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

Russia’s Trade with Turkey

In the 1st quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Turkey totaled $4,134,220,307, up 13.43% ($489,338,275) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Turkey in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $3,538,155,907, up 9.14% ($296,181,384) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Turkey in the 1st quarter of 2017 totaled $596,064,400, up 47.94% ($193,156,891) from the 1st quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Turkey in the 1st quarter of 2017 was $2,942,091,507, a 3.63% increase ($103,024,493) over the 1st quarter of 2016.

Turkey was Russia’s 8th largest trading partner in the 1st quarter of 2017 (just as in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 3.2160% of Russia’s total trade (down from 3.7546% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Turkey was Russia’s 5th largest export market in the 1st quarter of 2017 (down from 4th in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 4.2456% of Russia’s total exports (down from 5.2902% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Turkey was Russia’s 20th largest supplier in the 1st quarter of 2017 (up from 22nd in the 1st quarter of 2016), accounting for 1.3183% of Russia’s total imports (up from 1.1255% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Turkey

The major share of Russian exports to Turkey 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) - 54.30% of Russia’s total exports to Turkey (59.64% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 28.51% of Russia’s total exports to Turkey (22.09% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 10.50% of Russia’s total exports to Turkey (12.04% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.40% of Russia’s total exports to Turkey (3.52% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.12% of Russia’s total exports to Turkey (1.69% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Turkey 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 $315,988,828;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $20,698,152;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $19,396,308;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $19,306,628;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $15,030,046;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $13,685,558.

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $34,661,166;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $23,446,337;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $22,748,910;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $19,358,415;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $12,983,150.
Russia’s exports to Turkey in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
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 12,000 0.00 0
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 422,413 0.01 247,55970.63
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 14,395,074 0.41 33,753,489-57.35
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 207,279-100.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 58,590-100.00
10 Cereals 129,155,769 3.65 152,602,106-15.36
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 2,314,034 0.07 1,808,99527.92
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 29,790,568 0.84 14,760,522101.83
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 381,431 0.01 253,85250.26
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 119,633,762 3.38 120,432,906-0.66
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,815,125 0.14 5,009,417-3.88
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 138,054 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 3,863-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 4,846,651 0.14 1,008,491380.58
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 3,019,933 0.09 2,105,75643.41
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 60,279,741 1.70 46,594,18329.37
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,262,067 0.06 11,593,790-80.49
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 17,586 0.00 15117,140.00
26 Ores, slag and ash 34,391,734 0.97 24,203,68142.09
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,886,722,167 53.33 1,909,471,077-1.19
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 15,358,112 0.43 8,775,76375.01
29 Organic chemicals 44,429,343 1.26 35,994,72023.43
30 Pharmaceutical products 28,904 0.00 252,180-88.54
31 Fertilizers 30,547,048 0.86 40,706,561-24.96
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 7,390,207 0.21 8,341,767-11.41
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 349,620 0.01 263,07932.90
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 258,338 0.01 195,87331.89
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,620 0.00 0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 3,210 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,851,121 0.05 2,928,470-36.79
39 Plastics and articles thereof 30,648,585 0.87 11,341,957170.22
40 Rubber and articles thereof 24,677,265 0.70 5,280,957367.29
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 606,579 0.02 54,9261,004.36
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 212 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 12,982,120 0.37 25,965,270-50.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 528,855 0.01 368,45943.53
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 25,937,701 0.73 28,426,539-8.76
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 10,473 0.00 2,023417.70
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 6,750-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 1,465,147 0.04 72,3641,924.69
55 Man-made staple fibers 401,127 0.01 129,413209.96
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 275,928 0.01 103,460166.70
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 353 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 26,489 0.00 40,529-34.64
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,732 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 3,272 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 731 0.00 4,082-82.09
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 59 0.00 144-59.03
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 260,890 0.01 165,94057.22
69 Ceramic products 190,071 0.01 525,149-63.81
70 Glass and glassware 6,215,694 0.18 14,529,579-57.22
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 821,318,525 23.21 505,329,69762.53
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,191,759 0.12 1,774,586136.21
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 8,525-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 171,741,972 4.85 206,403,138-16.79
78 Lead and articles thereof 8,962,364 0.25 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 590 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,624,747 0.07 2,796,850-6.15
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 25,830 0.00 4605,515.22
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,526,552 0.10 6,635,795-46.86
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 1,021,301 0.03 2,433,824-58.04
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 978,703 0.03 1,105,524-11.47
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 25,842,270 0.73 5,144,118402.37
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 282,915 0.01 410,871-31.14
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 18,245 0.00 89,603-79.64
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 16,161 0.00 3,709335.72
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 548,022 0.02 1,239,052-55.77
SS Classified 5,030 0.00 7 246-30.58

Russia’s Imports from Turkey

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 30.30% of Russia’s total imports from Turkey (30.20% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 30.15% of Russia’s total imports from Turkey (31.86% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 14.50% of Russia’s total imports from Turkey (10.52% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.17% of Russia’s total imports from Turkey (15.15% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 6.63% of Russia’s total imports from Turkey (6.52% in the 1st quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.19% of Russia’s total imports from Turkey (1.55% in the 1st quarter of 2016).

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $61,704,161;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $24,163,186;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $17,911,822;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $17,112,870;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $16,243,611;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $13,801,269;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $10,374,845;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $6,524,608;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $6,024,488;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $5,957,184;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $5,146,253;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $4,508,094;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $3,809,941;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $3,630,067;
  • Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) (HS code 42) - an increase of $3,194,830;
  • 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 $2,554,390.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Turkey 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) - a decrease of $15,508,162;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $13,199,919.
Russia’s imports from Turkey in the 1st quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q1 2017,
US dollars ($)
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 8,418,206 1.41 4,788,13975.81
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 11,037,258 1.85 662,4131,566.22
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 5,050-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,154,273 0.19 16,662,435-93.07
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 123,253,317 20.68 61,549,156100.25
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 603,422 0.10 419,89143.71
10 Cereals 637,565 0.11 0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 23,676 0.00 44,719-47.06
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 25,668,451 4.31 24,085,5086.57
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 0 0.00 13,055-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 25,530 0.00 171,072-85.08
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 1,120-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,511,835 0.25 1,675,556-9.77
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 725,437 0.12 166,713335.14
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 337,627 0.06 225,25549.89
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,720,899 0.46 2,362,50715.17
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,662,338 0.28 366,978352.98
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 17,426 0.00 0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 53,920 0.01 125,112-56.90
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 1,853,408 0.31 15,053,327-87.69
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6,680,989 1.12 6,058,21910.28
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 98,600-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 432,220 0.07 79,048446.78
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,817,963 0.98 4,932,83617.94
29 Organic chemicals 797,806 0.13 764,0094.42
30 Pharmaceutical products 10,190,827 1.71 4,166,339144.60
31 Fertilizers 127,549 0.02 94,08435.57
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,941,854 0.49 2,125,24138.42
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 5,706,767 0.96 5,231,4229.09
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 10,089,086 1.69 9,411,5877.20
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 488,338 0.08 304,17560.55
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,397,236 0.74 4,993,530-11.94
39 Plastics and articles thereof 25,810,890 4.33 20,664,63724.90
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12,159,538 2.04 8,349,59745.63
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 357,383 0.06 448,634-20.34
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,454,560 0.75 1,259,730253.61
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,462,309 0.25 630,954131.76
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 524,338 0.09 710,761-26.23
45 Cork and articles of cork 8,063 0.00 1,126616.07
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,759,858 0.30 2,684,447-34.44
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 81,686 0.01 33,230145.82
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 43,063 0.01 169,909-74.66
52 Cotton 2,895,411 0.49 2,598,54111.42
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 5,492 0.00 4,53621.08
54 Man-made filaments 1,502,756 0.25 1,227,73122.40
55 Man-made staple fibers 3,904,040 0.65 2,154,37581.21
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,226,756 0.21 1,833,191-33.08
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 246,514 0.04 317,236-22.29
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,249,185 0.21 288,589332.86
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 604,947 0.10 232,584160.10
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2,344,954 0.39 1,143,942104.99
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 29,153,376 4.89 12,909,765125.82
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 29,135,679 4.89 12,022,809142.34
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,112,071 0.35 1,601,53631.88
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 11,824,340 1.98 5,867,156101.53
65 Headgear and parts thereof 127,600 0.02 16,596668.86
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 33,968 0.01 3,175969.86
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,158,235 0.36 1,098,32096.50
69 Ceramic products 1,879,990 0.32 1,055,94278.04
70 Glass and glassware 1,919,560 0.32 1,663,28915.41
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 56,092 0.01 30,54083.67
72 Iron and steel 5,534,950 0.93 1,026,856439.02
73 Articles of iron or steel 18,176,485 3.05 11,651,87756.00
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,032,907 0.51 1,276,509137.59
75 Nickel and articles thereof 108,790 0.02 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 3,473,025 0.58 3,249,8176.87
79 Zinc and articles thereof 32,840 0.01 23,51739.64
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 64,166 0.01 3,6731,646.96
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,247,337 0.21 1,574,280-20.77
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 7,819,680 1.31 7,481,8294.52
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 80,603,138 13.52 56,439,95242.81
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 22,094,528 3.71 19,540,13813.07
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 50,853 0.01 2,7021,782.05
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 61,435,299 10.31 43,523,47741.15
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 14,400,000 2.42 598,7312,305.09
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,994,875 0.33 1,557,28328.10
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 2,272 0.00 2,560-11.25
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 15,510 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 6,251,901 1.05 4,873,49128.28
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 341,087 0.06 306,30411.36
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,087,158 0.35 1,708,45922.17
SS Classified 879,722 0.15 406 080116.64

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