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

Russia’s Trade with Greece

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Greece totaled $988,649,207, up 60.15% ($371,305,242) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Greece in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $927,982,859, up 65.37% ($366,822,411) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Greece in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $60,666,348, up 7.98% ($4,482,831) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Greece in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $867,316,511, a 71.75% increase ($362,339,580) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Greece was Russia’s 29th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 35th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.7074% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.5672% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Greece was Russia’s 21st largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 26th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 1.1051% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.8445% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Greece was Russia’s 66th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 63rd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1088% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.1325% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Greece

The major share of Russian exports to Greece 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) - 66.80% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (62.81% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 28.19% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (32.08% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 1.61% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (2.08% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 0.73% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (1.40% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 0.49% of Russia’s total exports to Greece (1.02% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Greece 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 $267,370,097;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $35,643,559;
  • Zinc and articles thereof (HS code 79) - an increase of $23,886,046;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $17,252,544;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $5,895,876;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $4,395,057.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s exports to Greece 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
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 732-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 35,521 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 13,496-100.00
10 Cereals 14,517,824 1.56 10,122,76743.42
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 4,068 0.00 43,784-90.71
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 9,302-100.00
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 161,180 0.02 334,024-51.75
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 9,470 0.00 2,543272.39
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 16,839 0.00 126,734-86.71
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 5,826-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 4,053-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 78 0.00 197,632-99.96
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 158,373 0.02 119,76732.23
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 689,925-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 18,682 0.00 4,286335.88
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 7-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 619,861,152 66.80 352,491,05575.85
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,193,776 0.13 1,641,397-27.27
29 Organic chemicals 82,293 0.01 8,805834.62
30 Pharmaceutical products 10,508 0.00 22,202-52.67
31 Fertilizers 3,556,938 0.38 4,843,815-26.57
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 6,300 0.00 12,954-51.37
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 626 0.00 0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 8,650-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 81,321 0.01 212,570-61.74
39 Plastics and articles thereof 468,192 0.05 289,92861.49
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,340,947 0.14 798,92467.84
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 365 0.00 0
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 2,513,807 0.27 2,087,43420.43
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,484,757 0.27 3,268,071-23.97
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 591,957 0.06 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,475,749 0.16 2,334,844-36.79
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 32,255 0.00 143,181-77.47
50 Silk 16 0.00 0
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 22 0.00 0
52 Cotton 1,321 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 592,571 0.06 118,839398.63
55 Man-made staple fibers 92 0.00 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 165 0.00 20,927-99.21
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 8 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2,014 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7,555 0.00 1,346461.29
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 11,503 0.00 6,89866.76
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 9,232 0.00 2635,407.69
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 54,248 0.01 74,149-26.84
69 Ceramic products 21,410 0.00 6293,303.82
70 Glass and glassware 649,581 0.07 43,5021,393.22
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 5,956-100.00
72 Iron and steel 1,311,376 0.14 2,107,828-37.79
73 Articles of iron or steel 20,049 0.00 422,915-95.26
74 Copper and articles thereof 150,676,495 16.24 115,032,93630.99
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 64,331,676 6.93 47,079,13236.65
78 Lead and articles thereof 6,082,582 0.66 186,7063,157.84
79 Zinc and articles thereof 38,694,513 4.17 14,808,467161.30
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 9,694 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 471,150 0.05 367,94728.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 997,387 0.11 851,17517.18
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 46,394 0.00 62,148-25.35
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 432 0.00 75,004-99.42
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 31,427 0.00 34,581-9.12
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 554 0.00 0
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1 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 117,267 0.01 7,7961,404.19
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 15,616 0.00 1,682828.42
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,113 0.00 9,856-78.56
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 35,734 0.00 1,2952,659.38
SS Classified 15,165,683 1.63 0

Russia’s Imports from Greece

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 27.30% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (26.58% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 18.44% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (33.24% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 18.00% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (14.81% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 16.35% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (12.79% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 6.58% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (5.08% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.55% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (2.29% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.34% of Russia’s total imports from Greece (1.15% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Greece in the 2nd quarter of 2017 over the 2nd 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) - an increase of $3,572,598;
  • Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof (HS code 43) - an increase of $2,748,172;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $2,576,599;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $2,352,470;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,489,972;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $1,319,792;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - an increase of $971,193;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $701,816;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $537,693;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $438,804;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $355,921;
  • Knitted or crocheted fabrics (HS code 60) - an increase of $341,944;
  • 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 $251,524;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $223,598.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $8,768,287;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $2,118,533;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $710,040;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - a decrease of $706,411;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $545,396;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $411,450;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $273,802.
Russia’s imports from Greece in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 8,022-100.00
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 971,193 1.60 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 104,405 0.17 28,555265.63
10 Cereals 0 0.00 13,404-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 977 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,564 0.00 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 6,278 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,735,589 2.86 2,445,629-29.03
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 10,271 0.02 10,1681.01
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 22,578 0.04 38,569-41.46
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 30,086 0.05 9,216226.45
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 43,478 0.07 26,85961.87
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,874,543 6.39 1,522,073154.56
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 106,106 0.17 62,60169.50
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,000,974 1.65 913,0849.63
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 53,612-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 3,014,274 4.97 3,188,608-5.47
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 912,041 1.50 1,185,843-23.09
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 93,780-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 27,377 0.05 4,344530.23
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 271,758 0.45 20,2341,243.08
29 Organic chemicals 5,439 0.01 14,466-62.40
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,808,401 7.93 3,318,42944.90
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,761,873 4.55 2,323,06918.89
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 896,358 1.48 1,602,769-44.07
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 580,727 0.96 673,721-13.80
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 10,055 0.02 1,039867.76
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 2,712,035 4.47 2,010,21934.91
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4,474,980 7.38 4,886,430-8.42
40 Rubber and articles thereof 41,296 0.07 84,370-51.05
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 77,551 0.13 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,422 0.00 32,617-95.64
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3,949,574 6.51 1,201,402228.75
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 7,323 0.01 6,38314.73
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 1,065 0.00 69852.58
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 542,832 0.89 319,23470.04
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 264,473 0.44 317,690-16.75
52 Cotton 4,910 0.01 19,382-74.67
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 2,603 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 1,020,196 1.68 934,6659.15
55 Man-made staple fibers 14,447 0.02 56,863-74.59
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,248,623 2.06 1,227,0791.76
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 356,026 0.59 105338,972.38
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 132,849 0.22 105,20626.28
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 5,237 0.01 6,417-18.39
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 394,349 0.65 52,405652.50
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 378,071 0.62 203,16086.10
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 96,683 0.16 68,70240.73
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 96,574 0.16 25,451279.45
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 242,984 0.40 156,42055.34
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,120 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,866,990 3.08 547,198241.19
69 Ceramic products 1,310 0.00 11,351-88.46
70 Glass and glassware 9,269 0.02 29,690-68.78
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 17,124 0.03 92,281-81.44
72 Iron and steel 212,866 0.35 109,58594.25
73 Articles of iron or steel 284,030 0.47 293,646-3.27
74 Copper and articles thereof 4,975,551 8.20 2,398,952107.41
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 24-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 2,673,239 4.41 3,218,635-16.94
78 Lead and articles thereof 3,508 0.01 2,96218.43
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,496,706 2.47 959,01356.07
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 272,358 0.45 205,40432.60
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,436,636 7.31 6,555,169-32.32
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 6,449,066 10.63 2,876,468124.20
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 253,766 0.42 283,132-10.37
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 68 0.00 8,768,355-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 45,503 0.08 190,045-76.06
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 45,008-100.00
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 339 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 139,100 0.23 87,55958.86
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 204,474 0.34 186,4469.67
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 54,367 0.09 49,6029.61
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5,630 0.01 0
SS Classified 880 0.00 0

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