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

Russia’s Trade with Iran

In the 2nd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Iran totaled $351,873,347, up 41.30% ($102,853,116) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Iran in the 2nd quarter of 2016 totaled $290,540,255, up 53.78% ($101,611,991) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Iran in the 2nd quarter of 2016 totaled $61,333,092, up 2.07% ($1,241,125) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Iran in the 2nd quarter of 2016 was $229,207,163, a 77.91% increase ($100,370,866) over the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Iran was Russia’s 48th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 59th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.3233% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.1827% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Iran was Russia’s 39th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 56th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.4372% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2064% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Iran was Russia’s 61st largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (down from 60th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1447% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1342% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Iran

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 47.32% of Russia’s total exports to Iran (10.85% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 28.52% of Russia’s total exports to Iran (55.19% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 12.27% of Russia’s total exports to Iran (25.03% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.89% of Russia’s total exports to Iran (4.12% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.54% of Russia’s total exports to Iran (3.04% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.19% of Russia’s total exports to Iran (1.43% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Iran in the 2nd quarter of 2016 over the 2nd 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 $84,511,121;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $30,430,986;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $17,098,648;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $2,505,883;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2,179,185;
  • 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 $1,464,570;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $1,392,802;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $1,007,120.

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $22,386,806;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $9,677,483;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $2,219,200;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $2,155,461;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $1,645,904;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,307,668;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - a decrease of $1,084,197.
Russia’s exports to Iran in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 84,854-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 74,250 0.03 0
10 Cereals 64,795,652 22.30 87,182,458-25.68
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,048,812 0.36 41,6922,415.62
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 15,515,451 5.34 14,702,1765.53
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 25,000-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,413,586 0.49 20,7846,701.32
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 2,219,200-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 551,415 0.19 2,706,876-79.63
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,791,260 0.96 3,362,013-16.98
29 Organic chemicals 2,842,140 0.98 336,257745.23
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 604,984 0.21 37,3111,521.46
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 35,878 0.01 85,219-57.90
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 8,925 0.00 2,346280.43
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 124 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 72,001 0.02 141,943-49.27
39 Plastics and articles thereof 984,743 0.34 1,556,727-36.74
40 Rubber and articles thereof 54,075 0.02 212,503-74.55
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 27,361,041 9.42 37,038,524-26.13
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 6 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,768,393 0.61 2,852,590-38.01
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,384,743 1.51 5,692,411-22.97
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,142,949 0.74 1,704,18025.75
54 Man-made filaments 433,753 0.15 203,777112.86
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 281,443 0.10 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3,161 0.00 3,0394.01
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 650 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 124 0.00 14 497-99.14
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 1,457-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,338 0.00 31,235-92.51
70 Glass and glassware 12,269 0.00 74,074-83.44
72 Iron and steel 24,585,232 8.46 7,486,584228.39
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,022,113 0.35 211,237383.87
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,595 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 225,741 0.08 9,5932,253.18
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,339 0.00 9,288-85.58
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 61,063-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 5,433,994 1.87 5,376,7231.07
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 96,137,383 33.09 11,626,262726.90
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 1,469,502 0.51 4,93229,695.26
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 30,934,863 10.65 503,8776,039.37
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 169,270 0.06 1,815,174-90.67
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,348,983 1.15 1,169,798186.29
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 587 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 6 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 24,992 0.01 6,962258.98
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 328 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 161 0.00 19,167-99.16
SS Classified 0 0.00 294 461-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Iran

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 72.46% of Russia’s total imports from Iran (77.22% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 21.70% of Russia’s total imports from Iran (6.26% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.01% of Russia’s total imports from Iran (2.68% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.65% of Russia’s total imports from Iran (0.59% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.14% of Russia’s total imports from Iran (11.80% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Iran 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 $8,892,037;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $2,003,951;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,474,264;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $1,043,951;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $564,135;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $543,573;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $424,956;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $346,976;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $342,115;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $246,654.

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

  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $5,781,958;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $5,337,941;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $1,034,819;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $905,705;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $615,730;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $411,758;
  • 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 $261,689.
Russia’s imports from Iran in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 342,115 0.56 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 177,958 0.29 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 18,036,030 29.41 23,373,971-22.84
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 20,484,101 33.40 18,480,15010.84
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 128,382 0.21 1,034,087-87.58
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 44,188 0.07 3,6781,101.41
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 39,225 0.06 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 92,986 0.15 83,79810.96
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 40 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 654 0.00 23,413-97.21
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 7,135 0.01 2,077243.52
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 100,488 0.16 273,670-63.28
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,112,353 6.70 3,068,40234.02
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 564,135 0.92 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,358 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 308,908 0.50 62,254396.21
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 267,566 0.44 6,049,524-95.58
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 1,034,819-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 431,586 0.70 6,6306,409.59
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 261,689-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 808,530 1.32 1,220,288-33.74
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,892,037 14.50 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,320 0.01 55,452-94.01
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 588 0.00 36,200-98.38
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 194 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 862 0.00 49,233-98.25
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,606,634 5.88 2,132,37069.14
40 Rubber and articles thereof 104 0.00 6,123-98.30
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 920 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 465 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,220 0.01 564,300.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10,977 0.02 1746,208.62
54 Man-made filaments 37,623 0.06 8,997318.17
55 Man-made staple fibers 57,009 0.09 29,42593.74
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 36,140 0.06 45,711-20.94
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 677,478 1.10 133,905405.94
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4,062 0.01 2,51361.64
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 160 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,350 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 196,378 0.32 133,03547.61
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 72,324 0.12 162,254-55.43
69 Ceramic products 90,723 0.15 167,005-45.68
70 Glass and glassware 316,384 0.52 382,330-17.25
73 Articles of iron or steel 43,382 0.07 73,811-41.23
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 11,031 0.02 6,21877.40
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 18,138 0.03 16113,262.50
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6,912 0.01 6,946-0.49
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 693,487 1.13 346,511100.13
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 7,070 0.01 85,759-91.76
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 246,199 0.40 355,754-30.80
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 169,270 0.28 785,000-78.44
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 116,926 0.19 36,116223.75
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,733 0.01 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 37,662 0.06 65,869-42.82
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 21,592 0.04 6,785218.23
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia