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

Russia’s Trade with Israel

In the 2nd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Israel was $520,952,662, down 23.62% ($161,088,466) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Israel in the 2nd quarter of 2016 were $345,897,883, down 22.19% ($98,632,489) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Israel in the 2nd quarter of 2016 were $175,054,779, down 26.30% ($62,455,977) from the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Israel in the 2nd quarter of 2016 was $170,843,104, a 17.47% decrease ($36,176,512) over the 2nd quarter of 2015.

Israel was Russia’s 38th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (down from 37th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.4786% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.5003% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Israel was Russia’s 36th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (up from 37th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.5206% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.4856% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Israel was Russia’s 41st largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2016 (down from 36th in the 2nd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.4130% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.5303% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Israel

The major share of Russian exports to Israel 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) - 58.19% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (40.67% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 21.01% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (43.74% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.63% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (3.34% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 6.91% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (6.47% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.76% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (2.25% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.50% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (2.98% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Israel 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 $20,475,985;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $10,478,761;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1,837,110;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1,166,728.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Israel 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 $116,759,318;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $7,534,559;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $5,001,039;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $4,604,570.
Russia’s exports to Israel in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
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 44,379 0.01 41,9945.68
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 80,521 0.02 80,1980.40
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 2 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 66,207 0.02 54,48621.74
10 Cereals 15,670,135 4.53 23,204,694-32.47
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 389,146 0.11 321,83420.92
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 112 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,723,434 0.79 1,556,70674.95
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 133,172 0.04 149,517-10.93
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 248,782 0.07 277,020-10.19
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 429,657 0.12 422,4111.72
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 674,895 0.20 554,71521.67
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,149,660 0.62 312,550587.78
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,275,107 0.37 1,803,588-29.30
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 13,255 0.00 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,635 0.00 5,005,674-99.91
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 72,651,813 21.00 189,411,131-61.64
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 771,147 0.22 916,634-15.87
29 Organic chemicals 854,266 0.25 50,5061,591.41
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,630 0.00 43,153-84.64
31 Fertilizers 3,274,741 0.95 7,879,311-58.44
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 94,398 0.03 6,3501,386.58
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 6,090 0.00 14,688-58.54
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,756,277 0.80 2,566,7847.38
39 Plastics and articles thereof 851,207 0.25 1,775,101-52.05
40 Rubber and articles thereof 20,899 0.01 14214,617.61
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 329 0.00 20,376-98.39
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,582,929 1.90 5,583,88817.89
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 430,389-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,608,050 0.75 3,544 472-26.42
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 350,987 0.10 422,011-16.83
52 Cotton 297 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 17,007-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 22 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 16,954 0.00 1,4851,041.68
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 15,226 0.00 2,315557.71
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 11,611 0.00 5,180124.15
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 12,435 0.00 7,42567.47
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 802-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 59-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 314,807 0.09 4 4996,897.27
69 Ceramic products 15,153 0.00 27,613-45.12
70 Glass and glassware 39,094 0.01 2,4661,485.32
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 201,284,722 58.19 180,808,73711.32
72 Iron and steel 7,175,776 2.07 6,970,1702.95
73 Articles of iron or steel 677,076 0.20 54,2701,147.61
74 Copper and articles thereof 5,258 0.00 92,886-94.34
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 13,681,400 3.96 3,202,639327.19
78 Lead and articles thereof 95,760 0.03 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,732,283 1.37 4 470,0585.87
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,606 0.00 45,705-94.30
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 12,207 0.00 7,05872.95
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,228,378 0.36 877,31340.02
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 1,108,116 0.32 1,089,9361.67
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 10,639 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 141,916 0.04 0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 717 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 359,426 0.10 342,5944.91
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 590 0.00 11,023-94.65
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 75,003 0.02 15,274391.05
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 30,909 0.01 23,63530.78
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 116,640 0.03 0

Russia’s Imports from Israel

The major share of Russian imports from Israel 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) - 44.29% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (41.04% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 23.91% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (16.70% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 21.81% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (25.99% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.44% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (3.91% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.62% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (2.14% in the 2nd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.03% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (0.64% in the 2nd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Israel 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 $7,047,688;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $3,595,669;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2,824,100;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1,143,891;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $691,458;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $592,733;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $557,607.

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $21,977,889;
  • 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 $21,242,926;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $5,210,982;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3,616,222;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $2,988,779;
  • 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 $2,132,777;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $1,184,540;
  • 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) - a decrease of $1,046,804;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $926,380;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $780,889;
  • 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) - a decrease of $631,655;
  • 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) - a decrease of $597,711.
Russia’s imports from Israel in the 2nd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2016
over Q2 2015
01 Live animals 237,746 0.14 368,907-35.55
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,636 0.00 154,088-98.94
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 6,832,057 3.90 3,236,388111.10
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 52,698,018 30.10 74,675,907-29.43
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 8,839,104 5.05 8,246,3717.19
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 181,155 0.10 128,89740.54
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,166 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,258,537 0.72 903,27539.33
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 478,248 0.27 477,7680.10
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 29,793 0.02 10297,830.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 6,834 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 830,222 0.47 1,021,637-18.74
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 17,269 0.01 9,63179.31
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 477,576 0.27 308,66954.72
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,671,533 2.10 6,660,312-44.87
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,873,990 1.07 1,182,53258.47
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 65,610 0.04 89,649-26.81
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 25,024 0.01 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,607,465 0.92 1,334,71720.43
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 201,161 0.11 185,7018.33
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,087,062 0.62 1,417,081-23.29
29 Organic chemicals 2,673,443 1.53 3,168,277-15.62
30 Pharmaceutical products 15,489,215 8.85 8,441,52783.49
31 Fertilizers 1,080,736 0.62 655,83664.79
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,931,060 2.25 3,998,768-1.69
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,136,075 2.93 3,992,18428.65
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 971,799 0.56 1,603,454-39.39
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 21,125 0.01 12,43569.88
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 189,537 0.11 141,93733.54
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,449,475 1.40 7,660,457-68.02
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,219,679 4.70 8,023,5332.44
40 Rubber and articles thereof 613,909 0.35 546,39312.36
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 25,932 0.01 31,868-18.63
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 386 0.00 38,595-99.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 146,364 0.08 285,858-48.80
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 398,335 0.23 549,789-27.55
52 Cotton 584,073 0.33 365,33959.87
54 Man-made filaments 84,613 0.05 17,009397.46
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3,050,091 1.74 4,234,631-27.97
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 641 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 684,766 0.39 127,159438.51
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 210 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 22,897 0.01 83,537-72.59
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8,984 0.01 923873.35
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 153,981 0.09 244,638-37.06
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 9,374-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 480 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 343,838 0.20 235,11646.24
69 Ceramic products 139 0.00 4,499-96.84
70 Glass and glassware 59,148 0.03 24 474141.68
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 576,053 0.33 1,622,857-64.50
73 Articles of iron or steel 650,817 0.37 1,020,190-36.21
74 Copper and articles thereof 58,171 0.03 20,728180.64
75 Nickel and articles thereof 25,757 0.01 73,826-65.11
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 507,781 0.29 312,16162.67
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,175 0.00 419,438-99.48
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,509,238 3.72 7,290,127-10.71
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 26,810 0.02 146,767-81.73
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 10,451,139 5.97 14,067,361-25.71
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 12,586,393 7.19 33,829,319-62.79
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 541,622 0.31 1,139,333-52.46
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 623,113 0.36 1,549,493-59.79
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 13,977,765 7.98 11,153,66525.32
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,399 0.00 2,2486.72
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 1,257,332 0.72 3,390,109-62.91
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 486,041 0.28 541,478-10.24
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10,036 0.01 47,377-78.82
SS Classified 0 0.00 15,985,229-100.00
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