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

Russia’s Trade with Ireland

In the 4th quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Ireland totaled $341,036,991, up 4.25% ($13,917,178) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Ireland in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $89,282,774, up 6.11% ($5,137,443) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Ireland in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $251,754,217, up 3.61% ($8,779,735) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade deficit with Ireland in the 4th quarter of 2016 was $162,471,443, a 2.29% increase ($3,642,292) over the 4th quarter of 2015.

Ireland was Russia’s 54th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2016 (up from 56th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.2503% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.2502% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Ireland was Russia’s 74th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 71st in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.1065% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.1021% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Ireland was Russia’s 35th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2016 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.4802% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.5027% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Ireland

The major share of Russian exports to Ireland 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) - 18.36% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (15.76% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.80% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (36.03% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.16% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (1.85% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 3.00% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (1.80% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.98% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (2.68% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Ireland 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 $3,125,132;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1,181,886;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $1,177,691;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,062,816;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $449,198;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $371,489.

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $17,615,591.
Russia’s exports to Ireland in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,663 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 52,944 0.06 68,905-23.16
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,626,862 2.94 1,449,17181.27
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6,709 0.01 6,1778.61
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 16,383,842 18.35 13,258,71023.57
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 104,030-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 950,748 1.06 501,55089.56
30 Pharmaceutical products 1,062,832 1.19 166,642,600.00
31 Fertilizers 12,081,862 13.53 29,697,453-59.32
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 8,530 0.01 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,920 0.00 12,328-76.31
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,602,723 2.92 1,420,83783.18
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 218,843 0.25 133,87663.47
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 956 0.00 1,000-4.40
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,254 0.00 1,53446.94
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 47 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 1,784-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 59,590 0.07 55,2427.87
70 Glass and glassware 15,565 0.02 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 371,489 0.42 0
72 Iron and steel 52,630 0.06 55,682-5.48
73 Articles of iron or steel 960 0.00 15,203-93.69
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 393-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 42,236-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 58 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 310 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 108,261 0.12 186,094-41.82
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 795,319 0.89 962,384-17.36
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 67,209-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 865,825 0.97 1,043,517-17.03
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 3,395 0.00 0
SS Classified 51,005,637 57.13 35 060 00045.48

Russia’s Imports from Ireland

The major share of Russian imports from Ireland 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) - 42.75% of Russia’s total imports from Ireland (49.46% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 40.96% of Russia’s total imports from Ireland (32.25% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 13.43% of Russia’s total imports from Ireland (14.13% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.30% of Russia’s total imports from Ireland (1.05% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $12,005,677;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $9,237,174;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $3,962,310;
  • 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 $3,495,728;
  • 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 $2,796,938;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $2,140,701;
  • Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes (HS code 35) - an increase of $1,687,900;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $842,736.

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $11,573,707;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $6,961,053;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $2,279,108;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $1,864,900;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - a decrease of $1,767,820;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $1,480,926;
  • Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 95) - a decrease of $1,136,143;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $1,125,305.
Russia’s imports from Ireland in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
01 Live animals 259,780 0.10 100,340158.90
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 15,115 0.01 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 252,996-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 372-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 25,467 0.01 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 125,557 0.05 11,1761,023.45
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,792,371 0.71 949,63588.74
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 72,461 0.03 5,3291,259.75
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 11,777,754 4.68 9,637,05322.21
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 660,062 0.26 543,99321.34
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,950,189 0.77 4,229,297-53.89
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 16,825,376 6.68 18,306,302-8.09
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 246,918 0.10 226,9768.79
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 69,227 0.03 60,66114.12
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 70,417 0.03 26,437166.36
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 11,760,949 4.67 8,964,01131.20
29 Organic chemicals 5,991,734 2.38 2,029,424195.24
30 Pharmaceutical products 48,829,572 19.40 60,403,279-19.16
31 Fertilizers 2,199 0.00 2,452-10.32
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,016,233 0.80 1,567,25328.65
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 26,882,615 10.68 33,843,668-20.57
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 306,315 0.12 337,757-9.31
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,843,066 1.92 3,155,16653.50
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,247,944 0.50 1,730,088-27.87
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,765,207 1.50 4,890,512-23.01
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,886,255 0.75 1,405,63634.19
40 Rubber and articles thereof 83,328 0.03 1,851,148-95.50
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6,217 0.00 3,30688.05
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 72,473 0.03 11,429534.11
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 87,044 0.03 77,86611.79
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 585,299 0.23 2,450,199-76.11
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 12,551 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 6,705 0.00 5,27627.08
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 786 0.00 671,073.13
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 33,595 0.01 24,59836.58
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 1,371-100.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 18,968 0.01 2,005846.03
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 497 0.00 14,141-96.49
65 Headgear and parts thereof 88 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 64,704 0.03 22,883182.76
69 Ceramic products 6,527 0.00 808,058.75
70 Glass and glassware 51,605 0.02 110,445-53.28
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 205,328 0.08 92,145122.83
72 Iron and steel 4,943 0.00 9,159-46.03
73 Articles of iron or steel 245,899 0.10 271,977-9.59
74 Copper and articles thereof 80,506 0.03 25,840211.56
75 Nickel and articles thereof 96,725 0.04 119,316-18.93
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 4,202 0.00 8,094-48.09
80 Tin and articles thereof 101 0.00 1,861-94.57
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 7,759 0.00 22,846-66.04
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 743,975 0.30 403,11284.56
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 198,733 0.08 361,193-44.98
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 45,526,460 18.08 33,520,78335.82
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 12,549,971 4.99 9,054,24338.61
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 215,923 0.09 197,7739.18
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 44,826,596 17.81 35,589,42225.95
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 66 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 174,489 0.07 47,359268.44
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,319,430 0.92 3,455,573-32.88
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,099,941 0.83 2,539,159-17.30
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia