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Russian trade with Israel 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 Israel in 2016: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Israel

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Israel was $2,188,921,992, down 6.66% ($156,070,834) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Israel in 2016 were $1,469,348,896, down 4.51% ($69,448,826) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Israel in 2016 were $719,573,096, down 10.74% ($86,622,008) from 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Israel in 2016 was $749,775,800, a 2.34% increase ($17,173,182) over 2015.

Israel was Russia’s 41st largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 40th in 2015), accounting for 0.4680% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.4456% in 2015).

Israel was Russia’s 39th largest export market in 2016 (up from 41st in 2015), accounting for 0.5147% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.4478% in 2015).

Israel was Russia’s 38th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 39th in 2015), accounting for 0.3948% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.4413% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Israel

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 43.19% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (37.18% in 2015);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 32.65% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (45.02% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.10% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (7.54% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.23% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (4.08% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.00% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (2.68% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.61% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (2.82% in 2015).

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

  • 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 $62,524,342;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $51,862,793;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $9,906,312;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $7,482,193;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $4,511,473.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Israel 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 $196,085,877;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $16,989,416;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $5,437,139.
Russia’s exports to Israel in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 111,490 0.01 38,102192.61
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 146,641 0.01 138,3975.96
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,449,200 0.10 633,279128.84
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 14,038 0.00 7411,794.47
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,235,586 0.08 420,648193.73
10 Cereals 96,742,045 6.58 86,835,73311.41
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,365,585 0.16 1,333,54377.39
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 293,099 0.02 78,037275.59
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 1,630-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 8,309,444 0.57 9,567,049-13.15
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 115,566 0.01 22,687409.39
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 618,659 0.04 706,942-12.49
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,674,810 0.11 1,528,7009.56
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,118,374 0.14 1,754,17020.76
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,178,132 0.22 2,637,25520.51
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,634,074 0.66 2,151,881347.70
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 4,765,867 0.32 4,595,4123.71
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 941,571 0.06 3,606,266-73.89
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 0 0.00 46,000-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 7,199,018 0.49 24,188,434-70.24
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 472,485,911 32.16 668,571,788-29.33
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,743,761 0.19 2,452,66811.87
29 Organic chemicals 3,003,800 0.20 1,630,80184.19
30 Pharmaceutical products 13,616 0.00 54,799-75.15
31 Fertilizers 14,794,420 1.01 20,231,559-26.87
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 232,428 0.02 42,903441.75
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 92,836 0.01 17353,562.43
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 103,573 0.01 21,898372.98
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 6,849 0.00 2,268201.98
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 8,000 0.00 27,432-70.84
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 12,187,241 0.83 12,231,134-0.36
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,965,128 0.34 6,541,568-24.10
40 Rubber and articles thereof 248,884 0.02 117,986110.94
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 14,628-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 679 0.00 20,678-96.72
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 4,943 0.00 17,261-71.36
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 25,889,603 1.76 22,740,84313.85
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 5 0.00 0
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,816,121 0.19 2,960,671-4.88
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 14,050,639 0.96 13,939,5050.80
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,332,552 0.09 1,618,849-17.69
52 Cotton 836 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,743 0.00 65,324-97.33
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 579-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 77-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 22 0.00 450-95.11
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 65,174 0.00 12,060440.41
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 33,935 0.00 26,58727.64
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 95,808 0.01 10,677797.33
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 55,062 0.00 23,896130.42
65 Headgear and parts thereof 625 0.00 1,804-65.35
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 802-100.00
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 54 0.00 59-8.47
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,974,050 0.20 740,436301.66
69 Ceramic products 116,936 0.01 78,20649.52
70 Glass and glassware 195,484 0.01 68,977183.40
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 634,655,197 43.19 572,130,85510.93
72 Iron and steel 34,509,635 2.35 32,446,6526.36
73 Articles of iron or steel 913,029 0.06 837,5959.01
74 Copper and articles thereof 93,410 0.01 1,225,585-92.38
75 Nickel and articles thereof 164,642 0.01 113,51745.04
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 60,869,188 4.14 9,006,395575.84
78 Lead and articles thereof 697,848 0.05 287,886142.40
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 23,345,335 1.59 18,833,86223.95
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 253,499 0.02 48,667420.88
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 92,321 0.01 13,645576.59
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,541,624 0.17 2,105,49820.71
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 5,368,458 0.37 4,188,27728.18
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 10,638 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 177,001 0.01 68,585158.08
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 717 0.00 64511.16
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,661,815 0.11 1,471,91512.90
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 950 0.00 11,339-91.62
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 43-100.00
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 458,390 0.03 182,500151.17
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 286,457 0.02 214,43733.59
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 459,427 0.03 1,052,261-56.34
SS Classified 3,355,398 0.23 3 311101,240.92

Russia’s Imports from Israel

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 37.29% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (38.07% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 28.03% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (25.36% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.99% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (22.82% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.27% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (4.15% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.87% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (2.67% in 2015).

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

  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $20,622,075;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $7,114,765.

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $33,288,025;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $29,523,605;
  • 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 $21,478,279;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $7,646,641;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $5,486,260;
  • 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 $4,436,733;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $2,885,581;
  • 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 $2,478,868.
Russia’s imports from Israel in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
01 Live animals 964,488 0.13 1,254,010-23.09
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 411,878 0.06 409,0800.68
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 27,502,998 3.82 20,388,23334.90
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 156,173,381 21.70 189,461,406-17.57
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 48,501,878 6.74 53,988,138-10.16
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 634,207 0.09 435,43045.65
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,166 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,299,979 0.74 3,638,75945.65
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 1,699,994 0.24 1,704,828-0.28
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 27 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 59,441 0.01 6,504813.91
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 6,834 0.00 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,862,796 0.26 2,199,312-15.30
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 83,410 0.01 143,854-42.02
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 1,637,829 0.23 2,477,500-33.89
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 18,683,105 2.60 26,329,746-29.04
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,255,077 0.59 3,999,0646.40
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 496,421 0.07 382,96829.62
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 52,224 0.01 72,297-27.76
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 5,600,730 0.78 4,477,56525.08
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 613,664 0.09 658,253-6.77
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,552,387 0.63 5,173,146-12.00
29 Organic chemicals 10,426,182 1.45 13,311,763-21.68
30 Pharmaceutical products 43,238,636 6.01 72,762,241-40.58
31 Fertilizers 1,810,422 0.25 983,30884.12
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 15,092,292 2.10 13,870,3098.81
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 21,868,636 3.04 20,862,0744.82
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 4,660,051 0.65 7,138,919-34.72
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 269,325 0.04 134,386100.41
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 57 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 467,306 0.06 276,96368.73
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 11,643,593 1.62 12,786,658-8.94
39 Plastics and articles thereof 34,695,187 4.82 34,797,854-0.30
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,322,592 0.32 1,892,98922.69
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 221,980 0.03 293,683-24.42
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 53,788 0.01 97,400-44.78
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 880,504 0.12 854,7433.01
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,062,744 0.43 1,918,45059.65
52 Cotton 1,998,113 0.28 2,054,008-2.72
54 Man-made filaments 642,043 0.09 385,47366.56
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 30,479-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 13,816,470 1.92 15,376,800-10.15
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 161,242 0.02 32,390397.81
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 18 0.00 45-60.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,639,221 0.37 2,162,06222.07
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,109 0.00 29,011-96.18
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 188,902 0.03 378,389-50.08
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 141,846 0.02 88,51460.25
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,028,988 0.14 943,4909.06
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 47,113 0.01 57,098-17.49
65 Headgear and parts thereof 436 0.00 588-25.85
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,619 0.00 1312,353.85
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 480 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,415,484 0.20 1,262,69912.10
69 Ceramic products 1,077,702 0.15 90,7031,088.17
70 Glass and glassware 294,128 0.04 123,631137.91
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 4,148,788 0.58 3,416,55021.43
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 10,659-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,519,892 0.35 3,296,972-23.57
74 Copper and articles thereof 93,682 0.01 80,02617.06
75 Nickel and articles thereof 405,555 0.06 418,999-3.21
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,405,932 0.20 1,961,277-28.32
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 29,415 0.00 427,877-93.13
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 25,581,071 3.56 26,455,651-3.31
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 668,691 0.09 836,674-20.08
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 54,336,871 7.55 55,580,595-2.24
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 73,165,873 10.17 94,644,152-22.69
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 3,300,136 0.46 2,640,57324.98
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,205,771 0.45 4,527,310-29.19
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 67,652,561 9.40 47,030,48643.85
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 17,274 0.00 19,833-12.90
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 3,452,883 0.48 7,889,616-56.24
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,160,215 0.16 1,512,378-23.29
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 35,890 0.00 72,852-50.74
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 559-100.00
SS Classified 25,130,473 3.49 33 174 839-24.25

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