0.06 165,9896.48
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 7,710-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 589 0.00 1,691-65.17
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 392,420 0.14 508,933-22.89
72 Iron and steel 1,043,663 0.38 2,720,891-61.64
73 Articles of iron or steel 153,024 0.06 49,368209.97
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,153 0.00 2,470-53.32
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 56,188 0.02 1,8912,871.34
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 59,862 0.02 146,340-59.09
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,135 0.00 119853.78
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 473,998 0.17 2,744,867-82.73
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 3,289,466 1.20 3,963,637-17.01
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 67,209 0.02 0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 684,800-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,756,707 1.01 6,422,062-57.07
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 96-100.00
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 2,959 0.00 360721.94
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 946 0.00 20,309-95.34
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 40 0.00 0
SS Classified 55,395,613 20.29 41 275 75034.21

Russia’s Imports from Ireland

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 48.70% of Russia’s total imports from Ireland (55.09% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 34.38% of Russia’s total imports from Ireland (21.89% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.36% of Russia’s total imports from Ireland (19.85% in 2014).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Ireland 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 $80,229,430;
  • Photographic or cinematographic goods (HS code 37) - an increase of $4,371,147;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $3,142,355.

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $143,914,366;
  • 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 $93,626,189;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $51,372,596;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $44,492,317;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $31,397,548;
  • 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 $27,901,306;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $27,575,737;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - a decrease of $26,242,402;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - a decrease of $20,275,523;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $14,555,694;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $13,052,363;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $12,661,331;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $10,451,676;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $9,350,731;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $9,177,310;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $7,117,078;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $3,674,320.
Russia’s imports from Ireland in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
01 Live animals 118,398 0.01 681,121-82.62
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 27,575,737-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 26,242,402-100.00
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 182,205 0.02 10,633,881-98.29
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 751,653 0.09 535,63340.33
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 381 0.00 58556.90
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 27,061-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 239 0.00 906-73.62
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 169,469 0.02 4,8243,413.04
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 7,117,078-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 685,382-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,157,130 0.38 3,801,952-16.96
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 12,960 0.00 131,674-90.16
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 32,091,630 3.86 45,143,993-28.91
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,932,046 0.47 5,776,670-31.93
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 20,825,382 2.51 35,381,076-41.14
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 48,668,301 5.86 93,160,618-47.76
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 910,673 0.11 1,367,131-33.39
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 217,611 0.03 168,84928.88
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 145,774 0.02 167,781-13.12
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 12,464 0.00 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 43,151,102 5.19 136,777,291-68.45
29 Organic chemicals 7,781,685 0.94 8,591,266-9.42
30 Pharmaceutical products 167,300,525 20.14 311,214,891-46.24
31 Fertilizers 12,683 0.00 6,196104.70
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,831,011 0.70 15,181,742-61.59
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 132,221,994 15.91 163,619,542-19.19
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 973,026 0.12 797,66721.98
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 8,373,923 1.01 28,649,446-70.77
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4,893,718 0.59 522,571836.47
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 20,734,172 2.50 33,395,503-37.91
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,548,216 0.55 5,897,481-22.88
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8,768,424 1.06 12,442,744-29.53
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 12,545 0.00 20,334-38.31
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 72,707 0.01 2,496,318-97.09
45 Cork and articles of cork 210 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 204,113 0.02 343,297-40.54
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 6,262,721 0.75 3,897,14760.70
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 1,740 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 860-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 8,660 0.00 17,079-49.29
55 Man-made staple fibers 19,326 0.00 44,589-56.66
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 505 0.00 2,506-79.85
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 30,386-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 620 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 107,339 0.01 93,01715.40
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 378 0.00 12,370-96.94
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,406 0.00 25,826-90.68
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 12,973 0.00 4,631180.13
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 48,857 0.01 122,440-60.10
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 340,925-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 9,669-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 60,598 0.01 150,385-59.70
69 Ceramic products 22,107 0.00 22,121-0.06
70 Glass and glassware 372,556 0.04 318,95916.80
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 433,591 0.05 922,301-52.99
72 Iron and steel 44,377 0.01 21,559105.84
73 Articles of iron or steel 929,035 0.11 1,431,212-35.09
74 Copper and articles thereof 56,038 0.01 7,588638.51
75 Nickel and articles thereof 435,401 0.05 539,195-19.25
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 173,657 0.02 135,04928.59
80 Tin and articles thereof 2,853 0.00 5,131-44.40
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 98,645 0.01 72,17636.67
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 888,501 0.11 3,121,084-71.53
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,609,398 0.19 1,917,120-16.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 133,132,589 16.02 52,903,159151.65
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 29,877,518 3.60 57,778,824-48.29
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 0.00 110,000-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,155,994 0.14 1,369,732-15.60
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 4,500-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 121,439,621 14.62 172,812,217-29.73
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 382 0.00 606-36.96
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 118 0.00 0
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 260,651 0.03 1,680,830-84.49
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8,482,664 1.02 5,340,30958.84
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8,788,304 1.06 17,965,614-51.08
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 161-100.00
SS Classified 14,790 0.00 0

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia