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

Russia’s Trade with Israel

In 2015, Russia’s trade with Israel was $2,344,992,826, down 31.65% ($1,085,755,799) from 2014.

Russia’s exports to Israel in 2015 were $1,538,797,722, down 32.78% ($750,524,596) from 2014.

Russia’s imports from Israel in 2015 were $806,195,104, down 29.37% ($335,231,203) from 2014.

Russia’s trade surplus with Israel in 2015 was $732,602,618, a 36.18% decrease ($415,293,393) over 2014.

Israel was Russia’s 40th largest trading partner in 2015 (down from 39th in 2014), accounting for 0.4456% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.4382% in 2014).

Israel was Russia’s 41st largest export market in 2015 (down from 36th in 2014), accounting for 0.4478% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.4607% in 2014).

Israel was Russia’s 39th largest supplier in 2015 (up from 40th in 2014), accounting for 0.4413% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.3991% in 2014).

Russia’s Exports to Israel

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 45.02% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (49.36% in 2014);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 37.18% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (34.46% in 2014);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.54% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (9.30% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.08% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (2.09% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.82% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (2.24% in 2014);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.68% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (1.99% in 2014).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $15,068,147;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $6,337,147.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Israel 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 $443,646,577;
  • 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 $216,762,784;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $81,126,811;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $9,480,192;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $7,041,177;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $6,244,122;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $5,672,925.
Russia’s exports to Israel in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
01 Live animals 0 0.00 260-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 38,102 0.00 39,990-4.72
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 138,397 0.01 8,5441,519.82
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 633,279 0.04 1,155,025-45.17
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 741 0.00 2,197-66.27
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 420,648 0.03 414,0121.60
10 Cereals 86,835,733 5.64 167,962,544-48.30
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,333,543 0.09 1,743,273-23.50
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 78,037 0.01 65,14119.80
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,630 0.00 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 95,300-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9,567,049 0.62 16,608,226-42.40
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 22,687 0.00 201,175-88.72
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 706,942 0.05 704,9910.28
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,528,700 0.10 1,890,790-19.15
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,754,170 0.11 1,508,18816.31
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,637,255 0.17 2,369,50711.30
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,151,881 0.14 1,482,00445.20
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,595,412 0.30 6,791,480-32.34
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,606,266 0.23 9,850,388-63.39
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 46,000 0.00 41,8309.97
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 24,188,434 1.57 17,851,28735.50
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 668,571,788 43.45 1,112,218,365-39.89
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,452,668 0.16 1,244,35397.10
29 Organic chemicals 1,630,801 0.11 11,110,993-85.32
30 Pharmaceutical products 54,799 0.00 1,478,254-96.29
31 Fertilizers 20,231,559 1.31 16,535,35022.35
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 42,903 0.00 22,32892.15
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 173 0.00 48,934-99.65
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 21,898 0.00 34,431-36.40
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,268 0.00 1812,500.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 27,432 0.00 8942,968.46
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 12,231,134 0.79 11,734,0124.24
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,541,568 0.43 9,044,489-27.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 117,986 0.01 26644,255.64
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 14,628 0.00 28,605-48.86
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 20,678 0.00 4,185394.10
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 17,261 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 22,740,843 1.48 25,416,835-10.53
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,960,671 0.19 153,5471,828.19
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 13,939,505 0.91 18,062,957-22.83
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,618,849 0.11 1,879,292-13.86
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 65,324 0.00 21829,865.14
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 579 0.00 13,572-95.73
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 77 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 450 0.00 14,149-96.82
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 12,060 0.00 43,509-72.28
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 26,587 0.00 44,161-39.80
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 10,677 0.00 37,434-71.48
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 23,896 0.00 24,881-3.96
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,804 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 802 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 59 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 740,436 0.05 22,6733,165.72
69 Ceramic products 78,206 0.01 28,063178.68
70 Glass and glassware 68,977 0.00 94,139-26.73
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 572,130,855 37.18 788,893,639-27.48
72 Iron and steel 32,446,652 2.11 17,378,50586.71
73 Articles of iron or steel 837,595 0.05 626,13033.77
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,225,585 0.08 114,383971.47
75 Nickel and articles thereof 113,517 0.01 5,3872,007.24
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 9,006,395 0.59 14,679,320-38.65
78 Lead and articles thereof 287,886 0.02 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 18,833,862 1.22 14,975,27825.77
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 48,667 0.00 1,6972,767.83
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 13,645 0.00 9,78339.48
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,105,498 0.14 2,347,771-10.32
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 4,188,277 0.27 4,005,4804.56
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 0.00 983,211-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 68,585 0.00 343,778-80.05
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 645 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,471,915 0.10 3,593,391-59.04
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 11,339 0.00 3992,741.85
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 43 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 182,500 0.01 35,480414.37
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 214,437 0.01 219,302-2.22
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,052,261 0.07 7,49013,948.88
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 5,808-100.00
SS Classified 3,311 0.00 969 027-99.66

Russia’s Imports from Israel

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 38.07% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (38.93% in 2014);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 25.36% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (19.94% in 2014);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 22.82% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (31.22% in 2014);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.15% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (3.67% in 2014);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.67% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (2.92% in 2014);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.64% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (1.03% in 2014).

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

  • 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 $20,979,548.

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $117,293,447;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $87,726,170;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $35,896,338;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $29,914,180;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $17,132,997;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $15,520,474;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $10,986,058;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $10,608,220;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $7,304,252;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $7,179,110;
  • 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 $6,691,115;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $5,311,481;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $5,219,152;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $4,349,605;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $3,004,047;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $2,813,281;
  • 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 $2,789,853;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $2,549,713;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - a decrease of $2,483,078.
Russia’s imports from Israel in 2015 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2014,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2015
over 2014
01 Live animals 1,254,010 0.16 1,516,029-17.28
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 409,080 0.05 549,726-25.58
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 20,388,233 2.53 22,937,946-11.12
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 189,461,406 23.50 277,187,576-31.65
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 53,988,138 6.70 83,902,318-35.65
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 435,430 0.05 360,16120.90
10 Cereals 0 0.00 566-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 10,210-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,638,759 0.45 4,691,143-22.43
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,704,828 0.21 1,892,304-9.91
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 6,504 0.00 93,743-93.06
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 40,514-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,199,312 0.27 4,682,390-53.03
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 143,854 0.02 204,745-29.74
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,477,500 0.31 3,025,289-18.11
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 26,329,746 3.27 33,508,856-21.42
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,999,064 0.50 8,348,669-52.10
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 382,968 0.05 1,372,590-72.10
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 72,297 0.01 6,4151,027.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,477,565 0.56 9,696,717-53.82
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 658,253 0.08 2,044,412-67.80
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,173,146 0.64 7,962,999-35.04
29 Organic chemicals 13,311,763 1.65 18,623,244-28.52
30 Pharmaceutical products 72,762,241 9.03 190,055,688-61.72
31 Fertilizers 983,308 0.12 3,987,355-75.34
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 13,870,309 1.72 14,050,892-1.29
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 20,862,074 2.59 37,995,071-45.09
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 7,138,919 0.89 13,830,034-48.38
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 134,386 0.02 140,605-4.42
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 276,963 0.03 448,671-38.27
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 12,786,658 1.59 14,222,017-10.09
39 Plastics and articles thereof 34,797,854 4.32 50,318,328-30.84
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,892,989 0.23 4,706,270-59.78
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 293,683 0.04 481,755-39.04
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 97,400 0.01 209,688-53.55
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 854,743 0.11 2,360,327-63.79
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,918,450 0.24 1,225,01056.61
52 Cotton 2,054,008 0.25 1,931,2966.35
54 Man-made filaments 385,473 0.05 768,582-49.85
55 Man-made staple fibers 30,479 0.00 3,670730.49
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 15,376,800 1.91 25,985,020-40.82
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 32,390 0.00 401,471-91.93
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 45 0.00 788-94.29
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,162,062 0.27 2,315,281-6.62
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 29,011 0.00 33,301-12.88
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 378,389 0.05 625,969-39.55
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 88,514 0.01 50,30375.96
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 943,490 0.12 1,061,625-11.13
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 57,098 0.01 194,261-70.61
65 Headgear and parts thereof 588 0.00 5,151-88.58
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 13 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,262,699 0.16 1,523,130-17.10
69 Ceramic products 90,703 0.01 1,296,228-93.00
70 Glass and glassware 123,631 0.02 1,049,874-88.22
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,416,550 0.42 5,318,205-35.76
72 Iron and steel 10,659 0.00 1109,590.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,296,972 0.41 2,924,10612.75
74 Copper and articles thereof 80,026 0.01 302,895-73.58
75 Nickel and articles thereof 418,999 0.05 1,681,789-75.09
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,961,277 0.24 2,652,491-26.06
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 427,877 0.05 154,873176.28
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 26,455,651 3.28 33,759,903-21.64
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 836,674 0.10 374,841123.21
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 55,580,595 6.89 66,566,653-16.50
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 94,644,152 11.74 73,664,60428.48
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 2,640,573 0.33 2,274,73916.08
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,527,310 0.56 2,160,907109.51
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 47,030,486 5.83 82,926,824-43.29
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 19,833 0.00 35,912-44.77
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 2,723-100.00
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 7,889,616 0.98 8,400,795-6.08
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,512,378 0.19 3,692,507-59.04
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 72,852 0.01 131,316-44.52
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 559 0.00 0
SS Classified 33,174,839 4.11 463 8917,051.43
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia