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Russian trade with Argentina in the 3rd 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 Argentina in the third quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Argentina

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Argentina was $229,055,123, down 24.40% ($73,925,163) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $60,426,909, up 117.48% ($32,641,720) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 3rd quarter of 2016 were $168,628,214, down 38.72% ($106,566,883) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade deficit with Argentina in the 3rd quarter of 2016 was $108,201,305, a 56.27% decrease ($139,208,603) over the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Argentina was Russia’s 64th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 52nd in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1879% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2387% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Argentina was Russia’s 77th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 97th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0840% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0349% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Argentina was Russia’s 42nd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 33rd in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.3374% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.5807% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Argentina

The major share of Russian exports to Argentina in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 76.63% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (18.48% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes codes 28-40) - 17.35% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (48.60% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.95% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (12.65% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 1.91% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (12.76% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.94% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (7.50% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd 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) - an increase of $42,942,267;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3,979,924.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $7,277,655;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,835,727;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $1,773,606;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $1,543,200;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $1,511,885;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $660,639;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $181,817.
Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 81,122 0.13 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 26,845 0.04 1,5121,675.46
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 9 0.00 1,773,615-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 46,302,593 76.63 3,360,3261,277.92
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 325,088 0.54 222,45046.14
29 Organic chemicals 27,841 0.05 0
31 Fertilizers 5,654,806 9.36 12,932,461-56.27
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 30 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 924 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 29,787 0.05 23,29227.89
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,305,159 7.12 325,2351,223.71
40 Rubber and articles thereof 141,548 0.23 1,27710,984.42
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,756 0.01 6,735-44.23
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 565,938 0.94 2,077,823-72.76
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 700 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 11-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 8-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 560 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 90 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 84 0.00 0
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 510-100.00
72 Iron and steel 929,639 1.54 2,765,366-66.38
73 Articles of iron or steel 101,754 0.17 50,333102.16
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,896 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 68,323 0.11 728,962-90.63
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 31-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 49,418 0.08 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,928 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 70 0.00 104-32.69
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,209,386 2.00 1,391,203-13.07
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 276,611 0.46 367,691-24.77
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 1,543,200-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 298,793 0.49 213,04440.25
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 20,211 0.03 0

Russia’s Imports from Argentina

The major share of Russian imports from Argentina in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 92.79% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (89.52% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes codes 28-40) - 4.06% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (7.20% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.99% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (2.44% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $10,494,824;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $5,063,388;
  • 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 $2,762,023;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $2,484,104;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1,205,688;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $914,002;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $665,878.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $71,309,113;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $18,390,610;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $16,823,656;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $10,298,194;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $4,668,021;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $2,740,711;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $1,447,306;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $1,399,670;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,370,591;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1,132,461.
Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 30,607,653 18.15 48,998,263-37.53
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 10,155,518 6.02 7,671,41432.38
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 23,270,334 13.80 12,775,51082.15
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 498,410 0.30 952,185-47.66
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 588,269 0.35 1,720,730-65.81
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 50,636,514 30.03 60,934,708-16.90
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 514,888 0.31 690,508-25.43
10 Cereals 154,089 0.09 4,2993,484.30
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 14,520 0.01 12,54015.79
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 22,060,516 13.08 26,728,537-17.46
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 257,979 0.15 1,657,649-84.44
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 9,967-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 47,928 0.03 77,703-38.32
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 40,011 0.02 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 546,187 0.32 1,993,493-72.60
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 33,108 0.02 36,416-9.08
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,984,211 2.36 2,778,52343.39
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6,115,797 3.63 77,424,910-92.10
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 6,947,514 4.12 1,884,126268.74
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 43,496-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,764,301 1.64 2,278121,247.72
29 Organic chemicals 697,805 0.41 534,91930.45
30 Pharmaceutical products 570,152 0.34 17,393,808-96.72
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 204,780 0.12 117,09874.88
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 62,832 0.04 79,508-20.97
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 0 0.00 23,547-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,512,758 0.90 1,392,0288.67
39 Plastics and articles thereof 862,318 0.51 196,440338.97
40 Rubber and articles thereof 179,108 0.11 77,365131.51
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 136,394 0.08 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 18 0.00 60-70.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3,537 0.00 304,196-98.84
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 14,898 0.01 0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 2,192-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 186,570-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 10 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 678 0.00 68897.06
70 Glass and glassware 5,183 0.00 6,739-23.09
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 1,370,591-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 91,133 0.05 369,834-75.36
74 Copper and articles thereof 9 0.00 82-89.02
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 70 0.00 155-54.84
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9,814 0.01 7,49230.99
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4,030 0.00 2,58356.02
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,846,472 2.28 2,932,47031.17
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 32,232 0.02 39,718-18.85
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 0 0.00 13,621-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 929,823 0.55 3,670,534-74.67
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 225,894 0.13 67,162236.34
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 513 0.00 533-3.75
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 413-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 8,116-100.00

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