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

Russia’s Trade with Greece

In the 4th quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Greece totaled $1,047,629,967, up 42.67% ($313,336,853) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Greece in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $984,175,109, up 48.02% ($319,262,759) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Greece in the 4th quarter of 2016 were $63,454,858, down 8.54% ($5,925,906) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Greece in the 4th quarter of 2016 was $920,720,251, a 54.60% increase ($325,188,665) over the 4th quarter of 2015.

Greece was Russia’s 30th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 34th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.7688% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.5615% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Greece was Russia’s 22nd largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 28th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 1.1739% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.8066% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Greece was Russia’s 66th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 63rd in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1210% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1435% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Greece

The major share of Russian exports to Greece 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) - 76.63% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (82.03% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 20.67% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (10.50% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.61% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (4.03% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.35% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (1.46% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Greece 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 $208,746,839;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $139,530,635;
  • Zinc and articles thereof (HS code 79) - an increase of $5,500,041;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $5,382,103.

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $18,818,659;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $12,471,970;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $4,753,918;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $4,692,106.
Russia’s exports to Greece in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 51,000 0.01 69,300-26.41
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,071 0.00 85824.83
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 193 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 9,664 0.00 0
10 Cereals 11,090,477 1.13 23,562,447-52.93
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 46,656 0.00 76,636-39.12
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 954,702 0.10 0
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 573,626 0.06 843,875-32.02
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 582,332 0.06 56,613928.62
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 45,937 0.00 53,924-14.81
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 10,283 0.00 16,595-38.04
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,713 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 142,597 0.01 112,83526.38
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 138,369 0.01 78,16077.03
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,213,131 0.22 1,894,25316.83
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 16,264 0.00 1,717847.23
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 754,193,487 76.63 545,446,64838.27
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 265,176 0.03 510,461-48.05
29 Organic chemicals 0 0.00 67,852-100.00
30 Pharmaceutical products 535 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 1,183,659 0.12 5,937,577-80.06
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 78 0.00 1,077-92.76
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 0.00 541-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 23,868-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 37,287 0.00 74,459-49.92
39 Plastics and articles thereof 315,532 0.03 425,736-25.89
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,593,659 0.16 2,658,140-40.05
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 162-100.00
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,129,992 0.11 313,480260.47
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,972,569 0.20 2,665,116-25.99
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,560,357 0.16 3,819,816-59.15
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 52,196 0.01 51,4071.53
50 Silk 24,363 0.00 0
52 Cotton 18,761 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 13,115 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 250,194 0.03 209,07219.67
55 Man-made staple fibers 17,562 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 102,998-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 61,240 0.01 20529,773.17
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 417 0.00 952-56.20
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 19,171 0.00 7,627151.36
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 49,839 0.01 37,39833.27
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 3,055 0.00 5,089-39.97
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 10-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 69,895 0.01 104,273-32.97
69 Ceramic products 0 0.00 630-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 737,386 0.07 51,1991,340.24
72 Iron and steel 2,673,624 0.27 1,098,108143.48
73 Articles of iron or steel 438,026 0.04 71,952508.78
74 Copper and articles thereof 159,980,249 16.26 20,449,614682.31
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 29,045,600 2.95 47,864,259-39.32
78 Lead and articles thereof 5,382,103 0.55 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 5,500,041 0.56 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 50 0.00 4,326-98.84
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 456,883 0.05 329,92638.48
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 176,328 0.02 245,015-28.03
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 193,086 0.02 30,168540.04
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,077 0.00 10,931-62.70
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 750,000 0.08 5,442,106-86.22
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 68,161 0.01 37,25482.96
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 36,390 0.00 42,542-14.46
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 719 0.00 58223.54
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 20,232 0.00 2,561690.00

Russia’s Imports from Greece

The major share of Russian imports from Greece 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) - 26.24% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (25.92% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 25.19% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (23.31% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 12.92% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (11.03% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 11.11% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (28.63% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.23% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (2.38% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.22% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (1.28% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.72% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (1.17% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

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

  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - an increase of $6,027,717;
  • 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 $1,696,367;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,493,328;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $1,447,931;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $1,047,309;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $853,440;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $564,760;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $554,776;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $525,323;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $366,188;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - an increase of $247,055.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $14,224,965;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $2,694,910;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $1,726,589;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $904,247;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $445,715;
  • 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) - a decrease of $280,903;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - a decrease of $265,599;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $203,141.
Russia’s imports from Greece in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8,280 0.01 9,892-16.30
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 394-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 103,347 0.16 258,222-59.98
10 Cereals 0 0.00 3,728-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 1,043-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,644 0.00 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 8,200 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,679,976 2.65 1,313,78827.87
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 8,820-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 65,306 0.10 16,647292.30
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 31,296 0.05 48,180-35.04
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 62,936 0.10 40,58755.06
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,866,017 6.09 6,560,927-41.08
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 97,320 0.15 73,09733.14
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,728,618 4.30 2,203,29523.84
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 171,090 0.27 183,155-6.59
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7,827,343 12.34 7,262,5837.78
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 759,918 1.20 845,973-10.17
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 11,421 0.02 39,515-71.10
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 20,671 0.03 71,187-70.96
29 Organic chemicals 5,794 0.01 1,065444.04
30 Pharmaceutical products 5,792,819 9.13 4,299,49134.73
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,609,329 2.54 1,874,928-14.17
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,567,691 2.47 1,454,5597.78
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 377,930 0.60 658,833-42.64
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 79 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,750,985 4.34 2,196,20925.26
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,839,067 6.05 5,565,656-31.02
40 Rubber and articles thereof 18,739 0.03 48,561-61.41
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 6,287 0.01 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,322 0.01 903267.88
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 9,580,975 15.10 3,553,258169.64
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 6,306 0.01 6,0624.03
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 9,606 0.02 7013,622.86
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 266,376 0.42 426,436-37.53
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 172,763 0.27 375,904-54.04
52 Cotton 37,269 0.06 31,70817.54
54 Man-made filaments 507,515 0.80 555,710-8.67
55 Man-made staple fibers 42,526 0.07 18,915124.83
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,102,882 1.74 249,442342.14
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,208 0.00 87,598-97.48
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 195,058 0.31 174,01312.09
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3,809 0.01 5,583-31.78
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 35,537 0.06 27,92027.28
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 202,568 0.32 208,320-2.76
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 46,407 0.07 58,198-20.26
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 109,454 0.17 6,9001,486.29
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 400,215 0.63 229,74974.20
65 Headgear and parts thereof 48 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,619,463 2.55 572,154183.05
70 Glass and glassware 1,911 0.00 1,55123.21
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 27,550 0.04 117,969-76.65
72 Iron and steel 55,261 0.09 94,212-41.34
73 Articles of iron or steel 278,479 0.44 278,940-0.17
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,603,607 5.68 2,155,67667.17
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,047,154 4.80 3,951,401-22.88
78 Lead and articles thereof 4,199 0.01 1,390202.09
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,025,291 1.62 1,024,3810.09
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 184,941 0.29 146,93125.87
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,350,101 6.86 4,795,816-9.29
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 2,323,262 3.66 626,895270.60
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 283,397 0.45 195,43845.01
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 14,224,965-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 90,039 0.14 20,971329.35
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 10,890 0.02 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 12 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 40,606 0.06 39,3233.26
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 283,193 0.45 36,138683.64
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 88,555 0.14 39,589123.69
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia