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

Russia’s Trade with Serbia

In 2016, Russia’s trade with Serbia totaled $1,657,065,621, up 1.32% ($21,561,002) from 2015.

Russia’s exports to Serbia in 2016 were $770,242,756, down 9.34% ($79,344,404) from 2015.

Russia’s imports from Serbia in 2016 totaled $886,822,865, up 12.84% ($100,905,406) from 2015.

Russia’s trade balance with Serbia went from a surplus of $63,669,701 in 2015, to a deficit of $116,580,109 in 2016.

Serbia was Russia’s 47th largest trading partner in 2016 (down from 46th in 2015), accounting for 0.3543% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.3108% in 2015).

Serbia was Russia’s 51st largest export market in 2016 (up from 53rd in 2015), accounting for 0.2698% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.2473% in 2015).

Serbia was Russia’s 34th largest supplier in 2016 (up from 40th in 2015), accounting for 0.4866% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.4302% in 2015).

Russia’s Exports to Serbia

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 36.23% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (58.32% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 23.40% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (19.99% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 16.27% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (4.88% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.34% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (8.21% in 2015);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.07% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (5.69% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.12% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (2.06% in 2015).

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

  • 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 $70,877,436;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $16,237,622;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $15,902,167;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $9,648,886;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $6,519,184;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $3,929,077;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $2,766,622;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $2,761,496;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $2,676,074.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Serbia 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 $199,305,440;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - a decrease of $17,343,840;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $13,190,447;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $5,857,424;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $4,174,757.
Russia’s exports to Serbia in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
01 Live animals 4,644 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 1,085,189 0.14 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 85,654-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 9,287 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,169,649 0.28 1,337,98462.16
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 35,516 0.00 295,735-87.99
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 41,874 0.01 62,115-32.59
10 Cereals 534,129 0.07 187,079185.51
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 181,270 0.02 126,09143.76
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 115,022 0.01 98,72816.50
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 5,603,678 0.73 4,318,59529.76
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 607,782 0.08 285,537112.86
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 648,324 0.08 133,234386.61
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 708,427 0.09 277,852154.97
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 334,390 0.04 140,594137.84
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 67 0.00 4,601-98.54
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,357,523 0.57 3,771,68415.53
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 133,784 0.02 114,64016.70
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,139,213 0.15 2,316,489-50.82
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 44,418,725 5.77 34,769,83927.75
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,431,516 0.19 1,239,31215.51
26 Ores, slag and ash 6,582,919 0.85 23,926,759-72.49
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 271,028,185 35.19 470,333,625-42.38
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 20,434,604 2.65 22,315,130-8.43
29 Organic chemicals 1,603,118 0.21 1,454,48010.22
30 Pharmaceutical products 33,851 0.00 11,240201.17
31 Fertilizers 75,407,886 9.79 88,598,333-14.89
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 212,863 0.03 221,218-3.78
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 931,915 0.12 467,70199.25
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 408,788 0.05 229,59978.04
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 49 0.00 4,875-98.99
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 7,690,014 1.00 1,170,830556.80
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,915,243 0.25 2,767,452-30.79
39 Plastics and articles thereof 41,890,432 5.44 25,652,81063.30
40 Rubber and articles thereof 29,717,071 3.86 26,955,57510.24
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 160,247 0.02 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8,875 0.00 2,315283.37
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 0 0.00 58-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,490,863 0.71 1,561,786251.58
45 Cork and articles of cork 137 0.00 7777.92
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 18,555,069 2.41 15,878,99516.85
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 22,167 0.00 35,021-36.70
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 4,983 0.00 22,552-77.90
52 Cotton 527,919 0.07 287,15283.85
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 5,978 0.00 3,37777.02
54 Man-made filaments 503,275 0.07 807,391-37.67
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,485 0.00 3,693-59.79
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 142,665 0.02 1,225,291-88.36
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 577 0.00 29595.59
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 64,070 0.01 276,070-76.79
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 50,630 0.01 4,611998.03
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 24,907 0.00 1,0622,245.29
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 11,003 0.00 8,41030.83
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 28,789 0.00 11,794144.10
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,678 0.00 2,6261.98
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 6 0.00 137-95.62
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 675,248 0.09 443,35552.30
69 Ceramic products 461,491 0.06 142,924222.89
70 Glass and glassware 5,383,423 0.70 2,616,801105.73
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 71 0.00 176-59.66
72 Iron and steel 4,225,055 0.55 4,005,9785.47
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,621,921 0.73 4,000,20140.54
74 Copper and articles thereof 50,910,513 6.61 56,767,937-10.32
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,181,791 0.28 2,821,708-22.68
78 Lead and articles thereof 964,151 0.13 1,862,404-48.23
80 Tin and articles thereof 26 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 13,026 0.00 11910,846.22
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 188,067 0.02 219,695-14.40
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 152,055 0.02 79,23291.91
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 27,640,755 3.59 11,738,588135.47
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 4,497,478 0.58 3,482,20429.16
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 85,708,531 11.13 14,831,095477.90
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,386,896 0.57 8,561,653-48.76
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 21,272 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,052,390 0.40 2,887,4005.71
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 24 0.00 141-82.98
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 139 0.00 254-45.28
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 990,307 0.13 352,575180.88
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 31,880 0.00 55,909-42.98
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 12,917 0.00 20,209-36.08
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 28,245 0.00 0
SS Classified 26,071,814 3.38 888 4992,834.37

Russia’s Imports from Serbia

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

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 38.63% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (39.59% in 2015);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 15.81% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (15.70% in 2015);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 15.41% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (16.04% in 2015);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 15.35% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (13.37% in 2015);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.34% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (9.30% in 2015);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.84% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (4.09% in 2015).

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $45,230,436;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $20,825,649;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $15,831,499;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $6,818,267;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $6,679,156;
  • Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use (HS code 59) - an increase of $5,191,921;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $4,802,362;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $4,380,681;
  • 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 $4,356,381;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $3,870,450;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $3,200,349;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $2,812,996.

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

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $23,229,560;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $5,494,138;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $2,856,000.
Russia’s imports from Serbia in 2016 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in 2015,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in 2016
over 2015
02 Meat and edible meat offal 5,158,646 0.58 28,388,206-81.83
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 26,937,376 3.04 25,675,4564.91
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 8,185,853 0.92 3,383,491141.94
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 19,756,120 2.23 18,126,5198.99
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 239,296,496 26.98 194,066,06023.31
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 181,967 0.02 82,968119.32
10 Cereals 7,574,103 0.85 9,108,432-16.85
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 16 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,984,436 0.22 2,534,248-21.70
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 3,110-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 150,325 0.02 230,310-34.73
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 2,712,541 0.31 4,466,228-39.27
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 87,765 0.01 158,293-44.56
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,298,107 0.15 826,92856.98
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,156,990 0.69 1,776,309246.62
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,038,795 0.23 4,894,795-58.35
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,994,991 0.45 3,666,4528.96
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 5,814,312 0.66 5,487,0395.96
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 5,767,242 0.65 4,371,68431.92
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5,475,298 0.62 3,927,74339.40
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 10,996 0.00 20,402-46.10
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 80,100 0.01 214,393-62.64
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 8,706 0.00 34,872-75.03
29 Organic chemicals 5,248,262 0.59 2,435,266115.51
30 Pharmaceutical products 55,099,173 6.21 48,420,01713.79
31 Fertilizers 116,296 0.01 123,458-5.80
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,759,588 0.54 3,692,76128.89
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 79,244 0.01 29,662167.16
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 9,435,650 1.06 8,593,0169.81
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 285 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 78,957 0.01 17464,352.94
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 358,175 0.04 107,059234.56
39 Plastics and articles thereof 29,944,259 3.38 31,698,476-5.53
40 Rubber and articles thereof 35,058,367 3.95 28,240,10024.14
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 158,884 0.02 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 309,430 0.03 222,16939.28
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 129,555 0.01 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 15,116,727 1.70 20,610,865-26.66
45 Cork and articles of cork 0 0.00 21-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 25,906,106 2.92 10,074,607157.14
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,875,172 0.21 1,485,95826.19
52 Cotton 2,659 0.00 9,329-71.50
54 Man-made filaments 1,610,716 0.18 655,690145.65
55 Man-made staple fibers 32,758 0.00 4,516625.38
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,588,101 0.18 1,499,3665.92
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 8,869,237 1.00 8,789,8070.90
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,723 0.00 35,050-95.08
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 7,263,711 0.82 2,071,790250.60
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 98,288,047 11.08 77,462,39826.88
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,898,347 0.78 4,948,82539.39
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,112,877 0.13 2,358,311-52.81
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 10,377,235 1.17 7,176,88644.59
65 Headgear and parts thereof 68,609 0.01 70,216-2.29
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 100 0.00 8912.36
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 779,205 0.09 1,701,377-54.20
69 Ceramic products 55,588 0.01 51,1338.71
70 Glass and glassware 445,342 0.05 771,123-42.25
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 243,579 0.03 340,672-28.50
72 Iron and steel 1,622,028 0.18 1,630,593-0.53
73 Articles of iron or steel 14,451,876 1.63 14,474,678-0.16
74 Copper and articles thereof 21,795,016 2.46 22,961,110-5.08
75 Nickel and articles thereof 25,914 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 28,202,995 3.18 26,654,9635.81
78 Lead and articles thereof 15,912 0.00 7,97999.42
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,690 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,561,050 0.18 1,896,396-17.68
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6,275,225 0.71 5,430,81315.55
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 84,869,823 9.57 84,525,6810.41
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 33,834,984 3.82 29,478,60314.78
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 869,623 0.10 82,812950.12
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,791,531 0.20 3,009,739-40.48
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 2,436,185 0.27 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 12,842,796 1.45 8,972,34643.14
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 418 0.00 69505.80
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 9,287,332 1.05 9,297,608-0.11
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 80,202 0.01 42,27189.73
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 1,884,560 0.21 1,367,96137.76
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 51,714-100.00
SS Classified 990,560 0.11 908 1559.07

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