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

Russia’s Trade with Greece

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Greece was $632,748,482, down 13.56% ($99,268,935) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Greece in the 3rd quarter of 2016 were $577,600,933, down 15.54% ($106,270,366) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Greece in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $55,147,549, up 14.54% ($7,001,431) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Greece in the 3rd quarter of 2016 was $522,453,384, a 17.82% decrease ($113,271,797) over the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Greece was Russia’s 38th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 32nd in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.5190% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.5768% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Greece was Russia’s 31st largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 24th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.8028% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.8599% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Greece was Russia’s 63rd largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1103% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1016% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Greece

The major share of Russian exports to Greece 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) - 59.42% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (90.19% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 38.01% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (5.58% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.29% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (2.02% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

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

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $154,422,340;
  • Zinc and articles thereof (HS code 79) - an increase of $20,762,024;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $3,801,392.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Greece 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 $273,191,829;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $6,285,184.
Russia’s exports to Greece in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 149 0.00 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,669 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 505 0.00 176186.93
10 Cereals 6,678,689 1.16 12,963,873-48.48
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 16,664 0.00 5,140224.20
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 14 0.00 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 7 0.00 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 156,720 0.03 131,98018.75
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 19,771 0.00 502,888-96.07
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 32,830 0.01 10,014227.84
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,879 0.00 2,485176.82
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 64,826 0.01 111,354-41.78
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 81,805 0.01 77,5835.44
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 381,026 0.07 1,08834,920.77
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,794 0.00 363,440-98.41
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 343,232,928 59.42 616,424,757-44.32
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 267,806 0.05 569,198-52.95
29 Organic chemicals 8,759 0.00 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,007 0.00 1079,970.00
31 Fertilizers 617,129 0.11 292211,245.55
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 7,156 0.00 22,165-67.71
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 3,595 0.00 0
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 1,544 0.00 253510.28
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 385-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 69,500 0.01 81,821-15.06
39 Plastics and articles thereof 137,956 0.02 59,552131.66
40 Rubber and articles thereof 661,719 0.11 1,295,825-48.93
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 47,147 0.01 54,093-12.84
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,015,749 0.35 1,600,59325.94
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 412,465 0.07 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,908,947 0.33 2,732,995-30.15
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 45,870 0.01 46,816-2.02
54 Man-made filaments 80,259 0.01 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 69,607-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 13,517 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 987 0.00 5,174-80.92
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 739 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 168,771 0.03 30562,470.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 119-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 88,689 0.02 10,621735.03
69 Ceramic products 510 0.00 120325.00
70 Glass and glassware 38,011 0.01 90,954-58.21
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 498-100.00
72 Iron and steel 2,039,859 0.35 1,455,56540.14
73 Articles of iron or steel 332,161 0.06 48,385586.50
74 Copper and articles thereof 154,423,387 26.74 1,04714,749,029.61
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 37,820,342 6.55 36,250,8574.33
78 Lead and articles thereof 3,801,392 0.66 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 20,762,024 3.59 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 4,269 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 5,511 0.00 3316,600.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 341,019 0.06 413,542-17.54
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 439,853 0.08 711,971-38.22
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 49,173 0.01 1,360,690-96.39
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 60,064-100.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 700,809-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 46,802 0.01 8,093478.30
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 71,229 0.01 23,020209.42
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 24,601 0.00 9222,568.22
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 402-100.00
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 133,160 0.02 0
SS Classified 18,043 0.00 5,600,000-99.68

Russia’s Imports from Greece

The major share of Russian imports from Greece 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) - 31.80% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (34.03% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.08% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (14.36% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 16.79% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (25.99% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.58% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (16.22% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.75% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (3.49% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.32% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (2.09% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.19% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (1.69% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

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

  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - an increase of $4,314,840;
  • 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 $2,635,029;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1,134,772;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $1,131,902;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $713,094;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $683,740;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $683,066;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $426,446;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $360,120;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $201,158;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $185,623;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $172,933.

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

  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $2,589,258;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $1,077,284;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $905,126;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $376,248;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $293,789;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $234,176;
  • 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 $197,305;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $176,643.
Russia’s imports from Greece in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16,889 0.03 9,60875.78
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 39-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 139,503 0.25 81,50671.16
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 938 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,265 0.00 2,381-4.87
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 6,560 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,566,605 2.84 1,518,9113.14
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 9,940 0.02 7,40334.27
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 18,917 0.03 29,305-35.45
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 42,667 0.08 38,63110.45
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 77,031 0.14 147,544-47.79
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,218,027 4.02 4,807,285-53.86
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 75,913 0.14 66,27714.54
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,521,400 2.76 1,335,77713.90
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,564,193 6.46 4 469,319-20.25
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 907,239 1.65 993,035-8.64
26 Ores, slag and ash 360,120 0.65 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 12,805 0.02 11,6489.93
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 92,065 0.17 106,208-13.32
29 Organic chemicals 8,167 0.01 5231,461.57
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,905,445 8.90 4,192,35117.01
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,953,127 5.35 3,329,375-11.30
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,395,189 2.53 1,222,25614.15
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 363,885 0.66 561,190-35.16
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,244,824 5.88 2,110,05253.78
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,540,656 8.23 4,834 445-6.08
40 Rubber and articles thereof 32,719 0.06 25,47128.46
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 24,495 0.04 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 12,493 0.02 1,693637.92
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4,660,363 8.45 345,5231,248.79
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10,457 0.02 72,354-85.55
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1,383 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 414,102 0.75 334,90023.65
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 228,512 0.41 405,155-43.60
52 Cotton 10,087 0.02 2,960240.78
54 Man-made filaments 758,697 1.38 663,55414.34
55 Man-made staple fibers 36,167 0.07 20817,287.98
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 437,710 0.79 11,2643,785.92
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 497 0.00 57,282-99.13
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 79,207 0.14 125,862-37.07
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2 0.00 3,755-99.95
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 182,348 0.33 105,16773.39
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 280,821 0.51 422,373-33.51
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 71,888 0.13 71,6410.34
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 34,365 0.06 6,062466.89
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 175,301 0.32 208,506-15.93
65 Headgear and parts thereof 186 0.00 68173.53
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 401-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,086,250 1.97 402,510169.87
69 Ceramic products 2,777 0.01 3,543-21.62
70 Glass and glassware 1,333 0.00 91945.05
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 142,948 0.26 96,62347.94
72 Iron and steel 72,189 0.13 81,031-10.91
73 Articles of iron or steel 304,504 0.55 318,174-4.30
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,348,951 6.07 2,665,88525.62
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,541,072 4.61 3,618,356-29.77
78 Lead and articles thereof 2,675 0.00 2,06929.29
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,073,136 1.95 1,009,6716.29
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 148,660 0.27 111,74333.04
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 7,180,528 13.02 6,048,62618.71
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 3,092,769 5.61 457,740575.66
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 150,750 0.27 384,926-60.84
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 100,317 0.18 22,079354.35
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 20 0.00 329-93.92
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 72,135 0.13 49,01347.18
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 289,817 0.53 88,659226.89
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 33,390 0.06 42,562-21.55
SS Classified 7,158 0.01 2,392199.25

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