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

Russia’s Trade with Serbia

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Serbia was $377,805,253, down 7.63% ($31,220,606) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Serbia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 were $154,608,821, down 8.67% ($14,671,596) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Serbia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 were $223,196,432, down 6.90% ($16,549,010) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade deficit with Serbia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 was $68,587,611, a 2.66% decrease ($1,877,414) over the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Serbia was Russia’s 50th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 44th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.3099% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3223% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Serbia was Russia’s 60th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 57th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.2149% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2129% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Serbia was Russia’s 34th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.4466% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.5059% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Serbia

The major share of Russian exports to Serbia 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) - 38.81% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (48.60% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 21.01% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (5.51% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 18.59% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (23.83% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.44% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (10.75% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.85% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (7.05% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.83% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (2.82% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

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

  • 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 (HS code 86) - an increase of $23,683,170;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3,077,267;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,107,345;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1,269,885;
  • 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 $944,927;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $905,326;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $621,245.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Serbia 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 $22,180,849;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $15,766,631;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $3,393,215;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $3,254,804;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,280,513;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - a decrease of $563,369.
Russia’s exports to Serbia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
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 830,761 0.54 649,87627.83
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 8,348 0.01 274,267-96.96
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 479 0.00 25,104-98.09
10 Cereals 38,386 0.02 10,699258.78
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 26,627 0.02 21,28325.11
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 16,222 0.01 42,001-61.38
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 979,998 0.63 1,393,072-29.65
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 149,437 0.10 117,04427.68
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,355 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 217,419 0.14 44,720386.18
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 85,780 0.06 41,217108.12
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 972,473 0.63 933,3604.19
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 11,009 0.01 18,714-41.17
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 252,326 0.16 438,940-42.51
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 8,550,100 5.53 7,928,8557.84
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 406,464 0.26 124,245227.15
26 Ores, slag and ash 883,038 0.57 1,241,328-28.86
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 58,721,193 37.98 80,902,042-27.42
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 7,179,559 4.64 6,234,63215.16
29 Organic chemicals 493,892 0.32 219,532124.97
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,612 0.00 6,138-24.86
31 Fertilizers 5,744,705 3.72 21,511,336-73.29
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 35,118 0.02 54,722-35.82
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 178,615 0.12 83,487113.94
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 194,934 0.13 84,623130.36
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 977,604 0.63 72,2781,252.56
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 383,067 0.25 252,13451.93
39 Plastics and articles thereof 6,316,890 4.09 4,209,54550.06
40 Rubber and articles thereof 7,231,625 4.68 7,606,872-4.93
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 793-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,745,733 1.13 475,848266.87
45 Cork and articles of cork 23 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,171,058 2.70 4,276,963-2.48
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7,016 0.00 14,755-52.45
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 18,370-100.00
52 Cotton 149,750 0.10 116,41228.64
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 4,884 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 192,024 0.12 132,41545.02
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 448-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 12,830 0.01 576,199-97.77
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 80 0.00 200-60.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 24,260 0.02 34 461-29.60
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 44,916 0.03 32913,552.28
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 13,548 0.01 2358,804.35
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,759 0.00 515824.08
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,510 0.00 4,03611.74
65 Headgear and parts thereof 96 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 130,789 0.08 171,483-23.73
69 Ceramic products 143,187 0.09 31,823349.95
70 Glass and glassware 1,118,471 0.72 1,104,4061.28
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 117-100.00
72 Iron and steel 291,961 0.19 1,572,474-81.43
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,061,115 0.69 1,206,332-12.04
74 Copper and articles thereof 11,080,292 7.17 14,435,096-22.71
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 414,252 0.27 513,572-19.34
78 Lead and articles thereof 119,755 0.08 519,601-76.95
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 124 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 27,736 0.02 48,370-42.66
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 56,356 0.04 10,126456.55
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,533,346 4.23 3,456,07989.04
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 1,107,444 0.72 959,39215.43
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 23,798,709 15.39 115,53920,497.99
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 914,187 0.59 4,407,402-78.78
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 13,586 0.01 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 118,142 0.08 493,582-76.06
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 216,946 0.14 38,345465.77
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 4,877 0.00 15,382-68.29
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 208 0.00 62235.48
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 7 0.00 0
SS Classified 189,808 0.12 187,5011.23

Russia’s Imports from Serbia

The major share of Russian imports from Serbia 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) - 35.94% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (38.08% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 16.82% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (15.29% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.65% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (19.39% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.81% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (13.31% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.37% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (8.30% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.13% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (3.66% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $6,184,119;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $3,333,404;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $2,436,185;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $1,742,575;
  • 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) - an increase of $1,678,003;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1,190,765;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $1,165,649;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,144,445;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $929,852;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $857,565;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $840,362;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $807,254;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $707,621.

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

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $14,004,543;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $11,962,696;
  • 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 $1,369,832;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - a decrease of $1,345,973;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $1,210,953;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1,187,032;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $1,185,448;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $934,457;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $911,557;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $833,714.
Russia’s imports from Serbia in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
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 940,418 0.42 14,944,961-93.71
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,631,124 2.97 7,977,097-16.87
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,532,434 1.13 3,719,466-31.91
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 61,985,320 27.77 55,801,20111.08
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 41,853 0.02 19,936109.94
10 Cereals 7,841 0.00 450,229-98.26
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 8,682 0.00 27,174-68.05
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 38,771 0.02 40,027-3.14
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 870,277 0.39 1,383,343-37.09
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 11,346 0.01 44,401-74.39
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 320,493 0.14 124 457157.51
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,634,325 0.73 443,560268.46
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 437,869 0.20 1,372,326-68.09
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 660,325 0.30 984,889-32.95
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,242,415 0.56 1,881,921-33.98
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,831,556 0.82 901,704103.12
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,030,942 0.46 1,178,002-12.48
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 8,200-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 33,043 0.01 52,731-37.34
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,801 0.00 0
29 Organic chemicals 1,144,445 0.51 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 12,085,994 5.41 13,296,947-9.11
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,970,168 0.88 1,162,91469.42
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 31,096 0.01 17,64976.19
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 3,209,004 1.44 1,531,001109.60
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,261 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 132,008 0.06 16,429703.51
39 Plastics and articles thereof 8,405,920 3.77 9,317,477-9.78
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8,305,381 3.72 6,562,80626.55
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 36,173 0.02 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 55,406 0.02 39,70539.54
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 129,555 0.06 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,339,949 1.94 5,173,663-16.11
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 9-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,297,863 2.82 2,964 459112.45
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 803,400 0.36 634,76826.57
54 Man-made filaments 490,668 0.22 359,17436.61
55 Man-made staple fibers 39 0.00 241-83.82
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 472,657 0.21 414,07114.15
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,238,385 1.00 2,893,642-22.64
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,006,529 0.90 840,880138.62
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 26,350,813 11.81 27,536,261-4.31
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,956,566 0.88 1,099,00178.03
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 322,702 0.14 648,754-50.26
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,651,709 1.64 2,811,34729.89
65 Headgear and parts thereof 45,350 0.02 59,685-24.02
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 100 0.00 8912.36
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 241,213 0.11 680,272-64.54
69 Ceramic products 16,039 0.01 1,1571,286.26
70 Glass and glassware 59,889 0.03 95,035-36.98
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 54,277 0.02 60,599-10.43
72 Iron and steel 625,380 0.28 539,27415.97
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,609,804 1.62 4,093,237-11.81
74 Copper and articles thereof 5,676,986 2.54 6,268,798-9.44
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,875,786 3.08 7,202,446-4.54
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 22 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 474,902 0.21 655,658-27.57
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,427,190 0.64 1,130,73626.22
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 21,030,994 9.42 32,993,690-36.26
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 10,101,884 4.53 10,071,5480.30
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 85,787 0.04 32,036167.78
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 474,663 0.21 1,068,712-55.59
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,436,185 1.09 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,035,598 1.36 2,327,97730.40
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 113 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 1,688,994 0.76 3,058,826-44.78
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,789 0.00 6,474-72.37
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 413,616 0.19 680,764-39.24
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 41,706-100.00
SS Classified 121,345 0.05 0

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