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Russian trade with the US in the 1st quarter of 2016

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia's foreign trade in goods with the US in the first quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia's Trade with the US

In the 1st quarter of 2016, Russia's trade with the US was $3,930,289,326, down 22.65% ($1,151,185,008) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's exports to the US in the 1st quarter of 2016 were $1,790,794,966, down 11.31% ($228,402,902) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's imports from the US in the 1st quarter of 2016 were $2,139,494,360, down 30.13% ($922,782,106) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's trade deficit with the US in the 1st quarter of 2016 was $348,699,394, a 66.57% decrease ($694,379,204) over the 1st quarter of 2015.

The US was Russia's 6th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2016 (up from 8th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 4.04% of Russia's total trade (up from 3.84% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The US was Russia's 10th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2016 (up from 14th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 2.92% of Russia's total exports (up from 2.24% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The US was Russia's 3rd largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2016 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 5.95% of Russia's total imports (down from 7.29% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Russia's Exports to the US

The major share of Russian exports to the US in the 1st quarter of 2016 (and in the 1st quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 28.18% of Russia's total exports to the US (26.22% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 26.17% of Russia's total exports to the US (34.45% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 25.65% of Russia's total exports to the US (23.70% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 9.33% of Russia's total exports to the US (5.28% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.29% of Russia's total exports to the US (3.87% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.17% of Russia's total exports to the US (2.05% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's exports to the US in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 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 $227,584,780;
  • 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) - an increase of $60,281,695;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $16,574,649;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $10,165,095;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $6,745,427.

The largest declines in Russia's exports to the US in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $249,508,929;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $197,036,063;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $44,619,691;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $14,330,652;
  • 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 $9,666,885;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $9,452,025;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $8,716,358;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $6,995,347.
Russia's exports to the US in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total export
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
01 Live animals 0 0.00 -100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 -100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,428,159 0.08 128.51
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 262,020 0.01 97.35
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 129,053 0.01
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 48,698 0.00 3.39
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 57,712 0.00 -31.85
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 243,316 0.01 306.32
10 Cereals 17,173 0.00 -8.05
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4,074,941 0.23 87.58
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 54,131 0.00 -71.26
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 188,171 0.01
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 60,714 0.00 -46.78
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 8,348 0.00 14.03
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 188,636 0.01 -69.15
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 978,403 0.05 10.21
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 891,303 0.05 23.57
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,509,843 0.08 -6.40
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 813,028 0.05 122.04
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,547,484 0.09 -40.37
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 583 0.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,560,876 0.14 -48.04
26 Ores, slag and ash 540,860 0.03 -82.46
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 456,280,426 25.48 -3.05
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 286,798,089 16.02 384.35
29 Organic chemicals 5,932,651 0.33 -5.13
30 Pharmaceutical products 367,855 0.02 14.40
31 Fertilizers 174,747,118 9.76 -58.81
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 30,572 0.00 253.97
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 134,552 0.01 -4.54
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 77,669 0.00 -24.31
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 7,531 0.00 18.39
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 -100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,436,265 0.08 25.97
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,151,228 0.18 -24.40
40 Rubber and articles thereof 32,019,524 1.79 -5.33
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10,298 0.00 352.66
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,141,304 0.06 -36.50
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 29,447,373 1.64 -19.20
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 -100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 184,782 0.01 -92.35
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 9,300,659 0.52 263.98
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 14,369 0.00 97.65
54 Man-made filaments 164,768 0.01 -44.19
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5,471,527 0.31 2,422.05
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 248 0.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 113 0.00 44.87
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 18,400 0.00 7,566.67
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 58,429 0.00 48.01
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 167,230 0.01 -22.18
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 350,117 0.02 197.87
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 486,381 0.03 2.46
65 Headgear and parts thereof 17,659 0.00 -39.70
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 792 0.00 -74.48
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 28,532 0.00 45.65
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 83,796 0.00 -73.73
69 Ceramic products 393,012 0.02 -82.20
70 Glass and glassware 92,906 0.01 -82.09
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 166,994,128 9.33 56.49
72 Iron and steel 138,140,897 7.71 -58.79
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,142,658 0.34 -87.90
74 Copper and articles thereof 16,302 0.00 79.34
75 Nickel and articles thereof 5,225 0.00 -21.43
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 283,948,042 15.86 6.20
78 Lead and articles thereof 16,765 0.00 838,150.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 39,759,547 2.22 -3.90
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 494,752 0.03 -43.68
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 63,305 0.00 -43.83
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 18,719,664 1.05 -33.55
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 14,389,939 0.80 -40.18
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 1,883,936 0.11 -82.23
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 15,225,434 0.85 200.88
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 13,186 0.00 -95.46
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,716,332 0.49 -12.85
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,084 0.00 130.15
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 7,614 0.00 2,699.26
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 2,161,304 0.12 -6.12
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 709,603 0.04 177.98
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 18,939 0.00 -81.95
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 37,654 0.00 53.51
SS Classified 69,309,029 3.87 -0.80

Russia's Imports from the US

The major share of Russian imports from the US in the 1st quarter of 2016 (and in the 1st quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 39.90% of Russia's total imports from the US (41.08% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.92% of Russia's total imports from the US (15.00% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.33% of Russia's total imports from the US (7.13% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.97% of Russia's total imports from the US (3.99% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.32% of Russia's total imports from the US (1.38% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's imports from the US in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $6,964,182.

The largest declines in Russia's imports from the US in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $127,696,599;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $112,690,795;
  • 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 $82,271,070;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $78,414,366;
  • 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 $74,279,774;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $32,863,651;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $24,040,632;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $14,094,629;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $13,428,384.
Russia's imports from the US in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total import
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
01 Live animals 190,699 0.01 285.42
02 Meat and edible meat offal 2,527,018 0.12 630.65
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 -100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 677,385 0.03 408.59
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,167,422 0.05 14.75
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 24,884 0.00 -78.70
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 94,778 0.00 110.13
10 Cereals 1,414,628 0.07 22.03
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 386,698 0.02 88.04
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 129,249,185 6.04 -15.68
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,916,314 0.09 69.53
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 17,336 0.00 100.21
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 213,412 0.01 20.33
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 -100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 977,305 0.05 -10.27
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 2,147,180 0.10 0.82
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 824,662 0.04 -48.06
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,076,978 0.19 -22.37
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 18,543,891 0.87 60.14
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,079,767 0.38 -34.80
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,863,097 0.09 -65.07
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 25,215,558 1.18 18.74
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,763,338 0.08 -40.99
26 Ores, slag and ash 591,988 0.03 -81.22
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 6,865,322 0.32 59.47
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 29,604,625 1.38 -71.50
29 Organic chemicals 20,401,267 0.95 -1.94
30 Pharmaceutical products 83,735,655 3.91 -14.41
31 Fertilizers 86,783 0.00 351.15
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 9,985,842 0.47 51.36
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 30,834,304 1.44 -5.50
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 17,867,784 0.84 -3.19
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,503,063 0.21 18.77
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 100,817 0.00 -25.18
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 5,816,611 0.27 -12.71
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 61,511,424 2.88 -34.82
39 Plastics and articles thereof 54,860,370 2.56 2.27
40 Rubber and articles thereof 21,327,569 1.00 3.25
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 10,791 0.00 -83.13
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 493,600 0.02 -10.89
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 9,491 0.00 -78.78
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,484,931 0.07 109.21
45 Cork and articles of cork 2,710 0.00 -78.22
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 30,681 0.00 25.52
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 12,910,139 0.60 21.15
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,893,032 0.14 -15.33
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,574,953 0.12 28.51
50 Silk 0 0.00 -100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 -100.00
52 Cotton 2,914 0.00 -84.71
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 948 0.00 376.38
54 Man-made filaments 3,249,870 0.15 -80.51
55 Man-made staple fibers 16,096,371 0.75 4.91
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,809,345 0.13 75.72
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 144,574 0.01 -60.64
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 156,642 0.01 207.38
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 954,616 0.04 -52.22
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 19,737 0.00 -98.70
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 475,137 0.02 -47.47
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,591,194 0.07 3.55
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,988,921 0.09 32.53
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 721,604 0.03 54.62
65 Headgear and parts thereof 51,213 0.00 -11.36
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 62,784 0.00 -58.91
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 973 0.00 -70.80
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,723,782 0.13 -10.38
69 Ceramic products 1,234,658 0.06 65.70
70 Glass and glassware 4,908,216 0.23 -16.25
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,794,383 0.08 34.58
72 Iron and steel 787,016 0.04 -65.28
73 Articles of iron or steel 65,820,287 3.08 0.11
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,921,313 0.09 -13.60
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,532,691 0.12 -47.21
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,775,388 0.22 -9.17
78 Lead and articles thereof 41,643 0.00 20.77
79 Zinc and articles thereof 7,414 0.00 -92.78
80 Tin and articles thereof 53,370 0.00 768.79
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,486,936 0.07 -76.74
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 23,340,968 1.09 -18.22
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,571,385 0.26 -16.51
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 364,712,765 17.05 -23.60
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 123,159,990 5.76 -40.05
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 1,616,177 0.08 -45.79
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 190,165,760 8.89 -40.17
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,045,943 0.10 -50.01
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 171,934,660 8.04 -31.32
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 141,699 0.01 76.17
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 738,516 0.03 -4.39
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 10,234,817 0.48 -31.65
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,727,750 0.17 -12.49
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,008,174 0.05 -53.56
SS Classified 554,806,529 25.93 -38.41
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia