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

Russia's Trade with Ireland

In the 2nd quarter of 2016, Russia's trade with Ireland totaled $293,994,177, up 20.52% ($50,062,652) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia's exports to Ireland in the 2nd quarter of 2016 were $42,232,800, down 14.84% ($7,358,518) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia's imports from Ireland in the 2nd quarter of 2016 totaled $251,761,377, up 29.55% ($57,421,170) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia's trade deficit with Ireland in the 2nd quarter of 2016 was $209,528,577, a 44.75% increase ($64,779,688) over the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Ireland was Russia's 50th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 61st in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.2701% of Russia's total trade (up from 0.1789% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Ireland was Russia's 82nd largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (down from 81st in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0636% of Russia's total exports (up from 0.0542% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Ireland was Russia's 32nd largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 39th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.5939% of Russia's total imports (up from 0.4339% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Russia's Exports to Ireland

The major share of Russian exports to Ireland 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) - 48.78% of Russia's total exports to Ireland (56.79% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 40.65% of Russia's total exports to Ireland (35.12% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.79% of Russia's total exports to Ireland (2.28% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.93% of Russia's total exports to Ireland (2.15% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.70% of Russia's total exports to Ireland (2.07% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.64% of Russia's total exports to Ireland (0.97% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia's exports to Ireland in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $857,633;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $211,767;
  • 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 $157,912.

The largest declines in Russia's exports to Ireland in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $7,491,129;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $254,373;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $249,325;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $244,676;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $176,092.
Russia's exports to Ireland in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 57,051 0.14 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 36 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 211,767 0.50 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 56,288 0.13 63,646-11.56
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 365,531 0.87 418,261-12.61
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6,407 0.02 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 17,162,798 40.64 17,417,171-1.46
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 583,412 1.38 425,50037.11
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 249,325-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,673 0.02 0
31 Fertilizers 19,995,032 47.34 27,486,161-27.25
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 10,094 0.02 3627,938.89
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,868 0.01 2,395103.26
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 679,127 1.61 923,803-26.49
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 135,796 0.32 143,224-5.19
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,076 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,130 0.01 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 1,169-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 343 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 74,139 0.18 65,28413.56
70 Glass and glassware 247 0.00 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 119,917 0.28 235,131-49.00
72 Iron and steel 717,707 1.70 893,799-19.70
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 120,381-100.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 238-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 9,907-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 86 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 41,196 0.10 44,620-7.67
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 906,231 2.15 870,0544.16
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 170 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,075,889 2.55 218,256392.95
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 287 0.00 0
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 17,317 0.04 2,011761.11
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 946-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 185 0.00 0

Russia's Imports from Ireland

The major share of Russian imports from Ireland 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) - 52.73% of Russia's total imports from Ireland (49.89% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 28.87% of Russia's total imports from Ireland (32.85% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.97% of Russia's total imports from Ireland (13.43% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.37% of Russia's total imports from Ireland (1.23% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $46,178,264;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $13,376,015;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $12,028,262;
  • 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 $3,445,796;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $3,266,264;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $1,212,190.

The largest declines in Russia's imports from Ireland in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd 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 $7,743,115;
  • 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 $5,441,419;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $2,700,087;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $1,755,290;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $1,579,977;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1,529,035;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $1,457,825;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1,095,924.
Russia's imports from Ireland in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
01 Live animals 7,106 0.00 11,310-37.17
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 182,205-100.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 165,690-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 680 0.00 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 167,135 0.07 15,574973.17
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,735,224 0.69 523,034231.76
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,516 0.00 1,145294.41
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 18,499,333 7.35 6,471,071185.88
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,234,332 0.49 1,826,395-32.42
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,527,704 2.20 7,056,739-21.67
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,848,197 5.10 9,581,93334.09
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 155,406 0.06 194,227-19.99
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 24,424 0.01 68,590-64.39
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 87,481 0.03 61,42842.41
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 0 0.00 5,559-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 10,120,593 4.02 15,562,012-34.97
29 Organic chemicals 2,287,525 0.91 2,910,909-21.42
30 Pharmaceutical products 73,030,134 29.01 26,851,870171.97
31 Fertilizers 19,282 0.01 5,995221.63
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,622,663 0.64 1,339,72221.12
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 34,475,516 13.69 36,230,806-4.84
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 203,001 0.08 245,879-17.44
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,346,369 0.93 1,613,34745.43
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 802,602 0.32 989,335-18.87
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 6,071,193 2.41 7,167,117-15.29
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,608,617 0.64 1,177,37636.63
40 Rubber and articles thereof 155,473 0.06 2,855,560-94.56
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 5,929 0.00 6,086-2.58
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 12,333 0.00 25,278-51.21
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 103,929 0.04 78,56132.29
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 821,755 0.33 2,279,580-63.95
54 Man-made filaments 3,548 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 482 0.00 34838.51
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 784 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 62,688 0.02 33,88185.02
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 31 0.00 675-95.41
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 10,856-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 29,542 0.01 12,246141.24
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 103,458 0.04 2,7903,608.17
69 Ceramic products 999 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 36,727 0.01 42,528-13.64
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 217,165 0.09 16,0601,252.21
72 Iron and steel 7,927 0.00 14,776-46.35
73 Articles of iron or steel 193,301 0.08 121,49959.10
74 Copper and articles thereof 51,596 0.02 8,835484.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 78,155 0.03 142,368-45.10
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 58,845 0.02 4,5261,200.15
80 Tin and articles thereof 1,053 0.00 296255.74
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6,096 0.00 31,245-80.49
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 882,068 0.35 133,215562.14
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 437,542 0.17 407,4647.38
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 23,965,819 9.52 31,708,934-24.42
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 6,268,802 2.49 2,823,006122.06
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 9,594 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 219,734 0.09 477,697-54.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 42,214,395 16.77 28,838,38046.38
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 57 0.00 118-51.69
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 125,806 0.05 24,779407.71
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 278,537 0.11 1,858,514-85.01
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,528,174 1.00 2,120,83819.21
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia