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

Russia’s Trade with Iran

In the 1st quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Iran was $398,720,569, down 1.91% ($7,776,162) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Iran in the 1st quarter of 2017 were $274,900,293, down 9.44% ($28,659,766) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Iran in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $123,820,276, up 20.29% ($20,883,604) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Iran in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $151,080,017, a 24.69% decrease ($49,543,370) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Iran was Russia’s 47th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 43rd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.3102% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.4187% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Iran was Russia’s 45th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 36th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.3299% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.4953% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Iran was Russia’s 46th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 50th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2738% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.2876% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Iran

The major share of Russian exports to Iran 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) - 36.85% of Russia’s total exports to Iran (35.86% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 21.79% of Russia’s total exports to Iran (9.40% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 16.97% of Russia’s total exports to Iran (9.46% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 15.63% of Russia’s total exports to Iran (41.03% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 7.60% of Russia’s total exports to Iran (0.97% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $28,063,354;
  • 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 $25,518,082;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $15,311,362;
  • 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 $14,658,561;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $6,841,405;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $5,714,023;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $5,609,572;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $4,847,148;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $3,751,696;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $3,280,060;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $1,648,417;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $1,357,847;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $1,072,500;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $883,826.

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

  • 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 $63,457,491;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $49,578,387;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $27,267,790;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $1,602,316;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $1,028,141.
Russia’s exports to Iran in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 29,920-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,120,495 0.41 236,669373.44
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 205-100.00
10 Cereals 52,579,258 19.13 79,847,048-34.15
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 24,258 0.01 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 6,542,474 2.38 1,695,326285.91
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 39,587,317 14.40 24,275,95563.07
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 62,463 0.02 206,076-69.69
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 42,126 0.02 92,621-54.52
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 43,234 0.02 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 289,057 0.11 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 102,988 0.04 207,214-50.30
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 22,124 0.01 0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 660,334 0.24 2,262,650-70.82
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 234,010 0.09 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,706 0.00 409,165.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 374,858 0.14 88,304324.51
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 15,905,603 5.79 1,247,0421,175.47
29 Organic chemicals 895,343 0.33 268,509233.45
31 Fertilizers 15,133 0.01 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,472,995 0.54 400,495267.79
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 41,528 0.02 48,770-14.85
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 17,268 0.01 42,352-59.23
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 157 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 574,753 0.21 56,363919.73
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,570,214 0.57 838,80287.20
40 Rubber and articles thereof 404,690 0.15 44,575807.89
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 630-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 28,084,804 10.22 21,243,39932.20
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 5,010,166 1.82 1,258,470298.12
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 9,623,289 3.50 3,909,266146.17
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,941,372 1.43 2,292,95571.89
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 5,279-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 647,209 0.24 390,52365.73
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 473,071 0.17 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 378-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 5,941 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 101 0.00 3,373-97.01
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 1,999-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 137 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 68 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 269,516 0.10 26,618912.53
70 Glass and glassware 280 0.00 45,440-99.38
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 298,878-100.00
72 Iron and steel 56,458,798 20.54 28,395,44498.83
73 Articles of iron or steel 3,388,165 1.23 108,1053,034.14
74 Copper and articles thereof 6,030 0.00 854606.09
75 Nickel and articles thereof 353 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,699 0.00 4,174-11.38
78 Lead and articles thereof 1 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 25,315 0.01 11,099128.08
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 13,424 0.00 9451,320.53
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,011,310 2.91 2,401,738233.56
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 3,283,281 1.19 66,740,772-95.08
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 25,624,734 9.32 106,65223,926.49
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,577,849 0.94 52,156,236-95.06
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 998,683 0.36 2,026,824-50.73
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,484,643 0.90 1,126,796120.51
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 19,511 0.01 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 103,255 0.04 0
SS Classified 1,258,902 0.46 9 114 276-86.19

Russia’s Imports from Iran

The major share of Russian imports from Iran 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) - 83.40% of Russia’s total imports from Iran (75.87% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.93% of Russia’s total imports from Iran (16.59% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.15% of Russia’s total imports from Iran (0.39% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.59% of Russia’s total imports from Iran (0.53% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.10% of Russia’s total imports from Iran (5.68% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $18,229,501;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $8,815,928;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $3,845,407;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $2,464,688;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $2,025,227;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1,492,721;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $777,857;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $777,775;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $730,796;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - an increase of $647,801;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $596,205.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Iran 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 $14,663,119;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $4,849,401;
  • 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) - a decrease of $510,105.
Russia’s imports from Iran in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q1 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q1 2017
over Q1 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 542,937 0.44 266,467103.75
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,464,688 1.99 0
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 230-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 61,964,298 50.04 43,734,79741.68
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 32,079,468 25.91 31,348,6722.33
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 354,462 0.29 400,704-11.54
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 11,918 0.01 9,55224.77
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 16,725 0.01 21,099-20.73
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 140,941 0.11 90,10856.41
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 11,731 0.01 31,678-62.97
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 61,868 0.05 24,749149.98
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 23,593 0.02 66,142-64.33
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,764,580 3.04 1,739,353116.44
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,570,544 1.27 77,8231,918.10
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 43 0.00 25,028-99.83
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 263,463 0.21 266,379-1.09
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,145,042 0.92 367,185211.84
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 136,860-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 821,291 0.66 43,5161,787.33
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 14,663,119-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 731,729 0.59 798,742-8.39
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,815,928 7.12 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,104 0.00 0
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 1,270 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 47,126 0.04 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,458,380 1.18 1,610,488-9.44
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0 0.00 603-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 292 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,405 0.00 3,350-28.21
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 154 0.00 996-84.54
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 342 0.00 5,646-93.94
54 Man-made filaments 203,906 0.16 71,440185.42
55 Man-made staple fibers 55,072 0.04 43,39826.90
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 43,760 0.04 38,77012.87
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 173 0.00 101,411-99.83
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 24,312-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 9,438 0.01 18,100-47.86
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 59,206 0.05 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,314 0.01 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 406,179 0.33 157,633157.67
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,648 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 435,443 0.35 87,165399.56
69 Ceramic products 88,445 0.07 132,250-33.12
70 Glass and glassware 923,615 0.75 275,814234.87
73 Articles of iron or steel 9,240 0.01 165,228-94.41
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,888,315 3.14 42,9088,961.98
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 110,586-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 56 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 1,595-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 82,648-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6,326 0.01 788,010.26
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 243,372 0.20 5,092,773-95.22
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 10,404 0.01 9,04715.00
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 0 0.00 510,105-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 429,668 0.35 152,877181.05
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 676,733 0.55 80,528740.37
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 11,025 0.01 4,694134.87
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 14,616 0.01 2656,115.38

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia