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

Russia’s Trade with France

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with France totaled $3,823,956,505, up 33.16% ($952,256,850) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to France in the 3rd quarter of 2016 were $1,163,568,501, down 18.17% ($258,298,489) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from France in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $2,660,388,004, up 83.50% ($1,210,555,339) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade deficit with France in the 3rd quarter of 2016 was $1,496,819,503, a 5,252.35% increase ($1,468,853,828) over the 3rd quarter of 2015.

France was Russia’s 10th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 13th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 3.1364% of Russia’s total trade (up from 2.2627% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

France was Russia’s 18th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 16th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 1.6173% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.7879% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

France was Russia’s 4th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 8th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 5.3231% of Russia’s total imports (up from 3.0594% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to France

The major share of Russian exports to France 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) - 82.68% of Russia’s total exports to France (81.55% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.19% of Russia’s total exports to France (4.30% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.06% of Russia’s total exports to France (5.27% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.83% of Russia’s total exports to France (5.11% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.77% of Russia’s total exports to France (1.33% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

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

  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $4,638,565;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $4,626,180;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $4,199,447.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to France 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) - a decrease of $202,532,290;
  • 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 $47,301,878;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $41,970,036;
  • 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 $5,747,557.
Russia’s exports to France in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
01 Live animals 46,368 0.00 26,00078.34
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,217,882 0.10 272,468346.98
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 901,170 0.08 877,9312.65
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 5,340-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 66,370 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 935 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 20,406-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 576,284 0.05 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 661,883 0.06 570,30716.06
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 3,516,299 0.30 156,6642,144.48
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 849,933 0.07 357,390137.82
26 Ores, slag and ash 4,638,565 0.40 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 956,577,377 82.21 1,159,109,667-17.47
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,820,663 0.41 52,122,541-90.75
29 Organic chemicals 8,595,229 0.74 4,495,78295.53
30 Pharmaceutical products 664,334 0.06 35,7731,757.08
31 Fertilizers 10,383,458 0.89 8,798,82718.01
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 50,770 0.00 18,532173.96
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 894,984 0.08 767,75816.57
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 679 0.00 2,814-75.87
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 97,000 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 269,157 0.02 103,433160.22
39 Plastics and articles thereof 927,413 0.08 939,228-1.26
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,238,830 0.54 5,505,94513.31
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,526,183 0.13 434,626251.15
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 155,608 0.01 8,0061,843.64
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 20,025,386 1.72 17,377,86515.24
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 19,607 0.00 781,688-97.49
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 469,985 0.04 174,409169.63
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 76,503 0.01 564,654-86.45
54 Man-made filaments 24,350 0.00 25,472-4.40
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 58,452 0.01 41,44441.04
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 128 0.00 56128.57
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 6 0.00 243-97.53
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 1,062-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 212,548 0.02 172,82522.98
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 541,343 0.05 440,92422.77
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,156,252 0.10 596,16893.95
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,180,422 0.10 1,059,06811.46
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,565 0.00 1,41210.84
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 478 0.00 4594.14
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 15,132 0.00 48,016-68.49
69 Ceramic products 27,655 0.00 6,712312.02
70 Glass and glassware 1,894,440 0.16 1,473,02228.61
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 958,320 0.08 177,078441.19
72 Iron and steel 19,454,719 1.67 20,790,701-6.43
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,790,809 0.33 3,159,53219.98
74 Copper and articles thereof 5,956 0.00 26,470-77.50
75 Nickel and articles thereof 450,641 0.04 42,420,677-98.94
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,917,566 0.16 1,636,96017.14
78 Lead and articles thereof 32,662 0.00 25512,708.63
80 Tin and articles thereof 100 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 9,897,681 0.85 6,754,98646.52
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 20,095 0.00 22,852-12.06
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 14,170 0.00 67,080-78.88
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 44,107,896 3.79 44,787,721-1.52
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 2,859,947 0.25 8,607,504-66.77
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 11,609 0.00 252,166-95.40
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,720,207 0.15 1,014,41069.59
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 731,719 0.06 87,825733.16
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 10,973,320 0.94 6,347,14072.89
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 335,317 0.03 61,027449.46
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 887,509 0.08 916,626-3.18
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 902,415 0.08 17,7894,972.88
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 420 0.00 7,773-94.60
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,291,999 0.20 5,63140,603.23
SS Classified 32,821,798 2.82 27,410,05019.74

Russia’s Imports from France

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 26.25% of Russia’s total imports from France (41.37% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 23.65% of Russia’s total imports from France (34.29% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 5.52% of Russia’s total imports from France (11.18% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.05% of Russia’s total imports from France (4.45% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.83% of Russia’s total imports from France (1.63% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $73,567,145;
  • 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 $72,118,655;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $30,731,781;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $24,330,077;
  • 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 $15,491,447;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $9,689,495;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $8,140,094.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $13,311,938;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $8,280,160.
Russia’s imports from France in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
01 Live animals 839,542 0.03 3,808,767-77.96
02 Meat and edible meat offal 634,129 0.02 359,30176.49
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,371,366 0.16 3,166,94138.03
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 114,543 0.00 29,830283.99
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 70,338 0.00 89,972-21.82
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 174,648 0.01 41,044325.51
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,293 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 702,693 0.03 978,359-28.18
10 Cereals 1,088,862 0.04 260,466318.04
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,136,978 0.04 1,357,518-16.25
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,212,284 0.12 2,139,86050.12
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,752,217 0.18 3,764,54426.24
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 23,348 0.00 21,9516.36
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 715,758 0.03 483,56048.02
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 222,679 0.01 388,763-42.72
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,716,168 0.18 4,905,074-3.85
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,700,581 0.21 6,452,141-11.65
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,343,069 0.13 3,942,183-15.20
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,430,720 0.20 3,710,42346.36
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,883,348 0.45 13,551,165-12.31
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 68,546,883 2.58 76,827,043-10.78
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 26,889,382 1.01 32,239,083-16.59
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,243,765 0.08 3,563,549-37.04
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,324,835 0.12 4,426,559-23.15
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 7,388,491 0.28 3,381,849118.47
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 23,460,630 0.88 7,969,183194.39
29 Organic chemicals 56,949,278 2.14 56,937,8690.02
30 Pharmaceutical products 221,876,539 8.34 148,309,39449.60
31 Fertilizers 141,101 0.01 110,50927.68
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 12,813,759 0.48 10,901,06817.55
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 195,592,144 7.35 195,240,2070.18
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 20,486,019 0.77 19,064,5757.46
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 18,489,380 0.69 16,364,11112.99
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 498,709 0.02 1,212,424-58.87
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 578,946 0.02 338,34171.11
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 60,069,966 2.26 50,380,47119.23
39 Plastics and articles thereof 63,589,744 2.39 71,475,752-11.03
40 Rubber and articles thereof 23,886,352 0.90 21,515,52811.02
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1,149 0.00 63780.38
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 7,872,350 0.30 6,625,76518.81
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2,107,263 0.08 1,114 49489.08
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,896,289 0.07 4,750,397-60.08
45 Cork and articles of cork 204,392 0.01 65,735210.93
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 7,356 0.00 816801.47
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 12,560 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 17,287,047 0.65 13,514,64227.91
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,715,040 0.10 5,301,686-48.79
50 Silk 5,554 0.00 0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 150 0.00 1,886-92.05
52 Cotton 235,293 0.01 215,8229.02
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 1,922 0.00 606217.16
54 Man-made filaments 279,900 0.01 231,21021.06
55 Man-made staple fibers 367,880 0.01 234,61756.80
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,378,491 0.05 746,14084.75
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 812,177 0.03 1,080,409-24.83
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 164,427 0.01 193,825-15.17
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 450,071 0.02 393,17514.47
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 175,543 0.01 65,424168.32
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 772,425 0.03 769,8580.33
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5,324,909 0.20 3,812,80539.66
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 630,324 0.02 490,29028.56
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,830,138 0.07 1,639,57711.62
65 Headgear and parts thereof 118,288 0.00 174,112-32.06
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 75,786 0.00 15,871377.51
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 22,748 0.00 5,297329.45
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,694,004 0.10 2,069,85230.15
69 Ceramic products 2,658,930 0.10 3,101,948-14.28
70 Glass and glassware 14,897,637 0.56 14,583,4782.15
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,439,159 0.17 3,801,26416.78
72 Iron and steel 11,469,501 0.43 24,781,439-53.72
73 Articles of iron or steel 22,807,700 0.86 21,257,2167.29
74 Copper and articles thereof 2,098,969 0.08 3,848,647-45.46
75 Nickel and articles thereof 785,024 0.03 385,264103.76
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,700,006 0.25 5,583,16820.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 477 0.00 13,199-96.39
79 Zinc and articles thereof 77,698 0.00 67,94414.36
80 Tin and articles thereof 50,436 0.00 1,1514,281.93
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,676,863 0.10 2,677,932-0.04
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,170,955 0.12 2,902,4819.25
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4,688,923 0.18 3,050,55453.71
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 269,002,402 10.11 238,270,62112.90
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 236,918,276 8.91 164,799,62143.76
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 169,502 0.01 3,154 498-94.63
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 71,351,592 2.68 47,021,51551.74
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 315,787 0.01 629,188-49.81
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 51,454,465 1.93 43,314,47118.79
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 577,632 0.02 247,531133.36
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 67,215 0.00 91,387-26.45
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 6,632,481 0.25 6,335,1954.69
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 504,447 0.02 1,376,615-63.36
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,615,285 0.17 4,287,3737.65
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 17,507 0.00 26,754-34.56
SS Classified 1,038,835,172 39.05 41,097,9862,427.70

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