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

Russia’s Trade with Belgium

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Belgium totaled $2,539,136,282, up 19.33% ($411,243,477) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Belgium in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $1,719,210,397, up 7.80% ($124,444,486) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Belgium in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $819,925,885, up 53.80% ($286,798,991) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Belgium in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $899,284,512, a 15.29% decrease ($162,354,505) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Belgium was Russia’s 16th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 1.8168% of Russia’s total trade (down from 1.9551% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Belgium was Russia’s 15th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 12th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 2.0473% of Russia’s total exports (down from 2.4000% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Belgium was Russia’s 16th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 21st in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 1.4698% of Russia’s total imports (up from 1.2576% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Belgium

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

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 45.99% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (46.06% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 29.95% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (30.11% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 14.49% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (14.81% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.93% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (4.98% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.54% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (1.30% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.03% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (1.29% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 0.65% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (1.16% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $56,141,061;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $41,557,007;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $22,337,040;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $17,073,433;
  • 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 $12,991,652;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $7,241,056;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $6,692,571;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $6,152,695.

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

  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $20,080,512;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $6,592,078;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5,400,380.
Russia’s exports to Belgium in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,559,221 0.09 1,996,267-21.89
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 3,264-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 25,163 0.00 336,361-92.52
10 Cereals 2,153,927 0.13 304,211608.04
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 11,440,659 0.67 14,231,734-19.61
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 17,640-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 312,949 0.02 747,036-58.11
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 1,699,235 0.10 248,140584.79
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 3,778 0.00 0
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 14,092-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 51,076 0.00 45,13413.17
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 441,726 0.03 2,591,975-82.96
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 24,902,934 1.45 29,664,991-16.05
26 Ores, slag and ash 35,706,564 2.08 13,369,524167.07
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 454,219,694 26.42 437,146,2613.91
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 54,422,900 3.17 41,431,24831.36
29 Organic chemicals 8,174,731 0.48 7,509,1008.86
30 Pharmaceutical products 0 0.00 1,700-100.00
31 Fertilizers 15,978,185 0.93 9,285,61472.07
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,253 0.00 98,181-95.67
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 410,609 0.02 462,058-11.13
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 9,067 0.00 353,821-97.44
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,652 0.00 1,366,650-99.29
39 Plastics and articles thereof 10,454,039 0.61 3,212,983225.37
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12,554,511 0.73 15,764,708-20.36
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,544 0.00 788222.84
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 16,505,908 0.96 10,353,21359.43
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,599,982 0.09 2,427,719-34.10
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 8,390,111 0.49 7,879,8676.48
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,392 0.00 10,066-76.24
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2,267 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 304,654 0.02 1,20525,182.49
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 114 0.00 256-55.47
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 42,092 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 13,614-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,695 0.00 418,912.20
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 58 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 699 0.00 13,804-94.94
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 59 0.00 30,695-99.81
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 360,855 0.02 55,100554.91
69 Ceramic products 80,129 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 6,215,496 0.36 4,383,07741.81
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 790,630,143 45.99 734,489,0827.64
72 Iron and steel 228,119,974 13.27 186,562,96722.28
73 Articles of iron or steel 802,654 0.05 753,1896.57
74 Copper and articles thereof 18,272,923 1.06 24,865,001-26.51
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,743,030-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,031,178 0.06 21,111,690-95.12
78 Lead and articles thereof 929,581 0.05 600154,830.17
79 Zinc and articles thereof 0 0.00 63-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 0 0.00 1,028-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10,844 0.00 131,437-91.75
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 20,855 0.00 5,990248.16
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 8,694,627 0.51 14,095,007-38.31
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 520,219 0.03 1,616,522-67.82
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 150 0.00 51,328-99.71
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 464,289 0.03 2,146,192-78.37
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,497,242 0.09 572,554161.50
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 159,600 0.01 80,22298.95
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 94,645-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 230 0.00 58,806-99.61
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 9,960 0.00 14,420-30.93

Russia’s Imports from Belgium

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 45.21% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (17.75% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 36.14% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (57.08% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 4.65% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (6.22% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.50% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (6.17% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.15% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (4.72% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 3.06% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (3.02% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.12% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (2.02% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $227,937,542;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $26,735,667;
  • 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 $21,814,802;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $3,861,533;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $3,328,900.

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

  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - a decrease of $12,657,005.
Russia’s imports from Belgium in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
01 Live animals 396,644 0.05 292,16535.76
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 121,718 0.01 305,145-60.11
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 11,588 0.00 8491,264.90
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 939,523 0.11 764,64922.87
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 27,219 0.00 0
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 6,609 0.00 11,218-41.09
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 378,905 0.05 503,410-24.73
10 Cereals 0 0.00 953-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,672,789 0.20 1,172,55442.66
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 31,940 0.00 25,31426.18
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 214,199 0.03 143,41149.36
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 50 0.00 112-55.36
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,932,634 0.36 2,319,23226.45
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 528,819 0.06 682,125-22.47
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,098,393 0.26 1,791,91917.10
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 4,481,932 0.55 4,661,672-3.86
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,525,918 0.67 5,558,618-0.59
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,606,320 0.32 2,694,643-3.28
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,324,296 0.28 2,480,147-6.28
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 6,902,998 0.84 4,776,23744.53
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 6,856,490 0.84 4,591,50049.33
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 81,509 0.01 370,898-78.02
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 112,263 0.01 279,666-59.86
26 Ores, slag and ash 1,061,514 0.13 369,862187.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 24,641,333 3.01 24,508,7200.54
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,978,014 0.36 2,070,16143.85
29 Organic chemicals 37,113,157 4.53 35,505,4314.53
30 Pharmaceutical products 59,117,843 7.21 59,112,8680.01
31 Fertilizers 1,976,923 0.24 2,259,426-12.50
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 18,928,832 2.31 16,710,20713.28
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 17,981,122 2.19 18,388,521-2.22
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 28,415,457 3.47 27,173,0474.57
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 4,293,620 0.52 4,356,086-1.43
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 7,965,769 0.97 8,175,744-2.57
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 43,775,499 5.34 56,432,504-22.43
39 Plastics and articles thereof 68,746,672 8.38 68,887,705-0.20
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,063,389 0.62 5,257,507-3.69
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 563 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 277,769 0.03 174,34959.32
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 808 0.00 79922.78
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,160,003 0.51 3,740,80911.21
45 Cork and articles of cork 28 0.00 3,420-99.18
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 552 0.00 33465.27
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,643,379 0.44 4,518,241-19.36
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,382,068 0.17 2,484,908-44.38
50 Silk 14,385 0.00 5,330169.89
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 4,365 0.00 17,885-75.59
52 Cotton 24,620 0.00 18,37733.97
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 80,466 0.01 70,89613.50
54 Man-made filaments 1,487,411 0.18 658,064126.03
55 Man-made staple fibers 4,563,930 0.56 702,397549.77
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,751,511 0.21 1,363,60828.45
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 6,028,643 0.74 4,878,88823.57
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 129,701 0.02 91,13642.32
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,348,473 0.29 2,488,561-5.63
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,211,546 0.15 148,988713.18
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 147,410 0.02 9,5231,447.94
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 154,016 0.02 65,546134.97
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7,109,794 0.87 5,552,87928.04
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 24,772 0.00 9,263167.43
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,591 0.00 2,076-23.36
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 788 0.00 2,975-73.51
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,744 0.00 1,08760.44
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,271,083 0.28 2,168,3844.74
69 Ceramic products 3,008,000 0.37 2,994,4170.45
70 Glass and glassware 4,085,125 0.50 4,841,496-15.62
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,721,880 0.21 241,543612.87
72 Iron and steel 26,611,245 3.25 23,282,34514.30
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,433,532 0.66 5,798,995-6.30
74 Copper and articles thereof 700,498 0.09 394,60577.52
75 Nickel and articles thereof 158,210 0.02 126,54225.03
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 932,339 0.11 702,78032.66
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 12,475-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 395,355 0.05 145,107172.46
80 Tin and articles thereof 149,644 0.02 608,678-75.41
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 665,955 0.08 164,353305.20
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 722,032 0.09 896,684-19.48
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,131,672 0.14 782,47244.63
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 283,211,231 34.54 55,273,689412.38
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 33,100,827 4.04 11,286,025193.29
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 143,585 0.02 241,291-40.49
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 48,922,263 5.97 22,186,596120.50
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,263,111 0.15 490,410157.56
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,041,704 0.49 5,143,081-21.41
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 3,657 0.00 992268.65
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 815,401 0.10 1,217,667-33.04
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 923,120 0.11 1,024,343-9.88
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 4,590,852 0.56 3,422,04934.16
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 47,664 0.01 36,03032.29
SS Classified 13,664 0.00 0

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