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

Russia's Trade with Iran

In the 1st quarter of 2016, Russia's trade with Iran totaled $410,884,902, up 23.37% ($77,846,392) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's exports to Iran in the 1st quarter of 2016 totaled $303,560,059, up 25.58% ($61,825,669) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's imports from Iran in the 1st quarter of 2016 totaled $107,324,843, up 17.55% ($16,020,723) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's trade surplus with Iran in the 1st quarter of 2016 was $196,235,216, a 30.45% increase ($45,804,946) over the 1st quarter of 2015.

Iran was Russia's 43rd largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2016 (up from 50th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.4223% of Russia's total trade (up from 0.2517% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Iran was Russia's 36th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2016 (up from 47th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.4947% of Russia's total exports (up from 0.2678% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Iran was Russia's 50th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2016 (up from 56th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.2986% of Russia's total imports (up from 0.2172% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Russia's Exports to Iran

The major share of Russian exports to Iran 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) - 41.03% of Russia's total exports to Iran (5.12% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 35.86% of Russia's total exports to Iran (57.01% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 9.46% of Russia's total exports to Iran (15.73% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.40% of Russia's total exports to Iran (17.62% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.97% of Russia's total exports to Iran (2.56% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.03% of Russia's total exports to Iran (1.48% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's exports to Iran 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 $58,620,487;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $52,004,626;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $6,802,412;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $1,613,711;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $1,527,754.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $37,241,220;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $13,619,788;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $3,494,524;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $3,198,101;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $2,781,265;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $2,578,191;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $1,621,053;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $1,483,763;
  • 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 $1,431,904.
Russia's exports to Iran in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total export
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 29,920 0.01
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 236,669 0.08
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 205 0.00
10 Cereals 79,847,048 26.30 -31.81
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,695,326 0.56 1,977.22
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 24,275,955 8.00 38.93
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 206,076 0.07
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 92,621 0.03
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 -100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 207,214 0.07 51.86
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 -100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,262,650 0.75 207.89
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 -100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 40 0.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 88,304 0.03 -97.54
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,247,042 0.41 -53.45
29 Organic chemicals 268,509 0.09 -84.68
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 -100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 400,495 0.13 14,249.52
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 48,770 0.02 115.51
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 42,352 0.01
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 -100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 56,363 0.02 -78.15
39 Plastics and articles thereof 838,802 0.28 -41.18
40 Rubber and articles thereof 44,575 0.01 106.75
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 630 0.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 21,243,399 7.00 -10.82
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,258,470 0.41 -37.96
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,909,266 1.29 -41.57
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,292,955 0.76 -58.24
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 5,279 0.00
54 Man-made filaments 390,523 0.13 1.35
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 378 0.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 -100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,373 0.00 3,732.95
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,999 0.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 26,618 0.01 -46.87
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 -100.00
70 Glass and glassware 45,440 0.01 317.65
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 298,878 0.10 10,461.06
72 Iron and steel 28,395,444 9.35 -32.42
73 Articles of iron or steel 108,105 0.04 -75.97
74 Copper and articles thereof 854 0.00 -26.32
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,174 0.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 11,099 0.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 945 0.00 -99.25
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,401,738 0.79 8.30
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 66,740,772 21.99 721.90
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 106,652 0.04
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 52,156,236 17.18 34,301.58
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,026,824 0.67 72.94
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,126,796 0.37 58.78
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 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 0 0.00 -100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 -100.00
SS Classified 9,114,276 3.00 1,208.79

Russia's Imports from Iran

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 76.83% of Russia's total imports from Iran (92.70% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.92% of Russia's total imports from Iran (1.81% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.45% of Russia's total imports from Iran (1.43% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.51% of Russia's total imports from Iran (3.14% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's imports from Iran 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 $14,663,119;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $6,706,547;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4,680,529;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $564,531;
  • 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) - an increase of $510,040;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $341,785.

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $9,018,840;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $1,379,853;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $954,140;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $634,201;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $398,121.
Russia's imports from Iran in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total import
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 266,467 0.25
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 230 0.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 47,578,279 44.33 -15.94
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 31,835,300 29.66 26.69
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 400,704 0.37 -49.84
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 9,737 0.01 -70.85
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 21,099 0.02
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 90,108 0.08 52.97
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 31,678 0.03
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 24,749 0.02
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 66,142 0.06
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,762,285 1.64 0.57
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 77,823 0.07 105.36
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 25,028 0.02
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 266,379 0.25 16.91
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 367,185 0.34 -78.98
26 Ores, slag and ash 136,860 0.13 -87.46
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 43,516 0.04 31.27
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 14,663,119 13.66
29 Organic chemicals 798,742 0.74 74.80
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 -100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 -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 0 0.00 -100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 -100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,620,902 1.51 53.44
40 Rubber and articles thereof 603 0.00 -14.83
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,350 0.00 2,061.29
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 996 0.00 21.61
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,646 0.01 -94.50
54 Man-made filaments 71,440 0.07
55 Man-made staple fibers 43,398 0.04
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 38,770 0.04 106.82
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 101,411 0.09 17.21
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 24,312 0.02
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 18,100 0.02
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 -100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 157,633 0.15 178.53
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 87,165 0.08 64.40
69 Ceramic products 139,348 0.13 17.54
70 Glass and glassware 293,246 0.27 -11.88
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 -100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 165,228 0.15 311.01
74 Copper and articles thereof 42,908 0.04 1,072,600.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 110,586 0.10
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,595 0.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 82,648 0.08 486,064.71
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 78 0.00 39.29
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,092,773 4.75 1,135.38
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 9,047 0.01 326.54
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 510,105 0.48 784,676.92
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 152,877 0.14 -80.58
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 80,528 0.08 -19.70
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 4,694 0.00 91.83
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 26 0.00 -99.89
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia