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Russian trade with Bosnia and Herzegovina in 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 Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Bosnia and Herzegovina

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Bosnia and Herzegovina was $133,965,829, down 55.73% ($168,678,685) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2016 were $57,901,239, down 74.91% ($172,850,513) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2016 totaled $76,064,590, up 5.80% ($4,171,828) from 2015.

Russia’s trade balance with Bosnia and Herzegovina went from a surplus of $158,858,990 in 2015, to a deficit of $18,163,351 in 2016.

Bosnia and Herzegovina was Russia’s 107th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 88th in 2015), accounting for 0.0286% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.0575% in 2015).

Bosnia and Herzegovina was Russia’s 106th largest export market in 2016 (down from 82nd in 2015), accounting for 0.0203% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0672% in 2015).

Bosnia and Herzegovina was Russia’s 85th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 86th in 2015), accounting for 0.0417% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0394% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina

The major share of Russian exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 61.33% of Russia’s total exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina (89.32% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 15.59% of Russia’s total exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina (4.56% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.33% of Russia’s total exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina (2.82% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.99% of Russia’s total exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina (0.12% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.96% of Russia’s total exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina (0.31% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.03% of Russia’s total exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina (1.19% in 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $878,621;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $500,077;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $472,386;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $381,882;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $370,755;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $228,414;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $203,617.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2016 over 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 $170,596,229;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $2,178,000;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,118,199;
  • Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather (HS code 41) - a decrease of $1,117,733;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $1,099,752;
  • 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 $908,045;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $174,904.
Russia’s exports to Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 15,643-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 748,677 1.29 694,8277.75
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,756 0.00 4,850-63.79
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 381,882 0.66 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 35,509,735 61.33 206,105,964-82.77
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 2,178,000-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 6,494 0.01 4,71137.85
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 194,426 0.34 82,323136.17
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 72,476 0.13 67,4437.46
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 209 0.00 0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 7,084-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 108,809 0.19 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 167,842 0.29 342,746-51.03
40 Rubber and articles thereof 45,406 0.08 53,703-15.45
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 2,343,114 4.05 3,460,847-32.30
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 435,876 0.75 65,121569.33
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 500,077 0.86 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 215,226 0.37 220,254-2.28
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,931 0.00 921,355.56
52 Cotton 23,112 0.04 78,910-70.71
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 157 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 16 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 82,157 0.14 54,74450.07
69 Ceramic products 42,787 0.07 6,590549.27
70 Glass and glassware 26,676 0.05 27,747-3.86
72 Iron and steel 8,130,156 14.04 9,248,355-12.09
73 Articles of iron or steel 157,798 0.27 124,27026.98
74 Copper and articles thereof 472,869 0.82 48397,802.48
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 10,732 0.02 1,110,484-99.03
78 Lead and articles thereof 228,414 0.39 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 6,086 0.01 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 21,981 0.04 33,518-34.42
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,973,643 3.41 2,091,762-5.65
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 2,770,666 4.79 3,678,711-24.68
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,455,042 2.51 576,421152.43
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 361,082 0.62 157,465129.31
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 53,253 0.09 174,019-69.40
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,366 0.00 1,04830.34
SS Classified 1,349,309 2.33 83 7001,512.08

Russia’s Imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina

The major share of Russian imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2016 (and in 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 47.56% of Russia’s total imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina (54.18% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 27.63% of Russia’s total imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina (24.42% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 12.01% of Russia’s total imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina (8.69% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 10.09% of Russia’s total imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina (9.21% in 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $2,688,960;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $2,588,150;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $653,859;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $650,817;
  • 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 $388,032.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2016 over 2015 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $2,928,739;
  • 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 $603,550.
Russia’s imports from Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 761,513 1.00 107,654607.37
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 19,736,585 25.95 17,047,62515.77
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 8,033 0.01 0
10 Cereals 7 0.00 126,963-99.99
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 366,484 0.48 201,38881.98
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 131,904 0.17 65,145102.48
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 4,387-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 10,567 0.01 5,41295.25
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,704,768 2.24 1,485,08714.79
29 Organic chemicals 260,516 0.34 276,431-5.76
30 Pharmaceutical products 34,102,801 44.83 37,031,540-7.91
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 9,970 0.01 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 293 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 94,089 0.12 151,635-37.95
40 Rubber and articles thereof 320 0.00 3,970-91.94
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 94,875 0.12 119,011-20.28
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 399,592 0.53 425,105-6.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 232-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10,228 0.01 5,28393.60
55 Man-made staple fibers 2,674 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 1,307-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 6,568-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,151,865 1.51 940,12222.52
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,656,795 2.18 1,574,6965.21
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 817 0.00 2,268-63.98
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 6,313,705 8.30 3,725,55569.47
65 Headgear and parts thereof 8,971 0.01 3952,171.14
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 697 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,341 0.00 228488.16
69 Ceramic products 15,247 0.02 40,386-62.25
70 Glass and glassware 0 0.00 4-100.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 192-100.00
72 Iron and steel 108,596 0.14 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 52,613 0.07 37,74439.39
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,950 0.01 7,172-17.04
79 Zinc and articles thereof 25,621 0.03 20,80323.16
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 44,003 0.06 61,661-28.64
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 17,206 0.02 21,461-19.83
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,894,251 3.80 2,243,43429.01
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 2,286,330 3.01 1,898,29820.44
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,475,963 3.26 2,468,7980.29
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 16,583 0.02 10,08264.48
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 1,164,106 1.53 1,767,656-34.14
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 28,331 0.04 7,064301.06
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 100,379 0.13 0

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