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

Russia’s Trade with Israel

In the 4th quarter of 2016, Russia’s trade with Israel totaled $633,862,404, up 15.63% ($85,678,946) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s exports to Israel in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $425,700,062, up 13.62% ($51,015,937) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s imports from Israel in the 4th quarter of 2016 totaled $208,162,342, up 19.98% ($34,663,009) from the 4th quarter of 2015.

Russia’s trade surplus with Israel in the 4th quarter of 2016 was $217,537,720, a 8.13% increase ($16,352,928) over the 4th quarter of 2015.

Israel was Russia’s 42nd largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2016 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.4652% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.4192% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Israel was Russia’s 41st largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 40th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.5078% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.4545% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Israel was Russia’s 41st largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2016 (down from 40th in the 4th quarter of 2015), accounting for 0.3970% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.3589% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Israel

The major share of Russian exports to Israel 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) - 46.83% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (51.94% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 28.41% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (29.97% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 9.30% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (4.37% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.84% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (8.11% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.75% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (2.13% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.43% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (2.46% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Israel 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) - an increase of $17,399,144;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $15,691,438;
  • 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 $8,643,670;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $6,359,468;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $4,324,627;
  • Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof (HS code 81) - an increase of $2,599,491;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $2,000,240;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,381,105;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1,353,438.

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

  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $10,948,171;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $1,656,125.
Russia’s exports to Israel in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 16,661 0.00 33,817-50.73
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,030,200 0.24 370,758177.86
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,008,514 0.24 101,912889.59
10 Cereals 26,478,234 6.22 20,118,76631.61
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 954,770 0.22 627,90052.06
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 274,746 0.06 77,062256.53
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,941,913 0.46 3,598,038-46.03
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 61,339 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 185,014 0.04 205,117-9.80
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 550,521 0.13 522,3015.40
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 630,818 0.15 522,01220.84
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,065,398 0.25 932,35314.27
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,454,738 0.58 1,101,300122.89
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 979,573 0.23 1,234,265-20.64
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 946,630-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,286,475 0.54 13,234,646-82.72
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 197,086,201 46.30 181,394,7638.65
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 587,507 0.14 572,6572.59
29 Organic chemicals 743,388 0.17 295,112151.90
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,340 0.00 5,156-35.22
31 Fertilizers 4,953,915 1.16 2,953,67567.72
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 127,726 0.03 34,590269.26
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9 0.00 173-94.80
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 0.00 910-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 2,268-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 6,500 0.00 20,932-68.95
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 3,061,123 0.72 2,673,95214.48
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,097,764 0.49 1,365,71553.60
40 Rubber and articles thereof 120,191 0.03 57,506109.01
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 167 0.00 0
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 17,261-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,400,214 1.27 5,042,6717.09
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 295,161 0.07 797,342-62.98
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,333,582 1.02 2,952,47746.78
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 316,256 0.07 410,824-23.02
52 Cotton 49 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 57 0.00 48,317-99.88
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 579-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 450-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 26,649 0.01 3,073767.20
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 8,728 0.00 2,892201.80
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 71,636 0.02 18039,697.78
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 38,056 0.01 10,468263.55
65 Headgear and parts thereof 587 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,497,683 0.35 693,693115.90
69 Ceramic products 12,655 0.00 28,157-55.06
70 Glass and glassware 106,734 0.03 2,3744,395.96
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 120,940,671 28.41 112,297,0017.70
72 Iron and steel 13,115,412 3.08 8,790,78549.20
73 Articles of iron or steel 118,032 0.03 418,269-71.78
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,345 0.00 1,035,790-99.87
75 Nickel and articles thereof 82,152 0.02 9,270786.21
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 19,337,942 4.54 1,938,798897.42
78 Lead and articles thereof 231,110 0.05 135,76270.23
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6,630,177 1.56 4,030,68664.49
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,105 0.00 289282.35
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 66,633 0.02 18036,918.33
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 309,554 0.07 385,281-19.66
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 2,454,868 0.58 1,949,37225.93
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 645-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 605,341 0.14 544,86211.10
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 181,792 0.04 48,112277.85
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 78,025 0.02 35,366120.62
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 167,763 0.04 45,302270.32
SS Classified 563,348 0.13 3 31116,914.44

Russia’s Imports from Israel

The major share of Russian imports from Israel in the 4th quarter of 2016 (and in the 4th quarter of 2015) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 35.44% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (25.30% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 30.56% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (35.64% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.44% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (28.35% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.88% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (5.08% in the 4th quarter of 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.99% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (3.28% in the 4th quarter of 2015).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Israel in the 4th quarter of 2016 over the 4th quarter of 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 $15,521,914;
  • 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 $13,633,509;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $8,203,399;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,188,210;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $1,103,691;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - an increase of $1,102,977;
  • Ceramic products (HS code 69) - an increase of $738,835;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $630,397.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Israel 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 $8,372,141;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $2,246,215;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $1,974,206;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $1,858,510;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $757,184;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $742,341.
Russia’s imports from Israel in the 4th quarter of 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2016
over Q4 2015
01 Live animals 131,395 0.06 217,530-39.60
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 250,531 0.12 242,8113.18
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 4,599,942 2.21 6,846,157-32.81
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 33,457,318 16.07 25,253,91932.48
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 16,656,591 8.00 18,630,797-10.60
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 172,568 0.08 124,83638.24
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,346,253 0.65 1,119,29320.28
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 735,012 0.35 238,884207.69
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,983 0.00 2182,185.78
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 44,018 0.02 83,124-47.05
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 41,137 0.02 11,999242.84
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 376,025 0.18 1,133,209-66.82
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,029,197 2.42 6,887,707-26.98
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 569,848 0.27 899,477-36.65
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 206,897 0.10 126,35863.74
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 27,309-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,111,256 0.53 771,64044.01
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 123,853 0.06 153,447-19.29
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,486,890 0.71 1,113,74733.50
29 Organic chemicals 3,288,039 1.58 2,099,82956.59
30 Pharmaceutical products 13,765,791 6.61 22,137,932-37.82
31 Fertilizers 128,226 0.06 140,490-8.73
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,982,693 1.91 4,348,879-8.42
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,745,064 2.76 5,597,2822.64
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 1,227,311 0.59 1,525,381-19.54
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 51,624 0.02 62,520-17.43
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 173,593 0.08 104,68165.83
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,815,483 1.35 1,711,79264.48
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,543,895 4.58 9,943,452-4.02
40 Rubber and articles thereof 335,143 0.16 397,618-15.71
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 23,261 0.01 151,793-84.68
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 22,145 0.01 8725,354.02
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 195,898 0.09 217,305-9.85
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 745,005 0.36 373,71099.35
52 Cotton 595,136 0.29 600,894-0.96
54 Man-made filaments 329,471 0.16 55,336495.40
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 4,195,936 2.02 3,565,53917.68
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 10-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 796,211 0.38 1,070,956-25.65
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6,808 0.00 94,550-92.80
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 29,991 0.01 72,181-58.45
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 272,015 0.13 228,04119.28
65 Headgear and parts thereof 436 0.00 35423.16
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,344 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 420,043 0.20 459,962-8.68
69 Ceramic products 739,386 0.36 551134,089.84
70 Glass and glassware 122,619 0.06 62,19297.16
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 518,174 0.25 580,379-10.72
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 8,638-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 595,181 0.29 614,120-3.08
74 Copper and articles thereof 12,898 0.01 33,095-61.03
75 Nickel and articles thereof 100,680 0.05 182,464-44.82
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 217,673 0.10 794,323-72.60
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 2,258 0.00 4,907-53.98
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7,022,092 3.37 6,996,8760.36
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 119,395 0.06 185,186-35.53
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 16,025,950 7.70 16,768,291-4.43
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 26,929,397 12.94 13,295,888102.54
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 1,103,977 0.53 1,000110,297.70
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 457,677 0.22 104,884336.36
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 29,245,715 14.05 13,723,801113.10
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 5,133 0.00 8,870-42.13
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 806,564 0.39 1,132,652-28.79
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 274,651 0.13 149,74683.41
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,600 0.00 8,434-45.46
SS Classified 8,824,046 4.24 0

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