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Russian trade in goods with Argentina in Q1 2017

by Russian Foreign Trade
based on data from the Federal Customs Service of Russia
The Report on Russia’s foreign trade in goods with Argentina in the first quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Argentina

In the 1st quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Argentina totaled $156,182,873, up 0.34% ($531,584) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $30,663,174, up 43.51% ($9,296,446) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $125,519,699, down 6.53% ($8,764,862) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $94,856,525, a 16.00% decrease ($18,061,308) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Argentina was Russia’s 71st largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 65th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1215% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1603% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Argentina was Russia’s 90th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 95th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0368% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0349% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Argentina was Russia’s 45th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 42nd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2776% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.3751% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Argentina

The major share of Russian exports to Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 64.45% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (7.73% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 14.88% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (4.56% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.67% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (64.81% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.58% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (8.99% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.26% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (13.91% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 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 $18,659,775;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $3,341,120;
  • 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 $731,719;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $413,562;
  • 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 $409,668;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $133,240.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $7,595,427;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $3,994,916;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,815,292;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $610,731;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $550,304;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $218,186.
Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 20,580 0.07 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 17,372 0.06 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 4 0.00 550,308-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 19,760,974 64.45 1,101,1991,694.50
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 831,040 2.71 99,321736.72
29 Organic chemicals 44,640 0.15 38,83014.96
31 Fertilizers 1,330,868 4.34 8,926,295-85.09
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 133,240 0.43 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 78,083 0.25 42,27084.72
39 Plastics and articles thereof 745,299 2.43 4,740,215-84.28
40 Rubber and articles thereof 414,333 1.35 77153,639.69
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 106,843 0.35 25,750314.92
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 12,997 0.04 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,284,413 4.19 1,895,144-32.23
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 560 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 54 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 14,706 0.05 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 40 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 935,669 3.05 2,750,961-65.99
73 Articles of iron or steel 80,830 0.26 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 266,506 0.87 218,39322.03
78 Lead and articles thereof 35 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 22,459 0.07 3,570529.10
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 648,400 2.11 866,586-25.18
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 497,774 1.62 88,106464.97
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,342,241 10.90 1,121298,048.17
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 73,214 0.24 17,461319.30
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 427-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Argentina

The major share of Russian imports from Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2017 (and in the 1st quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 88.13% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (93.63% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.09% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (3.64% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.92% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (2.44% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $8,550,712;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $6,470,260;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $5,584,244;
  • 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 $3,747,020;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $2,096,212;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,496,310;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $1,110,495;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - an increase of $534,977;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $474,481;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $394,976.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2017 over the 1st quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $31,341,460;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $4,653,053;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $3,117,810.
Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 27,736,089 22.10 19,185,37744.57
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 9,221,895 7.35 3,637,651153.51
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 24,784,076 19.75 18,313,81635.33
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 333,987 0.27 482,348-30.76
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,948,590 2.35 3,055,773-3.51
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 19,358,169 15.42 17,261,95712.14
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 735,385 0.59 486,39951.19
10 Cereals 277,174 0.22 77,045259.76
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 15,400-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 13,731,890 10.94 18,384,943-25.31
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 383,241 0.31 467,074-17.95
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 117,547 0.09 125,008-5.97
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,410,810 1.12 1,015,83438.88
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 302,866-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,274,556 2.61 2,164,06151.32
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 31,341,460-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 6,302,288 5.02 9,420,098-33.10
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,753,737 2.99 6,71755,784.13
29 Organic chemicals 98,790 0.08 402,330-75.45
30 Pharmaceutical products 3,866,163 3.08 2,369,85363.14
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 174,608 0.14 204,512-14.62
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 45,410 0.04 18,977139.29
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 25,520-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,915,564 1.53 1,647,64016.26
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 69,261 0.06 104,005-33.41
39 Plastics and articles thereof 107,535 0.09 11,575829.03
40 Rubber and articles thereof 129,256 0.10 94,69036.50
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 101,902 0.08 48720,824.44
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 541,707 0.43 6,7307,949.14
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 2,138 0.00 2010,590.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 20-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 307,286 0.24 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 124 0.00 219-43.38
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 377 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 6,771 0.01 4,71443.64
72 Iron and steel 0 0.00 185,400-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 87,713 0.07 157,876-44.44
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 64-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 73 0.00 678.96
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10,188 0.01 17,096-40.41
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6,935 0.01 9,662-28.22
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,742,475 2.18 2,267,99420.92
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 1,699 0.00 36,189-95.31
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 5,933 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 698,106 0.56 930,753-25.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 222,291 0.18 42,728420.25
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 7,656 0.01 6491,079.66
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 287 0.00 964-70.23
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 17 0.00 0

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