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Russian trade with Belgium 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 Belgium in the first quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia's Trade with Belgium

In the 1st quarter of 2016, Russia's trade with Belgium was $1,913,874,341, down 13.40% ($296,067,511) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's exports to Belgium in the 1st quarter of 2016 were $1,495,765,268, down 12.79% ($219,328,475) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's imports from Belgium in the 1st quarter of 2016 were $418,109,073, down 15.51% ($76,739,036) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's trade surplus with Belgium in the 1st quarter of 2016 was $1,077,656,195, a 11.69% decrease ($142,589,439) over the 1st quarter of 2015.

Belgium was Russia's 14th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2016 (up from 17th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 1.9669% of Russia's total trade (up from 1.6704% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Belgium was Russia's 13th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2016 (up from 16th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 2.4374% of Russia's total exports (up from 1.9000% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Belgium was Russia's 21st largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2016 (down from 20th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 1.1634% of Russia's total imports (down from 1.1773% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Russia's Exports to Belgium

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 57.85% of Russia's total exports to Belgium (41.88% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 20.12% of Russia's total exports to Belgium (23.28% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.90% of Russia's total exports to Belgium (21.13% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.18% of Russia's total exports to Belgium (9.17% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.56% of Russia's total exports to Belgium (1.40% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.52% of Russia's total exports to Belgium (1.29% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.68% of Russia's total exports to Belgium (1.70% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

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

  • 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 $147,062,655;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $11,637,399;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $4,718,148.

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

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $142,006,232;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $109,880,849;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $56,487,940;
  • 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 $29,053,717;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $21,840,704;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $17,689,110;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $5,760,132.
Russia's exports to Belgium in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total export
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
01 Live animals 0 0.00 -100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,175,586 0.15 191.75
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16 0.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 201,794 0.01
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 97,991 0.01 -46.92
10 Cereals 305,401 0.02
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 15,242,728 1.02 -15.47
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 -100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 499,657 0.03
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 326,378 0.02
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 59,375 0.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 -100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 71,906 0.00 -4.61
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,730,112 0.25 732.66
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 -100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 30,443,554 2.04 61.88
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 270,520,096 18.09 -28.89
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 53,218,765 3.56 -35.31
29 Organic chemicals 9,482,675 0.63 72.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 13,124 0.00 -99.23
31 Fertilizers 20,350,452 1.36 -51.77
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 -100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 331,197 0.02 581.74
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 1,248,478 0.08 -46.72
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,693 0.00 -99.65
39 Plastics and articles thereof 15,787,560 1.06 -13.28
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,910,805 0.46 67.10
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,565 0.00 -58.74
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10,041,906 0.67 -30.46
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,197,025 0.15 -33.18
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 11,045,845 0.74 74.56
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,608 0.00 -63.65
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 133,138 0.01
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 -100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1 0.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 -100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 85 0.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,481 0.00 -68.83
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 -100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 -100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 81,251 0.01 -26.92
70 Glass and glassware 2,558,419 0.17 29.09
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 865,329,810 57.85 20.47
72 Iron and steel 107,759,658 7.20 -34.39
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,131,017 0.08 447.24
74 Copper and articles thereof 48,727,371 3.26 -74.45
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,358,688 0.36 283.11
78 Lead and articles thereof 900 0.00 -63.27
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,615 0.00 -74.06
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 10,021 0.00 153.31
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,640,896 0.44 -72.70
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 271,660 0.02 -60.16
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 -100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,977,647 0.20 -11.56
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 -100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 284,931 0.02 -35.32
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 91,851 0.01 -77.60
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 60,339 0.00 56.08
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 28,927 0.00 -2.72
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,270 0.00 -32.44

Russia's Imports from Belgium

The major share of Russian imports from Belgium 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) - 48.04% of Russia's total imports from Belgium (47.41% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 15.42% of Russia's total imports from Belgium (23.19% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.05% of Russia's total imports from Belgium (9.29% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.53% of Russia's total imports from Belgium (6.67% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 5.25% of Russia's total imports from Belgium (4.96% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 4.63% of Russia's total imports from Belgium (0.28% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.89% of Russia's total imports from Belgium (2.61% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.78% of Russia's total imports from Belgium (2.79% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

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

  • 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 $17,983,309;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $6,377,988;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $4,620,538;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $4,533,906;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $2,597,258;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $1,843,939;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $1,346,607.

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $28,889,476;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $21,528,849;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $14,979,195;
  • 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 $13,170,999;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $6,354,879;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $4,296,021;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $4,171,298;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $3,730,673;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $2,453,399;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2,303,338;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $2,284,563;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $2,183,561;
  • 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 $1,944,560;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $1,839,450;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - a decrease of $1,681,083;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1,529,624;
  • 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 $1,269,658.
Russia's imports from Belgium in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total import
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
01 Live animals 273,067 0.07 91.06
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 1,545,885 0.37 -61.35
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,001 0.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 4,687,886 1.12 6,860.69
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 253,457 0.06 327.95
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 811 0.00 514.39
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 834,369 0.20 229.34
10 Cereals 599 0.00 -98.14
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,056,822 0.25 36.08
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 15,842,386 3.79 40.09
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 151,934 0.04 79.16
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 100 0.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,402,205 0.34 -45.35
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 482,430 0.12 -39.78
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,853,873 0.92 91.74
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6,539,085 1.56 -3.61
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,893,779 0.69 -20.67
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,738,328 0.42 57.25
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,678,104 0.40 -0.31
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,907,094 0.70 37.04
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,182,548 1.00 -50.67
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 68,004 0.02 9.81
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 247,137 0.06 13.87
26 Ores, slag and ash 8,955 0.00 -98.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 21,686,727 5.19 -9.15
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,231,257 0.53 -36.27
29 Organic chemicals 23,382,565 5.59 -13.76
30 Pharmaceutical products 33,484,378 8.01 -46.32
31 Fertilizers 1,331,237 0.32 -24.52
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 9,571,957 2.29 -16.12
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 12,897,361 3.08 -10.60
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 17,500,416 4.19 -10.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,621,407 1.11 41.12
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 6,567,658 1.57 20.23
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 24,605,686 5.88 34.99
39 Plastics and articles thereof 60,280,113 14.42 -3.68
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,395,073 1.05 -12.57
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 -100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 111,967 0.03 50.36
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 397 0.00 1,426.92
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,106,275 0.74 -67.17
45 Cork and articles of cork 2,443 0.00 -48.09
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 108 0.00 89.47
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,227,607 0.77 16.74
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,107,735 0.26 -30.65
50 Silk 5,705 0.00 60.66
52 Cotton 49,970 0.01 50.15
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 53,478 0.01 -8.36
54 Man-made filaments 790,893 0.19 -49.57
55 Man-made staple fibers 860,663 0.21 -22.09
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 934,335 0.22 73.66
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 3,650,007 0.87 2.49
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 139,032 0.03 -18.84
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,495,510 0.36 -52.92
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 48,431 0.01 164.91
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 56,145 0.01 14.17
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 244,838 0.06 171.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,739,067 0.89 48.99
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 417 0.00 -0.71
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,337 0.00 -88.97
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 617 0.00 -67.56
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 502 0.00 4,463.64
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 870,311 0.21 49.96
69 Ceramic products 1,367,949 0.33 -36.96
70 Glass and glassware 2,448,432 0.59 -48.27
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 19,352,485 4.63 1,313.44
72 Iron and steel 23,785,698 5.69 12.26
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,897,595 0.93 -51.70
74 Copper and articles thereof 288,516 0.07 5.41
75 Nickel and articles thereof 49,423 0.01 -62.94
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 524,801 0.13 5.65
79 Zinc and articles thereof 231,844 0.06 205.02
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,915,129 0.46 72.17
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 51,888 0.01 123.21
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 163,798 0.04 -83.95
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 591,878 0.14 -7.07
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 34,229,057 8.19 -38.61
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 10,062,669 2.41 -56.69
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 573,715 0.14 378.88
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 16,651,661 3.98 -47.36
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,644 0.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,953,080 0.71 -26.78
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 183 0.00 -22.78
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 714,517 0.17 -43.89
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,246,252 0.30 20.04
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,290,197 0.79 -8.54
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 -100.00
SS Classified 10,178 0.00 -96.62
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