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

Russia's Trade with France

In the 1st quarter of 2016, Russia's trade with France totaled $2,728,057,359, up 4.13% ($108,193,124) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's exports to France in the 1st quarter of 2016 were $1,147,905,596, down 10.62% ($136,342,078) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's imports from France in the 1st quarter of 2016 totaled $1,580,151,763, up 18.31% ($244,535,202) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's trade deficit with France in the 1st quarter of 2016 was $432,246,167, a 741.46% increase ($380,877,280) over the 1st quarter of 2015.

France was Russia's 10th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2016 (up from 15th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 2.8036% of Russia's total trade (up from 1.9803% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

France was Russia's 17th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2016 (up from 18th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 1.8705% of Russia's total exports (up from 1.4227% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

France was Russia's 5th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2016 (up from 7th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 4.3969% of Russia's total imports (up from 3.1776% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Russia's Exports to France

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 78.48% of Russia's total exports to France (84.56% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.14% of Russia's total exports to France (5.54% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.66% of Russia's total exports to France (3.91% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.28% of Russia's total exports to France (2.77% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.45% of Russia's total exports to France (1.16% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's exports to France 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 $49,697,145;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $11,224,825.

The largest declines in Russia's exports to France in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 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 $184,119,886;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $11,820,977;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $5,895,571;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4,925,273.
Russia's exports to France in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total export
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
01 Live animals 26,000 0.00 0.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 674,711 0.06 39.71
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 -100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 -100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 211 0.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 -100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 203 0.00 -99.84
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 330 0.00 -97.92
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 6,159 0.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,655 0.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 -100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 -100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,789 0.00 -98.42
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 285,456 0.02 -42.29
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 455,888 0.04
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 541,866 0.05 -65.65
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 900,299,700 78.43 -16.98
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 54,772,707 4.77 979.15
29 Organic chemicals 15,940,585 1.39 238.03
30 Pharmaceutical products 60,044 0.01 52,112.17
31 Fertilizers 51,988,614 4.53 -10.19
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 199,246 0.02 2,590.33
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 268,634 0.02 -36.88
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 23,696 0.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 -100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 20,264 0.00 275.19
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 294,426 0.03 -26.55
39 Plastics and articles thereof 214,458 0.02 -48.72
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,058,247 0.35 83.95
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,179,224 0.10 22.21
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,321,676 0.12 6,734.61
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 16,161,123 1.41 27.04
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 -100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 491,516 0.04 -76.56
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 13,738 0.00 -76.27
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 17,995 0.00
54 Man-made filaments 24,773 0.00 -23.38
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 30,264 0.00 -96.22
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 48 0.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 -100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 126,327 0.01 -51.91
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 403,296 0.04 -52.82
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 473,558 0.04 -60.62
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 974,299 0.08 790.12
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,850 0.00 33.68
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 770 0.00 -30.94
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 41,984 0.00 -9.97
69 Ceramic products 20,566 0.00 71.14
70 Glass and glassware 1,351,724 0.12 74.25
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 323,752 0.03 761.68
72 Iron and steel 15,307,281 1.33 -43.57
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,623,853 0.23 121.84
74 Copper and articles thereof 16,675 0.00 -93.79
75 Nickel and articles thereof 115,935 0.01 901.77
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,694,080 0.23 -2.22
78 Lead and articles thereof 106,407 0.01 9.80
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 5,237,874 0.46 30.60
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 40,977 0.00 13.83
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 72,639 0.01 -31.46
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 29,515,668 2.57 -14.30
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 4,838,462 0.42 -24.85
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 1,144,931 0.10 23.47
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 6,480,728 0.56 -22.68
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 62,107 0.01 1,163.88
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 -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 989,790 0.09 10.06
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 43,439 0.00 -93.91
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,052 0.00 -92.29
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 8,029 0.00 -21.38
SS Classified 25,508,297 2.22 43.34

Russia's Imports from France

The major share of Russian imports from France 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) - 34.90% of Russia's total imports from France (44.09% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 24.48% of Russia's total imports from France (31.24% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.67% of Russia's total imports from France (12.37% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.07% of Russia's total imports from France (4.07% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.00% of Russia's total imports from France (1.38% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's imports from France in the 1st quarter of 2016 over the 1st quarter of 2015 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 $21,624,071;
  • 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 $20,787,124;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $19,536,787;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $12,260,002.

The largest declines in Russia's imports from France 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 $40,622,661;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $36,786,617;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $22,626,416;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $13,075,416;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $10,336,788;
  • 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 $7,660,629;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $5,777,461.
Russia's imports from France in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total import
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
01 Live animals 1,832,950 0.12 834.43
02 Meat and edible meat offal 400,447 0.03
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 5,181,714 0.33 -24.34
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 18,995 0.00 -31.21
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 634,836 0.04 1,880.46
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 262,131 0.02 29.96
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 -100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 761,595 0.05 -35.60
10 Cereals 19,564,524 1.24 -17.34
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,158,833 0.07 29.04
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 34,535,979 2.19 55.04
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3,363,671 0.21 -4.99
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 21,268 0.00 95.59
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 386,260 0.02 96.62
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 300,967 0.02 -1.11
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,341,758 0.21 -31.08
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6,652,219 0.42 18.75
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,332,629 0.21 -48.64
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,037,228 0.26 62.97
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 8,594,831 0.54 -40.20
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 38,071,287 2.41 -21.35
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 19,323,313 1.22 -11.25
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,027,991 0.07 -43.82
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,806,618 0.24 2.61
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,909,895 0.18 4.64
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 28,914,602 1.83 255.76
29 Organic chemicals 49,580,465 3.14 -7.60
30 Pharmaceutical products 130,731,854 8.27 -23.71
31 Fertilizers 30,135 0.00 -88.04
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 8,026,001 0.51 0.36
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 127,973,936 8.10 -15.02
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 18,768,381 1.19 -28.99
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 11,644,035 0.74 -16.96
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 10 0.00 -99.99
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 267,841 0.02 -42.84
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 94,370,006 5.97 26.11
39 Plastics and articles thereof 59,223,100 3.75 -1.31
40 Rubber and articles thereof 21,918,596 1.39 4.22
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 129,399 0.01 85,594.70
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8,269,605 0.52 30.30
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 202,776 0.01 470.85
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,313,950 0.08 -32.71
45 Cork and articles of cork 95,713 0.01 42.97
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2,741 0.00 295.53
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 11,606,499 0.73 9.77
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,773,663 0.18 -51.96
50 Silk 807 0.00 -87.45
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 224 0.00
52 Cotton 268,405 0.02 31.61
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 865 0.00 -31.89
54 Man-made filaments 142,435 0.01 -82.16
55 Man-made staple fibers 285,121 0.02 121.22
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 487,368 0.03 15.71
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 484,584 0.03 -23.03
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 142,924 0.01 14.36
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 611,572 0.04 12.81
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 80,962 0.01 20.67
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,002,068 0.06 12.85
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,754,730 0.24 -24.08
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 464,187 0.03 -22.82
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,020,503 0.06 17.57
65 Headgear and parts thereof 165,173 0.01 15.29
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 37,760 0.00 3.27
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 10,247 0.00 -70.06
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,260,134 0.14 20.36
69 Ceramic products 2,038,124 0.13 -5.61
70 Glass and glassware 10,589,842 0.67 42.74
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,129,376 0.20 41.10
72 Iron and steel 15,547,580 0.98 -9.78
73 Articles of iron or steel 17,990,285 1.14 -13.74
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,325,686 0.08 -7.48
75 Nickel and articles thereof 912,254 0.06 -8.53
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,501,187 0.28 0.55
78 Lead and articles thereof 139 0.00 -98.78
79 Zinc and articles thereof 38,879 0.00 50.16
80 Tin and articles thereof 50,130 0.00 75.10
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,126,178 0.20 526.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,378,887 0.15 -34.63
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,656,443 0.17 -48.01
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 172,840,382 10.94 -17.55
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 127,163,384 8.05 20.49
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 1,307,440 0.08 14.73
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 52,865,873 3.35 -19.83
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 35,570 0.00 -92.98
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 32,617,253 2.06 -5.36
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 223,654 0.01 5.44
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 23,577 0.00 -68.78
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 5,591,669 0.35 -19.07
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 593,465 0.04 150.06
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,380,594 0.28 -1.39
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 38,548 0.00 312.68
SS Classified 371,600,048 23.52 769.43
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