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

Russia’s Trade with Israel

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Israel totaled $584,557,772, up 17.21% ($85,837,226) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Israel in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $433,623,749, up 38.95% ($121,562,418) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Israel in the 3rd quarter of 2016 were $150,934,023, down 19.14% ($35,725,192) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Israel in the 3rd quarter of 2016 was $282,689,726, a 125.43% increase ($157,287,610) over the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Israel was Russia’s 41st largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 39th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.4794% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.3930% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Israel was Russia’s 38th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 39th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.6027% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.3924% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Israel was Russia’s 45th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 41st in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.3020% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.3939% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Israel

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 36.78% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (30.20% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 35.06% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (42.65% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.75% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (13.91% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.13% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (4.91% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.77% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (3.26% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.39% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (3.69% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Israel in the 3rd quarter of 2016 over the 3rd 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 $65,234,859;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $17,402,451;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $16,094,647;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $9,237,059;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $7,035,191;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $2,850,700;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2,140,931;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1,690,691.

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

  • No such product groups.
Russia’s exports to Israel 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
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 66,387 0.02 38,10274.23
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 33,699 0.01 49,483-31.90
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 134,562 0.03 106,52126.32
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 14,036 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 83,208 0.02 63,72730.57
10 Cereals 47,307,707 10.91 38,070,64824.26
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 443,139 0.10 217,073104.14
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,407 0.00 666111.26
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 1,630-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,141,590 0.26 2,038,239-43.99
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 15,417 0.00 22,687-32.04
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 192,438 0.04 158,09721.72
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 642,781 0.15 408,69557.28
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 536,542 0.12 487,9139.97
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 702,197 0.16 535,24131.19
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,085,525 0.48 394,834428.20
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,867,606 0.43 749,713149.11
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 762 0.00 10,200-92.53
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 46,000-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,890,460 0.67 39,7607,169.77
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 149,143,009 34.39 133,048,36212.10
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 756,145 0.17 779,076-2.94
29 Organic chemicals 781,851 0.18 68,0741,048.53
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,618 0.00 6,489-75.07
31 Fertilizers 4,234,983 0.98 5,195,134-18.48
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,578 0.00 1,96331.33
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 92,827 0.02 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 97,483 0.02 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 6,041 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,105,694 0.72 3,147,639-1.33
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,280,698 0.30 2,255,516-43.22
40 Rubber and articles thereof 17,108 0.00 60,700-71.82
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 7,548-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 19 0.00 203-90.64
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,027,140 1.62 4,886,20943.82
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 5 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,004,150 0.23 1,519,005-33.89
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,602,213 0.83 3,337,5797.93
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 386,704 0.09 429,796-10.03
52 Cotton 490 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 139 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 18,385 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 5,905 0.00 13,684-56.85
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9,628 0.00 5871,540.20
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,246 0.00 5,873-27.70
65 Headgear and parts thereof 38 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 54 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 813,777 0.19 42,2181,827.56
69 Ceramic products 64,325 0.01 15,519314.49
70 Glass and glassware 48,428 0.01 64,029-24.37
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 159,486,568 36.78 94,251,70969.21
72 Iron and steel 14,032,109 3.24 6,996,918100.55
73 Articles of iron or steel 32,756 0.01 65,627-50.09
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 96,909-100.00
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 39,446-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 18,678,584 4.31 1,276,1331,363.69
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 152,124-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6,782,447 1.56 6,679,1621.55
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 52,195 0.01 2,6731,852.67
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 10,124 0.00 6,30860.49
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 520,807 0.12 662,180-21.35
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 788,680 0.18 1,566,016-49.64
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 109 0.00 2,325-95.31
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 429,447 0.10 650,838-34.02
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 274 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 43-100.00
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 146,122 0.03 114,63327.47
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 86,664 0.02 137,078-36.78
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 67,636 0.02 1,006,797-93.28
SS Classified 1,844,083 0.43 29,9806,051.04

Russia’s Imports from Israel

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 37.07% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (30.58% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 23.38% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (35.42% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 15.94% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (15.01% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.22% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (4.62% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.39% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (2.78% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.57% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (0.62% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

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

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3,308,301;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $1,204,803;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1,105,314;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $946,863;
  • 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 $923,696;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $813,306;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $622,828;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $456,671.

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $29,245,647;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $5,352,899;
  • 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 $5,041,546;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $2,061,818;
  • 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 $1,612,508;
  • 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 $973,280;
  • 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 $859,656;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $576,259.
Russia’s imports from Israel in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
01 Live animals 306,575 0.20 311,762-1.66
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 159,712 0.11 3,8374,062.42
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 6,582,245 4.36 6,125,5747.46
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5,248,038 3.48 10,600,937-50.49
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 3,358,097 2.22 2,411,23439.27
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 138,750 0.09 92,48750.02
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,119,866 0.74 694,21261.31
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 247,850 0.16 477,768-48.12
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 27 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 18,054 0.01 6,276187.67
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 592,460 0.39 691,504-14.32
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 9,133 0.01 61,877-85.24
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 169,415 0.11 529,113-67.98
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,792,208 3.18 5,082,546-5.71
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,216,727 0.81 843,46244.25
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 79,822 0.05 78,6201.53
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 27,200 0.02 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,098,472 1.39 893,669134.82
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 275,772 0.18 272,3771.25
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 988,434 0.65 1,848,090-46.52
29 Organic chemicals 2,507,322 1.66 4,569,140-45.12
30 Pharmaceutical products 7,287,450 4.83 36,533,097-80.05
31 Fertilizers 23,048 0.02 6103,678.36
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,014,454 2.66 3,734,7977.49
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,848,783 3.88 4,743,46923.30
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 1,231,215 0.82 2,204 495-44.15
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 147,963 0.10 36,924300.72
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 57 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 83,630 0.06 30,345175.60
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,960,066 1.96 2,337,23826.65
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,598,125 6.36 9,499,4551.04
40 Rubber and articles thereof 601,585 0.40 572,3095.12
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 86,842 0.06 53,24763.09
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,863 0.00 32,323-84.95
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 222,461 0.15 195,12914.01
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 918,258 0.61 717,76027.93
52 Cotton 384,965 0.26 538,633-28.53
54 Man-made filaments 130,877 0.09 151,599-13.67
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 30,479-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 3,222,593 2.14 3,463,177-6.95
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 114,062 0.08 32,130255.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 35-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 653,110 0.43 579,44712.71
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 899 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 54,273 0.04 91,579-40.74
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 74,360 0.05 10,907581.76
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 458,956 0.30 273,36267.89
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 20,466 0.01 20,4280.19
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 234-100.00
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 13-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 378,949 0.25 282,23534.27
69 Ceramic products 328,291 0.22 1,13928,722.74
70 Glass and glassware 100,861 0.07 20,654388.34
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,136,758 0.75 213,062433.53
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 2,021-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 819,089 0.54 949,510-13.74
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,476 0.00 13,158-73.58
75 Nickel and articles thereof 25,913 0.02 119,663-78.35
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 206,355 0.14 435,513-52.62
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 16,161 0.01 2,280608.82
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,397,653 4.24 6,973,912-8.26
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 406,507 0.27 135,497200.01
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 11,667,328 7.73 12,084,150-3.45
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 26,864,777 17.80 31,906,323-15.80
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 1,559,202 1.03 1,346,49915.80
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,280,715 0.85 467,409174.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 14,583,543 9.66 11,275,24229.34
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5,811 0.00 5,16312.55
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 696,919 0.46 2,309,427-69.82
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 115,808 0.08 138,856-16.60
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10,229 0.01 4,180144.71
SS Classified 16,250,138 10.77 16,495,616-1.49

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