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

Russia's Trade with Italy

In the 1st quarter of 2016, Russia's trade with Italy was $4,038,421,753, down 52.45% ($4,454,288,664) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's exports to Italy in the 1st quarter of 2016 were $2,546,281,728, down 62.29% ($4,206,554,992) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's imports from Italy in the 1st quarter of 2016 were $1,492,140,025, down 14.24% ($247,733,672) from the 1st quarter of 2015.

Russia's trade surplus with Italy in the 1st quarter of 2016 was $1,054,141,703, a 78.97% decrease ($3,958,821,320) over the 1st quarter of 2015.

Italy was Russia's 5th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2016 (down from 4th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 4.1503% of Russia's total trade (down from 6.4194% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Italy was Russia's 7th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2016 (down from 4th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 4.1492% of Russia's total exports (down from 7.4810% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Italy was Russia's 6th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2016 (down from 5th in the 1st quarter of 2015), accounting for 4.1520% of Russia's total imports (up from 4.1394% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

Russia's Exports to Italy

The major share of Russian exports to Italy 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) - 84.07% of Russia's total exports to Italy (87.43% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.13% of Russia's total exports to Italy (5.30% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 2.99% of Russia's total exports to Italy (0.08% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.85% of Russia's total exports to Italy (4.92% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.62% of Russia's total exports to Italy (0.68% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.12% of Russia's total exports to Italy (0.41% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's exports to Italy 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 $70,653,231;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $9,366,834.

The largest declines in Russia's exports to Italy 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 $3,763,448,443;
  • 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 $274,542,694;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $168,941,160;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $28,973,620;
  • 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 $18,303,250;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $9,963,585.
Russia's exports to Italy in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total export
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 58,458 0.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 83,828 0.00 8.28
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 296,327 0.01 -89.35
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 97,839 0.00
10 Cereals 14,905,772 0.59 169.11
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 513,004 0.02 -66.88
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 -100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 251,743 0.01
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 786,786 0.03 804.50
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 142,112 0.01 -47.34
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 30,031 0.00 63.27
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 65,928 0.00 -89.27
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 18,885 0.00 13,389.29
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 125,446 0.00 -41.88
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 11,093,986 0.44 -31.95
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 43,182 0.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 585 0.00 -98.99
26 Ores, slag and ash 204,132 0.01 -10.57
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,140,380,664 84.06 -63.75
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,350,116 0.13 -98.79
29 Organic chemicals 4,323,587 0.17 36.31
30 Pharmaceutical products 554,972 0.02 93.50
31 Fertilizers 17,198,000 0.68 -36.68
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 223,114 0.01 116.08
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 506,043 0.02 16.83
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 119,009 0.00 111.09
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 910 0.00 -89.63
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 30,504 0.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 -100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 480,569 0.02 10.90
39 Plastics and articles thereof 7,644,145 0.30 -11.42
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12,762,574 0.50 -8.78
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 12,196,351 0.48 -16.16
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 83,331 0.00 -67.62
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 8,017,991 0.31 -14.15
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 18,542,237 0.73 -19.14
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 38 0.00 90.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,363,947 0.05 -12.30
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 21,174,056 0.83 -0.49
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 155,544 0.01 -60.82
50 Silk 0 0.00 -100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 106,379 0.00
52 Cotton 859,432 0.03 8.37
54 Man-made filaments 367,199 0.01 -48.91
55 Man-made staple fibers 670,779 0.03 246.94
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 100,076 0.00 -78.85
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 -100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 115 0.00 342.31
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 15,932 0.00 1,463.49
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 15,193 0.00 -96.18
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 76,220 0.00 -90.54
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 883 0.00 -85.30
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 276,182 0.01 -59.49
65 Headgear and parts thereof 24 0.00 -90.32
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2,787 0.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 109,006 0.00 -24.14
69 Ceramic products 1,844 0.00 -62.63
70 Glass and glassware 1,650,598 0.06 107.13
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 76,185,975 2.99 1,277.00
72 Iron and steel 131,690,483 5.17 -56.20
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,271,009 0.05 -6.86
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,364,656 0.09 -12.62
75 Nickel and articles thereof 121 0.00 -100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 19,022,494 0.75 -60.37
78 Lead and articles thereof 462,229 0.02
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 760,644 0.03 -21.61
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 418,096 0.02 13,147.66
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6,980 0.00 -63.60
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,412,458 0.21 64.37
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 1,644,793 0.06 -91.75
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,355,459 0.05 8.91
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 145,080 0.01 -95.34
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 703,252 0.03 95.96
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,318 0.00 -37.74
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 1,428,926 0.06 -7.47
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 43,419 0.00 -39.35
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,662 0.00 -85.85
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 4,492 0.00 -85.13
SS Classified 21,276,787 0.84 3.39

Russia's Imports from Italy

The major share of Russian imports from Italy 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) - 41.29% of Russia's total imports from Italy (47.78% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 21.33% of Russia's total imports from Italy (18.51% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 10.42% of Russia's total imports from Italy (9.15% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.70% of Russia's total imports from Italy (8.15% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.69% of Russia's total imports from Italy (5.78% in the 1st quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.31% of Russia's total imports from Italy (1.82% in the 1st quarter of 2015).

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

  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $19,135,130;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $7,012,390;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $6,404,510;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $4,673,687;
  • 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 $4,605,136.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $188,370,274;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - a decrease of $17,003,601;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $10,846,346;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $10,203,622;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - a decrease of $7,530,097;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $6,837,216;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $5,846,059;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $5,629,712;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $4,840,037;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $4,742,656;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $4,673,949;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - a decrease of $4,658,440;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $4,615,455.
Russia's imports from Italy in the 1st quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share
in total import
in Q1 2016
Percent change
in Q1 2016
over Q1 2015
01 Live animals 55,095 0.00 228.40
02 Meat and edible meat offal 697,667 0.05 205.77
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 24,354 0.00 -96.81
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 36,386 0.00 14.79
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 21,563,371 1.45 788.02
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 4,885 0.00 13.50
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 12,201,085 0.82 23.51
10 Cereals 321,449 0.02 50.05
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 378,601 0.03 10.68
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,875,034 0.33 -20.59
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,203,538 0.08 -15.19
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 6,769 0.00 -74.99
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9,504,325 0.64 16.24
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,522,235 0.17 21.53
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,017,826 0.14 -1.29
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 7,556,597 0.51 -49.91
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 14,108,497 0.95 -22.03
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 9,078,367 0.61 3.17
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,988,914 0.27 -26.64
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 39,144,638 2.62 -12.99
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,672,180 0.31 -27.04
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 10,845,295 0.73 17.41
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,362,586 0.09 -2.36
26 Ores, slag and ash 25,266 0.00 -98.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,933,049 0.26 32.08
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,333,617 0.09 -9.56
29 Organic chemicals 12,177,052 0.82 11.96
30 Pharmaceutical products 88,926,353 5.96 -10.29
31 Fertilizers 985,721 0.07 -26.56
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 28,568,806 1.91 -3.93
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 36,982,264 2.48 -11.57
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 13,061,009 0.88 12.80
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 7,288,878 0.49 52.24
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 16,286 0.00 -93.85
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 458,304 0.03 6.12
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 23,215,124 1.56 -12.65
39 Plastics and articles thereof 84,752,653 5.68 5.84
40 Rubber and articles thereof 20,439,227 1.37 45.63
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1,978,007 0.13 75.96
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 26,508,349 1.78 19.61
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 792,889 0.05 84.13
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 9,497,759 0.64 -32.98
45 Cork and articles of cork 12,910 0.00 1,043.49
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1,486 0.00 114.12
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 5,379 0.00 6,154.65
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 13,909,745 0.93 2.48
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10,978,193 0.74 176.82
50 Silk 88,695 0.01 -34.40
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 448,073 0.03 104.28
52 Cotton 1,480,801 0.10 63.01
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 174,162 0.01 148.68
54 Man-made filaments 766,453 0.05 -10.41
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,789,464 0.19 56.50
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 5,169,267 0.35 -43.61
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 455,998 0.03 -3.04
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 586,348 0.04 14.38
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,866,544 0.19 34.03
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,325,159 0.09 -13.10
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 25,739,165 1.72 -0.33
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 45,454,215 3.05 1.47
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 3,003,778 0.20 45.59
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 64,271,255 4.31 -5.36
65 Headgear and parts thereof 812,800 0.05 10.52
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 38,056 0.00 -51.43
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 24,089 0.00 -70.69
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 5,724,311 0.38 -44.64
69 Ceramic products 13,113,151 0.88 -26.21
70 Glass and glassware 5,662,235 0.38 -22.03
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 10,524,673 0.71 77.80
72 Iron and steel 5,144,836 0.34 -4.04
73 Articles of iron or steel 55,905,575 3.75 1.43
74 Copper and articles thereof 6,371,009 0.43 1.22
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,406,976 0.16 1,436.53
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 11,010,161 0.74 -30.11
78 Lead and articles thereof 28,958 0.00 -1.40
79 Zinc and articles thereof 34,519 0.00 14.25
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 -100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 330,940 0.02 181.39
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7,169,660 0.48 -6.96
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 11,470,922 0.77 13.81
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 456,699,385 30.61 -29.20
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 88,851,435 5.95 -4.24
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 1,650,001 0.11 28.70
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 31,656,049 2.12 -25.52
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 321,907 0.02 -94.59
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 36,884,974 2.47 -15.64
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 197,493 0.01 1.21
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 61,013 0.00 -70.03
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 37,008,237 2.48 -31.48
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8,139,826 0.55 -9.67
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,843,158 0.39 19.29
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 380,304 0.03 -56.34
SS Classified 2,035,975 0.14 -84.48
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