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

Russia’s Trade with Syria

In the 3rd quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Syria totaled $36,895,932, up 21.40% ($6,504,713) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Syria in the 3rd quarter of 2016 totaled $35,587,490, up 25.60% ($7,253,650) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Syria in the 3rd quarter of 2016 were $1,308,442, down 36.40% ($748,937) from the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Syria in the 3rd quarter of 2016 was $34,279,048, a 30.46% increase ($8,002,587) over the 3rd quarter of 2015.

Syria was Russia’s 105th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 111th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0303% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0239% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Syria was Russia’s 92nd largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (up from 95th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0495% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0356% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Syria was Russia’s 124th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2016 (down from 115th in the 3rd quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0026% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0043% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Syria

The major share of Russian exports to Syria 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) - 20.84% of Russia’s total exports to Syria (51.33% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.10% of Russia’s total exports to Syria (12.65% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.57% of Russia’s total exports to Syria (16.46% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes codes 28-40) - 6.56% of Russia’s total exports to Syria (2.19% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.01% of Russia’s total exports to Syria (0.02% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

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

  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1,165,699;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $1,010,009;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $432,876;
  • 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 $398,289;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $360,210;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $315,435;
  • 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 $259,090.

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

  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $4,821,481;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $2,695,993;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - a decrease of $1,639,263;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $556,825;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $298,224;
  • 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 $128,341.
Russia’s exports to Syria in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
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 0 0.00 4,229-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 13-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 11-100.00
10 Cereals 7,393,719 20.78 7,950,544-7.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 1,639,263-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 22,080 0.06 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 48-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 1,951-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 145-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 8-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 2,270-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 15,539-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 6,285-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 101,829-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 4,821,481-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 9-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 245,616 0.69 281,102-12.62
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 463,992 1.30 204,902126.45
29 Organic chemicals 11,289 0.03 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 432,876 1.22 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 4,831 0.01 6,304-23.37
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,353,214 3.80 343,205294.29
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 39-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 57,915 0.16 9,138533.78
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9,124 0.03 58,054-84.28
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,901,096 8.15 1,735,39767.17
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 149,577 0.42 232,067-35.55
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 2,695,993-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 69-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 8-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 177-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 9,867-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 100-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 1,490-100.00
72 Iron and steel 37,068 0.10 7052,854.29
73 Articles of iron or steel 363,566 1.02 3,35610,733.31
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 315,576 0.89 141223,712.77
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 2,855-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,953,746 5.49 2,251,970-13.24
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 1,642,102 4.61 1,243,81332.02
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 0 0.00 1,497-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 85,264-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 412-100.00
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 0 0.00 128,341-100.00
SS Classified 18,230,103 51.23 4 494,584305.60

Russia’s Imports from Syria

The major share of Russian imports from Syria 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) - 97.10% of Russia’s total imports from Syria (94.86% in the 3rd quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.00% of Russia’s total imports from Syria (3.65% in the 3rd quarter of 2015).

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $93,303;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $10,636;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $6,839;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $5,750;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $5,196.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Syria 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) - a decrease of $773,084;
  • Man-made filaments (HS code 54) - a decrease of $74,878;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $10,032;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $9,562;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $7,050.
Russia’s imports from Syria in the 3rd quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2016
over Q3 2015
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 93,303 7.13 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,119,521 85.56 1,892,605-40.85
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 29,495 2.25 39,057-24.48
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 86 0.01 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 10,636 0.81 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,673 0.13 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 5,750 0.44 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 10,032 0.77 20,064-50.00
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 0 0.00 460-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 5,196 0.40 0
40 Rubber and articles thereof 89 0.01 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,839 0.52 0
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 74,878-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 29 0.00 173-83.24
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 129-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 487 0.04 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 19 0.00 7,069-99.73
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 25,287 1.93 22,94410.21

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia