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

Russia’s Trade with Iraq

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Iraq was $121,862,803, down 57.13% ($162,396,326) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Iraq in the 3rd quarter of 2016 were $121,862,803, down 57.13% ($162,396,326) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Iraq in the 3rd quarter of 2016 were $0, unchanged from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Iraq in the 3rd quarter of 2016 was $121,862,803, a 57.13% decrease ($162,396,326) over the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Iraq was Russia’s 75th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 56th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1000% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2240% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Iraq was Russia’s 66th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 42nd in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1694% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.3574% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

There were no Russia’s imports from Iraq both in the 3rd quarter of 2016 and in the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s Exports to Iraq

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.64% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (3.21% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 7.19% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (1.84% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.20% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (0.83% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.51% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (0.91% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.90% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (20.49% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Iraq 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) - an increase of $5,317,976;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $3,110,049;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $2,347,951;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $419,387.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Iraq in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd 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) - a decrease of $19,559,465;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $19,298,534;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $18,217,747;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $1,414,428;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $733,765;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $642,870;
  • 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 $542,156;
  • 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 $430,382.
Russia’s exports to Iraq in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 57,420-100.00
10 Cereals 129,385 0.11 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 6,000 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 27,379 0.02 3,078789.51
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 315,541 0.26 53,153493.65
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 118,121 0.10 138,619-14.79
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 121,774 0.10 51,484136.53
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,396,436 3.61 2,048,485114.62
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,841,775 1.51 2,575,540-28.49
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 9,878-100.00
31 Fertilizers 69,339 0.06 48,83242.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 218 0.00 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 44,396 0.04 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 28,579 0.02 458,961-93.77
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 143 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 15,082 0.01 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 54,612 0.04 9,763459.38
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,470 0.00 647,340-99.31
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 180 0.00 10,800-98.33
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8,339,324 6.84 5,229,27559.47
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 420,252 0.34 86548,484.05
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 422 0.00 104,120.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 20,913 0.02 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 1,687-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 8,104 0.01 15,891-49.00
72 Iron and steel 12,946,678 10.62 7,628,70269.71
73 Articles of iron or steel 18,838 0.02 1,433,266-98.69
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3,901 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 305-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 70,819-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 283 0.00 2,478-88.58
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 221,467 0.18 18,439,214-98.80
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 788,048 0.65 20,347,513-96.13
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 28,803 0.02 106,326-72.91
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 52,879 0.04 19,351,413-99.73
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 456-100.00
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 9,289 0.01 551,445-98.32
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 57 0.00 9,100-99.37
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 12,115 0.01 2450,379.17
SS Classified 91,818,000 75.35 204,956,987-55.20

Russia’s Imports from Iraq

There were no Russia’s imports from Iraq in the 3rd quarter of 2016 as well as in the 3rd quarter of 2015.

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