Russian foreign trade
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Russian trade with France 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 France in the fourth quarter of 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with France

In the 4th quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with France totaled $3,755,786,795, up 15.57% ($506,128,932) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to France in the 4th quarter of 2016 were $1,365,197,957, down 7.27% ($107,040,961) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from France in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $2,390,588,838, up 34.50% ($613,169,893) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade deficit with France in the 4th quarter of 2016 was $1,025,390,881, a 236.00% increase ($720,210,854) over the 4th quarter of 2015.

France was Russia’s 12th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2016 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 2.7562% of Russia’s total trade (up from 2.4850% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

France was Russia’s 19th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 15th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 1.6284% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.7860% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

France was Russia’s 5th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 7th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 4.5594% of Russia’s total imports (up from 3.6771% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to France

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 81.00% of Russia’s total exports to France (67.77% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.25% of Russia’s total exports to France (3.19% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.91% of Russia’s total exports to France (2.66% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.30% of Russia’s total exports to France (15.30% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.66% of Russia’s total exports to France (1.44% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to France 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) - an increase of $104,115,547;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $27,981,417;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $21,900,022;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $15,717,892;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $7,339,712;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $5,717,415;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $4,655,939;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $4,174,513.

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

  • 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 $168,646,226;
  • Nickel and articles thereof (HS code 75) - a decrease of $14,094,400;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $6,508,251;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $6,160,875.
Russia’s exports to France in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
01 Live animals 66,924 0.00 52,00028.70
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 2,899,617 0.21 3,209,050-9.64
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 470,831 0.03 287,51163.76
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 58,149-100.00
10 Cereals 985 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 12 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 7,386,962 0.54 47,25015,533.78
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,045 0.00 6,510,296-99.97
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,620 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 232 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 399 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 153 0.00 7,215-97.88
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 51,305 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 95,900 0.01 120,786-20.60
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 839,814 0.06 777,0158.08
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 636,956 0.05 1,482,981-57.05
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 146,705 0.01 792,809-81.50
26 Ores, slag and ash 4,655,939 0.34 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,100,987,409 80.65 996,871,86210.44
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 18,168,670 1.33 186,814,896-90.27
29 Organic chemicals 4,135,604 0.30 10,296,479-59.83
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 36,178-100.00
31 Fertilizers 15,890,355 1.16 19,643,784-19.11
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 77,704 0.01 69,61611.62
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 661,043 0.05 1,377,188-52.00
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 98,432 0.01 9,773907.18
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 50,479 0.00 0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 1,261-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 7,278 0.00 7,328-0.68
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 726,270 0.05 1,327,418-45.29
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,160,689 0.09 256,763352.05
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,034,741 0.30 5,456,171-26.05
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,705,843 0.12 1,278,83733.39
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 369,877 0.03 36,636909.60
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 18,534,672 1.36 19,960,511-7.14
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 189,962 0.01 350,123-45.74
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,988,917 0.29 904,499341.01
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 78,649 0.01 132,638-40.70
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,885 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 10,695-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 8 0.00 7,046-99.89
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 5,229 0.00 529,955.77
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 543,565 0.04 806,181-32.58
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 950,210 0.07 1,000,432-5.02
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,085,203 0.08 1,211,500-10.42
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 987,044 0.07 1,243,545-20.63
65 Headgear and parts thereof 275 0.00 49,515-99.44
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 563-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 63,777 0.00 25,366151.43
69 Ceramic products 18,057 0.00 20,281-10.97
70 Glass and glassware 6,112,468 0.45 395,0531,447.25
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 486,586 0.04 53,212814.43
72 Iron and steel 29,189,148 2.14 13,471,256116.68
73 Articles of iron or steel 23,984,813 1.76 2,084,7911,050.47
74 Copper and articles thereof 359,664 0.03 75,892373.92
75 Nickel and articles thereof 722,970 0.05 14,817,370-95.12
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,233,681 0.16 2,390,633-6.57
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 30,422-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 10,465,983 0.77 6,291,47066.35
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 24,677 0.00 50,815-51.44
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 12,623 0.00 6,118106.33
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 56,123,942 4.11 28,142,52599.43
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 4,320,203 0.32 5,090,143-15.13
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 143,739 0.01 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,409,699 0.10 1,455,514-3.15
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,000 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9,650,144 0.71 12,210,836-20.97
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 41,586 0.00 169,274-75.43
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,446 0.00 446224.22
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 1,167,272 0.09 1,190,420-1.94
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 118,440 0.01 66,21178.88
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 10,888 0.00 2,714301.18
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 17,400 0.00 41,689-58.26
SS Classified 26,821,339 1.96 121 649 915-77.95

Russia’s Imports from France

The major share of Russian imports from France 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) - 34.14% of Russia’s total imports from France (40.74% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 27.75% of Russia’s total imports from France (31.17% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.62% of Russia’s total imports from France (11.21% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.29% of Russia’s total imports from France (3.57% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.00% of Russia’s total imports from France (1.31% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

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

  • 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 $89,005,391;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $59,636,223;
  • 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 $22,388,082;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $14,305,338;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $13,446,418;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $10,929,866;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $9,166,273.

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

  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $11,918,109.
Russia’s imports from France in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
01 Live animals 979,310 0.04 2,068,309-52.65
02 Meat and edible meat offal 939,222 0.04 499,22688.14
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 56,806 0.00 33,15871.32
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 4,107,321 0.17 3,119,97731.65
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 60,564 0.00 192,693-68.57
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 95,198 0.00 121,034-21.35
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 158,329 0.01 99,76358.71
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,290 0.00 171654.39
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 718,594 0.03 1,163,232-38.22
10 Cereals 7,672,754 0.32 9,856,539-22.16
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,292,655 0.05 1,431,512-9.70
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 13,336,096 0.56 11,871,49012.34
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 5,416,462 0.23 5,860,636-7.58
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 10,796 0.00 5,49496.51
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 427,004 0.02 355,87219.99
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 433,796 0.02 462,067-6.12
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,284,703 0.18 4,324,159-0.91
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 8,129,067 0.34 8,698,639-6.55
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,881,813 0.20 3,737,52630.62
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,857,390 0.20 3,903,48424.44
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,912,369 0.41 13,252,611-25.20
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 111,051,674 4.65 101,885,4019.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 24,994,593 1.05 24,550,9441.81
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,169,028 0.09 1,787,38921.35
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4,598,599 0.19 3,660,81325.62
26 Ores, slag and ash 300 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 5,445,959 0.23 2,952,30084.46
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 59,189,057 2.48 36,800,97560.84
29 Organic chemicals 60,454,520 2.53 55,348,7739.22
30 Pharmaceutical products 254,879,466 10.66 195,243,24330.54
31 Fertilizers 29,987 0.00 2,814965.64
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 11,322,972 0.47 11,887,081-4.75
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 193,819,447 8.11 205,737,556-5.79
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 26,984,185 1.13 21,277,92226.82
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 15,853,463 0.66 15,476,5042.44
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,400,311 0.06 591,187136.86
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 593,871 0.02 458,22629.60
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 100,062,284 4.19 89,132,41812.26
39 Plastics and articles thereof 68,844,582 2.88 71,096,819-3.17
40 Rubber and articles thereof 22,686,777 0.95 21,023,8247.91
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 8,131 0.00 39,306-79.31
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 9,497,843 0.40 9,139,0633.93
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2,232,332 0.09 1,293,80372.54
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,542,631 0.11 1,939,00831.13
45 Cork and articles of cork 65,507 0.00 63,2993.49
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 2,747 0.00 1,040164.13
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,672 0.00 1,88894.49
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 15,919,714 0.67 17,124,276-7.03
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 5,313,012 0.22 4,119,77928.96
50 Silk 6,396 0.00 517,632-98.76
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 2,292 0.00 2,651-13.54
52 Cotton 248,755 0.01 257,044-3.22
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 11,259 0.00 1826,086.26
54 Man-made filaments 260,695 0.01 175,20648.79
55 Man-made staple fibers 485,226 0.02 409,81218.40
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,178,041 0.05 731,01761.15
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 902,526 0.04 1,111,315-18.79
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 351,515 0.01 216,39862.44
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 532,309 0.02 399,15533.36
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 242,535 0.01 56,898326.26
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,054,448 0.04 825,35527.76
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4,586,343 0.19 4,413,1293.92
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 673,329 0.03 508,81132.33
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 815,101 0.03 680,49719.78
65 Headgear and parts thereof 163,498 0.01 123,04732.87
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 23,685 0.00 32,221-26.49
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 13,747 0.00 14,262-3.61
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,338,317 0.10 2,929,900-20.19
69 Ceramic products 2,690,009 0.11 2,527,6236.42
70 Glass and glassware 16,273,006 0.68 22,719,221-28.37
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 7,398,035 0.31 4,053,83582.49
72 Iron and steel 11,525,952 0.48 17,619,515-34.58
73 Articles of iron or steel 20,840,128 0.87 25,269,261-17.53
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,541,922 0.06 1,479,8174.20
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,306,768 0.10 1,318,62574.94
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8,082,574 0.34 5,400,27949.67
78 Lead and articles thereof 4 0.00 5,769-99.93
79 Zinc and articles thereof 52,458 0.00 31,09268.72
80 Tin and articles thereof 31,197 0.00 26,44217.98
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,436,253 0.10 5,336,762-54.35
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,890,253 0.16 3,299,23117.91
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,928,004 0.16 3,649,6177.63
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 261,638,895 10.94 266,896,670-1.97
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 262,468,852 10.98 173,463,46151.31
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 554,550 0.02 301,01184.23
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 72,325,276 3.03 58,878,85822.84
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 97,738 0.00 2,367,375-95.87
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 66,377,459 2.78 52,072,12127.47
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 343,578 0.01 448,365-23.37
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 42,220 0.00 60,376-30.07
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 6,999,683 0.29 9,971,030-29.80
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,088,765 0.05 754,43344.32
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,103,112 0.21 5,087,7960.30
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5,080 0.00 600,182-99.15
SS Classified 550,918,847 23.05 136 682 403303.06
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia