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Russian trade with Argentina in the 4th 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 Argentina in the fourth quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Argentina

In the 4th quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Argentina was $194,563,747, down 14.79% ($33,760,160) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 4th quarter of 2016 were $37,974,242, down 19.76% ($9,350,532) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 4th quarter of 2016 were $156,589,505, down 13.49% ($24,409,628) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade deficit with Argentina in the 4th quarter of 2016 was $118,615,263, a 11.27% decrease ($15,059,096) over the 4th quarter of 2015.

Argentina was Russia’s 67th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 64th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1428% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1746% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Argentina was Russia’s 89th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 82nd in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.0453% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0574% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Argentina was Russia’s 47th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 39th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.2987% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.3745% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Argentina

The major share of Russian exports to Argentina in the 4th quarter of 2016 (and in the 4th quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 85.35% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (17.91% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.57% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (3.99% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.29% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (28.98% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.06% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (46.67% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.26% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (2.16% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $25,938,780;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $666,388;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $300,285;
  • 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 $201,728;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $168,047;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $135,866.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th 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 $18,815,507;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $11,407,700;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $2,270,946;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $2,109,974;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,843,269;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $259,109;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $226,526.
Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 168,047 0.44 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 10,512 0.03 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 12 0.00 2,109,986-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,162,390 3.06 19,977,897-94.18
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 131,237 0.35 149,975-12.49
29 Organic chemicals 102,971 0.27 0
31 Fertilizers 30,239,273 79.63 4,300,493603.16
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 32,573 0.09 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 101,250 0.27 87,68115.48
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,651,947 4.35 3,922,893-57.89
40 Rubber and articles thereof 150,315 0.40 14,449940.31
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 61,437 0.16 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 795,403 2.09 1,021,929-22.17
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,951 0.01 1441,254.86
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 162 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 1,346,109 3.54 1,314,9262.37
73 Articles of iron or steel 86,889 0.23 10,198752.02
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 289,562 0.76 548,671-47.22
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 537-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 3,847-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 11,468 0.03 6351,705.98
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 9,031-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 408,814 1.08 2,252,083-81.85
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 215,949 0.57 14,2211,418.52
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 668,448 1.76 2,06032,348.93
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 11,407,700-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 337,523 0.89 37,238806.39
SS Classified 0 0.00 138 180-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Argentina

The major share of Russian imports from Argentina in the 4th quarter of 2016 (and in the 4th quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 91.84% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (91.33% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.33% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (5.01% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.08% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (3.55% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $13,420,247;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $10,111,701;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $6,528,869;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $2,518,023;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $2,257,225;
  • 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 $2,099,521;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $1,544,094;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $989,460;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $816,401.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $53,620,249;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $3,722,474;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $2,465,844;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $2,146,476;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $850,984;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $733,991.
Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
01 Live animals 2,148 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 35,106,275 22.42 37,572,119-6.56
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 6,795,156 4.34 4,537,93149.74
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 31,578,451 20.17 18,158,20473.91
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 828,928 0.53 1,043,795-20.59
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,685,899 1.08 869,49893.89
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 12,762,747 8.15 6,233,878104.73
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 195,020 0.12 372,033-47.58
10 Cereals 67,528 0.04 154,090-56.18
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 14,520 0.01 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 39,661,216 25.33 29,549,51534.22
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,277,442 0.82 1,192,5007.12
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 101,588-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 65,244 0.04 48,21735.31
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 967,889 0.62 3,114,365-68.92
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 33,289 0.02 34,735-4.16
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,849,197 3.10 2,331,174108.02
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 11,480 0.01 53,631,729-99.98
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7,912,221 5.05 6,368,12724.25
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,114,189 1.35 14,66814,313.61
29 Organic chemicals 945,893 0.60 1,796,877-47.36
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,958,069 3.17 4,765,1614.05
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 160,863 0.10 149,5057.60
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 112,894 0.07 92,08722.59
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 57 0.00 30,584-99.81
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,384,558 0.88 1,806,506-23.36
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 0 0.00 21,096-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 114,803 0.07 216,232-46.91
40 Rubber and articles thereof 126,758 0.08 174,032-27.16
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 41,755-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 47 0.00 18161.11
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 6,079 0.00 2,054195.96
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,880 0.00 3291,383.28
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 21 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 31 0.00 193-83.94
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 531 0.00 2,819-81.16
70 Glass and glassware 5,363 0.00 9,940-46.05
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 21-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,114,230 0.71 124,770793.03
74 Copper and articles thereof 229 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 151-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10,858 0.01 6,33871.32
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 9,151 0.01 4,266114.51
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 820,903 0.52 1,554,894-47.21
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 21,945 0.01 18,13321.02
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 592,989 0.38 4,315,463-86.26
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 253,358 0.16 533,653-52.52
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 7,246 0.00 4901,378.78
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 3,600-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 8,910 0.01 0
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia