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Russian trade in goods with Argentina in Q2 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 second quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Argentina

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Argentina totaled $309,198,034, up 16.34% ($43,422,498) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $94,033,131, up 117.50% ($50,799,758) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $215,164,903, down 3.31% ($7,377,260) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $121,131,772, a 32.45% decrease ($58,177,018) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Argentina was Russia’s 58th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 52nd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2212% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2442% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Argentina was Russia’s 71st largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 81st in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1120% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0651% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Argentina was Russia’s 47th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 36th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.3857% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.5250% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Argentina

The major share of Russian exports to Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 76.00% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (35.24% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.45% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (53.04% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.77% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (1.85% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.86% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (6.87% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.61% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (2.68% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $56,630,881;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $736,539;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $511,209;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $323,750.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $4,110,624;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,689,951;
  • 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 $776,042;
  • 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 $530,654;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $404,158;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $318,257.
Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 121,950-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 130,802 0.14 11,1001,078.40
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 404,158-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 71,460,596 76.00 14,829,715381.87
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 482,848 0.51 1,258,890-61.64
29 Organic chemicals 223,626 0.24 0
31 Fertilizers 17,691,468 18.81 17,180,2592.98
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 30,825-100.00
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 60,806 0.06 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 533-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 128,299 0.14 28,594348.69
39 Plastics and articles thereof 277,191 0.29 4,387,815-93.68
40 Rubber and articles thereof 366,617 0.39 42,867755.24
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 150,402 0.16 21,461600.82
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,514,226 1.61 777,68794.71
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 262 0.00 0
52 Cotton 0 0.00 350-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 700-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 1,305-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,200 0.00 560114.29
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,750 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 507 0.00 548-7.48
69 Ceramic products 126,407 0.13 0
70 Glass and glassware 33,210 0.04 9253,490.27
72 Iron and steel 300,794 0.32 619,051-51.41
73 Articles of iron or steel 210,189 0.22 356,568-41.05
74 Copper and articles thereof 761 0.00 5,811-86.90
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 60,780 0.06 148,012-58.94
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 93-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 12,736-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 251 0.00 15,165-98.34
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 2,478-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 324,404 0.34 2,014,355-83.90
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 403,628 0.43 934,282-56.80
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 49,894 0.05 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 28,997 0.03 22,80027.18
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 2,100 0.00 0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 1,780-100.00
SS Classified 116 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Argentina

The major share of Russian imports from Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (and in the 2nd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 84.61% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (84.67% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.10% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (13.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.97% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (1.91% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $15,481,837;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $6,318,619;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $5,192,804;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $2,040,196;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $1,611,624.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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 $27,475,310;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $8,255,048;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $884,556;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $671,244.
Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 38,561,884 17.92 23,080,04767.08
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 15,356,688 7.14 10,163,88451.09
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 18,506,443 8.60 16,466,24712.39
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 270,454 0.13 178,13851.82
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 2,835,598 1.32 1,223,974131.67
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 82,660,736 38.42 76,342,1178.28
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 627,647 0.29 784,323-19.98
10 Cereals 367,574 0.17 231,13559.03
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 14,784 0.01 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 11,416,075 5.31 19,671,123-41.97
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,251,351 0.58 740,11369.08
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 76,812 0.04 48,75257.56
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 39,367-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 422,846 0.20 1,307,402-67.66
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 200,939-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,387,584 1.11 3,058,828-21.94
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 27,475,310-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7,294,157 3.39 7,411,440-1.58
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 158,375-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 3,448,546 1.60 3,205,0807.60
29 Organic chemicals 72,374 0.03 448,389-83.86
30 Pharmaceutical products 22,138,358 10.29 22,121,1000.08
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 194,137 0.09 344,029-43.57
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 26,517 0.01 15,82267.60
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 4,863 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,659,292 0.77 1,782,936-6.93
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1 0.00 72,675-100.00
39 Plastics and articles thereof 487,038 0.23 733,773-33.63
40 Rubber and articles thereof 145,533 0.07 195,795-25.67
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 77,490 0.04 0
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3,390 0.00 452,532-99.25
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 1,994-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 195-100.00
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 413,429 0.19 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,491 0.00 892,698.88
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,970 0.00 901340.62
70 Glass and glassware 3,428 0.00 6,108-43.88
73 Articles of iron or steel 114,069 0.05 156,880-27.29
74 Copper and articles thereof 469 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 17,574 0.01 5053,380.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 23,132 0.01 135,089-82.88
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 17,377 0.01 13,77626.14
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,730,655 1.27 2,597,6555.12
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 76,516 0.04 25,118204.63
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,062,279 0.49 1,047,6991.39
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 371,294 0.17 589,816-37.05
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 6,776 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 13,272 0.01 1,0921,115.38
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 11,601-100.00

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