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

Russia's Trade with Iraq

In the 1st quarter of 2016, Russia's trade with Iraq was $276,591,755, down 68.86% ($611,587,010) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's exports to Iraq in the 1st quarter of 2016 were $276,591,755, down 68.86% ($611,579,363) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's imports from Iraq in the 1st quarter of 2016 were $0, down 100.00% ($7,647) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's trade surplus with Iraq in the 1st quarter of 2016 was $276,591,755, a 68.86% decrease ($611,571,716) over the 1st quarter of 2015.

Iraq was Russia's 54th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2016 (down from 30th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.2843% of Russia's total trade (down from 0.6713% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Iraq was Russia's 41st largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2016 (down from 20th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.4507% of Russia's total exports (down from 0.9839% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

There were no Russia's imports from Iraq in the 1st quarter of 2016 (Iraq was Russia's 165th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2015, accounting for 0.00002% of Russia's total imports).

Russia's Exports to Iraq

The major share of Russian exports to Iraq 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) - 2.84% of Russia's total exports to Iraq (0.19% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.21% of Russia's total exports to Iraq (0.64% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.97% of Russia's total exports to Iraq (7.90% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $4,172,583;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $2,253,696;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $2,174,917;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $950,500.

The largest declines in Russia's exports to Iraq 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 $42,706,059;
  • 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 $12,427,754;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $6,206,562;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $6,170,786;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $5,250,602;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - a decrease of $4,423,100;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $2,842,158;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $1,869,669;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,827,845;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $1,189,544;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $891,288.
Russia's exports to Iraq in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total export
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,174,917 0.79
10 Cereals 4,181,700 1.51 45,767.06
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 9,788 0.00 -98.13
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 -100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 116,804 0.04
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 113,628 0.04 174.46
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,255,900 0.45 15.28
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,455,532 0.53 -56.23
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 -100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 950,500 0.34
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 265,120 0.10 41,849.37
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 16,250 0.01 9,239.08
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 -100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 -100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 51,280 0.02 -43.06
39 Plastics and articles thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
40 Rubber and articles thereof 73,000 0.03 -76.49
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,169,745 0.78 -56.71
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 -100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 454 0.00
52 Cotton 0 0.00 -100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 -100.00
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 0 0.00 -100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 -100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 97 0.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 623 0.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 -100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 304 0.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 -100.00
69 Ceramic products 54,153 0.02
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 -100.00
72 Iron and steel 4,512,322 1.63 99.78
73 Articles of iron or steel 715,494 0.26 -28.78
74 Copper and articles thereof 895,638 0.32 -57.05
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
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 0 0.00 -100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 -100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 171,766 0.06 -97.31
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 174,778 0.06 -98.61
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,341,964 0.85 -72.49
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 11,198 0.00 81.70
SS Classified 254,878,800 92.15 -67.71

Russia's Imports from Iraq

The major share of Russian imports from Iraq 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) - 0.00% of Russia's total imports from Iraq (58.39% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

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

  • No such product groups.

The largest declines in Russia's imports from Iraq 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) - a decrease of $3,367;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $636;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $462.
Russia's imports from Iraq in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total import
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
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 0 0.00 -100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
SS Classified 0 0.00 -100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia