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Russian trade with Belgium in the 2nd 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 second quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia's Trade with Belgium

In the 2nd quarter of 2016, Russia's trade with Belgium was $2,127,892,805, down 11.64% ($280,372,438) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia's exports to Belgium in the 2nd quarter of 2016 were $1,594,765,911, down 15.89% ($301,364,609) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia's imports from Belgium in the 2nd quarter of 2016 totaled $533,126,894, up 4.10% ($20,992,171) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia's trade surplus with Belgium in the 2nd quarter of 2016 was $1,061,639,017, a 23.29% decrease ($322,356,780) over the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Belgium was Russia's 16th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (down from 15th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 1.9551% of Russia's total trade (up from 1.7664% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Belgium was Russia's 12th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 15th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 2.4000% of Russia's total exports (up from 2.0712% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Belgium was Russia's 21st largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 22nd in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 1.2576% of Russia's total imports (up from 1.1434% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Russia's Exports to Belgium

The major share of Russian exports to Belgium in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 46.06% of Russia's total exports to Belgium (35.94% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 30.11% of Russia's total exports to Belgium (39.82% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.81% of Russia's total exports to Belgium (16.31% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.98% of Russia's total exports to Belgium (5.23% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.30% of Russia's total exports to Belgium (1.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.29% of Russia's total exports to Belgium (0.69% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.16% of Russia's total exports to Belgium (0.70% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's exports to Belgium in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd 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 $53,032,694;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $21,070,313;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $13,321,594;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $8,481,840;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $7,023,965;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $6,448,600.

The largest declines in Russia's exports to Belgium in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd 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 $280,008,478;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $70,738,755;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $20,913,906;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $19,158,140;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $8,187,190;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $6,473,946;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $4,966,882.
Russia's exports to Belgium in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,996,267 0.13 392,583408.50
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,264 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 336,361 0.02 2,651,117-87.31
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 123,328-100.00
10 Cereals 304,211 0.02 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 14,231,734 0.89 7,207,76997.45
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 17,640 0.00 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 747,036 0.05 115,091549.08
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 248,140 0.02 120,375106.14
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 14,092 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 20,547-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 45,134 0.00 106,604-57.66
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,591,975 0.16 2,356,5009.99
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 24,672-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 29,664,991 1.86 37,852,181-21.63
26 Ores, slag and ash 13,369,524 0.84 47,93027,793.85
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 437,146,261 27.41 717,154,739-39.04
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 41,431,248 2.60 39,441,4385.04
29 Organic chemicals 7,509,100 0.47 8,104 459-7.35
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,700 0.00 1,881-9.62
31 Fertilizers 9,285,614 0.58 28,443,754-67.35
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 98,181 0.01 81,86819.93
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 462,058 0.03 103,154347.93
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 353,821 0.02 3,616,210-90.22
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,366,650 0.09 311,321338.98
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,212,983 0.20 9,686,929-66.83
40 Rubber and articles thereof 15,764,708 0.99 9,316,10869.22
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 788 0.00 3,834-79.45
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10,353,213 0.65 14,115,665-26.65
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,427,719 0.15 4,565,612-46.83
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 7,879,867 0.49 3,361,905134.39
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10,066 0.00 2,909246.03
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 41,691-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,205 0.00 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 256 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 13,614 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 41 0.00 210-80.48
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 24-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 13,804 0.00 1,1941,056.11
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 30,695 0.00 5,058506.86
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 596-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 55,100 0.00 30,23482.25
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 861-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 4,383,077 0.27 2,641,53865.93
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 734,489,082 46.06 681,456,3887.78
72 Iron and steel 186,562,967 11.70 207,476,873-10.08
73 Articles of iron or steel 753,189 0.05 598,27725.89
74 Copper and articles thereof 24,865,001 1.56 95,603,756-73.99
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,743,030 0.17 5,256,321-47.81
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 21,111,690 1.32 41,37750,922.77
78 Lead and articles thereof 600 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 63 0.00 1,377-95.42
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,028 0.00 182,158-99.44
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 131,437 0.01 19,014591.26
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 5,990 0.00 2,800113.93
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 14,095,007 0.88 5,613,167151.11
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 1,616,522 0.10 304,777430.40
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 51,328 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,146,192 0.13 7,113,074-69.83
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 572,554 0.04 230,889147.98
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 80,222 0.01 103,869-22.77
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 94,645 0.01 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 58,806 0.00 34,81768.90
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 14,420 0.00 1,2891,018.70
SS Classified 0 0.00 38,408-100.00

Russia's Imports from Belgium

The major share of Russian imports from Belgium in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 57.08% of Russia's total imports from Belgium (53.45% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.75% of Russia's total imports from Belgium (19.88% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.22% of Russia's total imports from Belgium (6.45% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.17% of Russia's total imports from Belgium (9.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.72% of Russia's total imports from Belgium (3.85% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.02% of Russia's total imports from Belgium (2.91% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.02% of Russia's total imports from Belgium (1.43% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's imports from Belgium in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $11,788,307;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $9,077,527;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $5,069,297;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $4,877,551;
  • 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) - an increase of $4,745,472;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $4,136,979;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,410,663;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $2,188,684;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,773,248;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $1,653,655.

The largest declines in Russia's imports from Belgium in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $12,584,329;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $5,966,990;
  • 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 $3,664,590;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $3,275,451;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2,311,603.
Russia's imports from Belgium in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
01 Live animals 292,165 0.05 194 41150.28
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 305,145 0.06 3,580,596-91.48
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 849 0.00 167408.38
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 764,649 0.14 3,47221,923.30
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 11,218 0.00 9,57617.15
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 503,410 0.09 196,495156.19
10 Cereals 953 0.00 44,872-97.88
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,172,554 0.22 1,067,7309.82
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 25,314 0.00 1,068,667-97.63
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 143,411 0.03 154,638-7.26
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 112 0.00 8334.94
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,319,232 0.44 2,246,1473.25
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 682,125 0.13 1,022,183-33.27
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,791,919 0.34 1,899,798-5.68
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,661,672 0.87 5,384,918-13.43
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,558,618 1.04 4,069,39836.60
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,694,643 0.51 1,659,60262.37
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,480,147 0.47 2,755,560-9.99
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,776,237 0.90 3,661,97530.43
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 4,591,500 0.86 4,016,86814.31
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 370,898 0.07 10,1573,551.65
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 279,666 0.05 64,830331.38
26 Ores, slag and ash 369,862 0.07 195,98388.72
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 24,508,720 4.60 19,439,42326.08
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,070,161 0.39 2,458,506-15.80
29 Organic chemicals 35,505,431 6.66 35,255,6800.71
30 Pharmaceutical products 59,112,868 11.09 50,035,34118.14
31 Fertilizers 2,259,426 0.42 3,375,173-33.06
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 16,710,207 3.13 17,897,322-6.63
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 18,388,521 3.45 13,510,97036.10
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 27,173,047 5.10 22,427,57521.16
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,356,086 0.82 3,443,09226.52
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 8,175,744 1.53 7,946,7302.88
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 56,432,504 10.59 44,644,19726.41
39 Plastics and articles thereof 68,887,705 12.92 66,477,0423.63
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,257,507 0.99 6,272,875-16.19
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 174,349 0.03 182,448-4.44
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 79 0.00 32146.88
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,740,809 0.70 3,734,0350.18
45 Cork and articles of cork 3,420 0.00 11,258-69.62
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 334 0.00 1,332-74.92
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,518,241 0.85 2,744,99364.60
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,484,908 0.47 831,253198.94
50 Silk 5,330 0.00 1,324302.57
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 17,885 0.00 2,890518.86
52 Cotton 18,377 0.00 14,47127.88
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 70,896 0.01 69,4322.11
54 Man-made filaments 658,064 0.12 1,105,471-40.47
55 Man-made staple fibers 702,397 0.13 399,97775.61
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,363,608 0.26 862,68058.07
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4,878,888 0.92 5,239,920-6.89
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 91,136 0.02 255,892-64.38
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,488,561 0.47 2,555,279-2.61
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 148,988 0.03 6,9452,045.26
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 9,523 0.00 16,413-41.98
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 65,546 0.01 71,108-7.82
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 5,552,879 1.04 4,293,95929.32
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 9,263 0.00 14,160-34.58
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,076 0.00 5,702-63.59
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2,975 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,087 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,168,384 0.41 1,358,73659.59
69 Ceramic products 2,994,417 0.56 4,004,920-25.23
70 Glass and glassware 4,841,496 0.91 2,652,81282.50
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 241,543 0.05 256,393-5.79
72 Iron and steel 23,282,345 4.37 35,866,674-35.09
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,798,995 1.09 7,185,452-19.30
74 Copper and articles thereof 394,605 0.07 499,109-20.94
75 Nickel and articles thereof 126,542 0.02 107,88317.30
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 702,780 0.13 736,910-4.63
78 Lead and articles thereof 12,475 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 145,107 0.03 206,878-29.86
80 Tin and articles thereof 608,678 0.11 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 164,353 0.03 718,087-77.11
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 896,684 0.17 541,48165.60
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 782,472 0.15 1,069,895-26.86
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 55,273,689 10.37 51,136,7108.09
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 11,286,025 2.12 14,950,615-24.51
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 241,291 0.05 122,40597.13
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 22,186,596 4.16 28,153,586-21.19
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 490,410 0.09 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 5,143,081 0.96 7,454,684-31.01
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 992 0.00 4,627-78.56
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 1,217,667 0.23 1,830,354-33.47
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,024,343 0.19 1,223,541-16.28
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,422,049 0.64 3,103,23610.27
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 36,030 0.01 9,626274.30
SS Classified 0 0.00 27,183-100.00
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia