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Russian trade in goods with France 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 France in the first quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with France

In the 1st quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with France totaled $3,301,842,770, up 21.06% ($574,483,640) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to France in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $1,671,063,217, up 45.57% ($523,137,716) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from France in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $1,630,779,553, up 3.25% ($51,345,924) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade balance with France went from a deficit of $431,508,128 in the 1st quarter of 2016, to a surplus of $40,283,664 in the 1st quarter of 2017.

France was Russia’s 12th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 10th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 2.5685% of Russia’s total trade (down from 2.8094% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

France was Russia’s 15th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 17th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 2.0052% of Russia’s total exports (up from 1.8732% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

France was Russia’s 7th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 5th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 3.6066% of Russia’s total imports (down from 4.4122% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to France

The major share of Russian exports to France 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) - 88.26% of Russia’s total exports to France (78.48% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.58% of Russia’s total exports to France (2.28% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.44% of Russia’s total exports to France (3.66% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.41% of Russia’s total exports to France (11.14% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.86% of Russia’s total exports to France (1.45% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to France 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 $568,446,449;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $16,782,461;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $14,037,111;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $5,440,537.

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

  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $47,467,995;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $33,171,460;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $11,268,644.
Russia’s exports to France in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
01 Live animals 42,219 0.00 26,00062.38
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 757,466 0.05 674,71112.27
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 75,561 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 15,196 0.00 2117,101.90
10 Cereals 57,534 0.00 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 236 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 4,197 0.00 2031,967.49
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 3,598 0.00 330990.30
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5,701 0.00 6,159-7.44
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 140 0.00 1,655-91.54
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 70 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 235,624 0.01 2,7898,348.33
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 512,789 0.03 285,45679.64
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 27,835 0.00 455,888-93.89
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 576,993 0.03 541,8666.48
26 Ores, slag and ash 5,440,537 0.33 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,468,782,270 87.90 900,335,82163.14
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 7,304,712 0.44 54,772,707-86.66
29 Organic chemicals 4,671,941 0.28 15,940,585-70.69
30 Pharmaceutical products 894,978 0.05 60,0441,390.54
31 Fertilizers 18,817,154 1.13 51,988,614-63.81
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 124,975 0.01 199,246-37.28
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 848,331 0.05 268,634215.79
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 23,696-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 478 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 283 0.00 20,264-98.60
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,690,304 0.10 294,426474.10
39 Plastics and articles thereof 912,901 0.05 214,458325.68
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,030,445 0.30 4,058,24723.96
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,148,919 0.13 1,179,22482.23
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 31,995 0.00 1,321,676-97.58
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 13,779,927 0.82 16,144,907-14.65
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 383,741 0.02 491,516-21.93
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 147,118 0.01 13,738970.88
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 114,616 0.01 17,995536.93
54 Man-made filaments 24,785 0.00 24,7730.05
55 Man-made staple fibers 64 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 84,552 0.01 30,264179.38
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 341 0.00 48610.42
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 285,980 0.02 126,327126.38
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,086,808 0.07 403,296169.48
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,444,468 0.09 473,558205.02
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,105,857 0.07 974,29913.50
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,620 0.00 2,850-8.07
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 2,303 0.00 770199.09
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 46,124 0.00 41,9849.86
69 Ceramic products 58,664 0.00 20,566185.25
70 Glass and glassware 2,397,901 0.14 1,351,72477.40
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 874,209 0.05 323,752170.02
72 Iron and steel 32,089,742 1.92 15,307,281109.64
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,546,941 0.09 2,623,853-41.04
74 Copper and articles thereof 15,272 0.00 16,675-8.41
75 Nickel and articles thereof 218,557 0.01 115,93588.52
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 16,731,191 1.00 2,694,080521.04
78 Lead and articles thereof 119,855 0.01 106,40712.64
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 8,688,218 0.52 5,237,87465.87
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 41,645 0.00 40,9771.63
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 339,976 0.02 72,639368.04
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 28,162,183 1.69 29,515,668-4.59
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 2,504,632 0.15 4,838,462-48.23
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 222,035 0.01 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,329,492 0.08 1,144,93116.12
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 36,165 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,444,110 0.51 6,480,72830.30
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 78,460 0.00 62,10726.33
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 164 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 1,707,969 0.10 989,79072.56
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 329,412 0.02 43,439658.33
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,278 0.00 3,05240.17
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 9,741 0.00 8,02921.32
SS Classified 27,587,719 1.65 25 508 2978.15

Russia’s Imports from France

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 45.33% of Russia’s total imports from France (34.91% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 29.03% of Russia’s total imports from France (24.49% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 12.53% of Russia’s total imports from France (9.64% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.36% of Russia’s total imports from France (3.07% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.09% of Russia’s total imports from France (1.00% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $89,807,542;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $50,987,068;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $42,206,880;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $41,418,948;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $20,913,431;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $17,911,402;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $15,738,179;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $15,172,645;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $11,807,345;
  • 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 $11,077,729;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $10,287,640;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $8,889,185;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $6,502,624.

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

  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $20,155,236.
Russia’s imports from France in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
01 Live animals 1,532,641 0.09 1,832,950-16.38
02 Meat and edible meat offal 756,148 0.05 400,44788.83
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 44,634 0.00 0
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,238,349 0.38 5,181,71420.39
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 47,155 0.00 18,995148.25
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 562,841 0.03 634,836-11.34
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 265,242 0.02 262,1311.19
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 250 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 620,980 0.04 761,595-18.46
10 Cereals 31,241,519 1.92 19,434,17460.76
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 979,435 0.06 1,158,833-15.48
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 55,301,145 3.39 34,387,71460.82
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,101,548 0.25 3,363,67121.94
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 27,880 0.00 21,26831.09
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 515,219 0.03 386,26033.39
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 345,628 0.02 300,96714.84
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,377,001 0.27 3,341,75830.98
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 5,070,767 0.31 6,652,219-23.77
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 3,334,318 0.20 3,332,6290.05
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,167,337 0.26 4,037,2283.22
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 10,294,686 0.63 8,594,83119.78
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 52,986,371 3.25 37,813,72640.12
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 19,684,794 1.21 19,323,3131.87
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,782,267 0.11 1,027,99173.37
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,438,658 0.15 3,806,618-35.94
26 Ores, slag and ash 24 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,803,421 0.29 2,909,89565.07
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 8,759,366 0.54 28,914,602-69.71
29 Organic chemicals 67,467,001 4.14 49,555,59936.14
30 Pharmaceutical products 220,539,396 13.52 130,731,85468.70
31 Fertilizers 151,152 0.01 30,135401.58
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 11,195,989 0.69 8,026,00139.50
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 169,388,659 10.39 127,969,71132.37
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 20,998,420 1.29 18,768,38111.88
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 13,098,870 0.80 11,644,03512.49
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 578,886 0.04 105,788,760.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 367,529 0.02 267,84137.22
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 136,576,886 8.37 94,370,00644.72
39 Plastics and articles thereof 57,904,046 3.55 59,200,980-2.19
40 Rubber and articles thereof 32,200,528 1.97 21,912,88846.95
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 1,439 0.00 129,399-98.89
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8,227,047 0.50 8,269,605-0.51
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 328,086 0.02 202,77661.80
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,624,777 0.10 1,313,95023.66
45 Cork and articles of cork 204,669 0.01 95,713113.84
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1,201 0.00 2,741-56.18
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 13,567,476 0.83 11,587,18317.09
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,319,575 0.14 2,773,606-16.37
50 Silk 6,825 0.00 807745.72
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 14,772 0.00 2246,494.64
52 Cotton 218,471 0.01 268,405-18.60
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2,015 0.00 865132.95
54 Man-made filaments 124,192 0.01 142,435-12.81
55 Man-made staple fibers 282,551 0.02 285,121-0.90
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 910,269 0.06 487,36886.77
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 474,380 0.03 484,584-2.11
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 181,602 0.01 142,92427.06
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 645,609 0.04 611,5725.57
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 258,652 0.02 80,962219.47
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,086,253 0.13 1,002,068108.19
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,028,439 0.37 3,754,73060.56
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 920,510 0.06 464,18798.31
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,430,851 0.09 1,020,50340.21
65 Headgear and parts thereof 119,317 0.01 165,173-27.76
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 108,011 0.01 37,760186.05
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 5,112 0.00 10,247-50.11
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,511,649 0.15 2,260,13411.13
69 Ceramic products 1,611,565 0.10 2,038,124-20.93
70 Glass and glassware 12,156,375 0.75 10,552,10615.20
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3,457,845 0.21 3,129,37610.50
72 Iron and steel 12,573,917 0.77 15,547,580-19.13
73 Articles of iron or steel 24,490,477 1.50 17,987,85336.15
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,933,320 0.12 1,323,59646.07
75 Nickel and articles thereof 2,335,992 0.14 912,254156.07
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,347,108 0.33 4,501,18718.79
78 Lead and articles thereof 57,834 0.00 13941,507.19
79 Zinc and articles thereof 43,022 0.00 38,87910.66
80 Tin and articles thereof 53,899 0.00 50,1307.52
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,563,639 0.10 3,126,178-49.98
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,137,139 0.19 2,378,88731.87
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,316,492 0.20 2,656,44324.85
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 223,864,825 13.73 172,877,75729.49
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 138,234,826 8.48 127,157,0978.71
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 215,953 0.01 1,307,440-83.48
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 68,508,368 4.20 52,770,18929.82
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,086,997 0.07 35,5702,955.94
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 41,506,438 2.55 32,617,25327.25
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 337,019 0.02 223,65450.69
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 59,438 0.00 23,577152.10
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 5,620,126 0.34 5,592,8570.49
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 729,705 0.04 593,46522.96
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,902,335 0.36 4,380,59434.74
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 6,432 0.00 38,548-83.31
SS Classified 79,277,731 4.86 371 600 048-78.67

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia