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

Russia’s Trade with Iran

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Iran was $337,956,814, down 3.95% ($13,916,533) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Iran in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $234,025,484, down 19.45% ($56,514,771) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Iran in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $103,931,330, up 69.45% ($42,598,238) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Iran in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $130,094,154, a 43.24% decrease ($99,113,009) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Iran was Russia’s 54th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 48th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2418% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3233% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Iran was Russia’s 48th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 39th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2787% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.4372% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Iran was Russia’s 56th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 61st in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1863% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.1447% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Iran

The major share of Russian exports to Iran 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) - 49.67% of Russia’s total exports to Iran (28.52% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 22.85% of Russia’s total exports to Iran (12.27% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 18.17% of Russia’s total exports to Iran (8.89% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.29% of Russia’s total exports to Iran (47.32% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.11% of Russia’s total exports to Iran (2.54% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $26,610,611;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $16,411,616;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $16,337,442;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $8,391,819;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $2,063,312;
  • 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 $1,613,329;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $1,483,326;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $922,523;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $737,629.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Iran 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) - a decrease of $93,602,984;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $26,784,929;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $3,198,403;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $2,270,592;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $2,128,936;
  • 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 $1,371,677;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $1,161,889;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $766,254.
Russia’s exports to Iran in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
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 128,506 0.05 74,25073.07
10 Cereals 64,029,398 27.36 64,795,652-1.18
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 9,440,631 4.03 1,048,812800.13
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 42,126,062 18.00 15,515,451171.51
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,694 0.00 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 62,723 0.03 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 43,887 0.02 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 85,151 0.04 0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 251,697 0.11 1,413,586-82.19
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 76,738 0.03 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 301,829 0.13 551,415-45.26
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,404,589 1.88 2,791,26057.80
29 Organic chemicals 571,548 0.24 2,842,140-79.89
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 1,342,613 0.57 604,984121.93
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 35,878-100.00
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 9,047 0.00 8,9251.37
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,262 0.00 1242,530.65
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,446 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 96,231 0.04 72,00133.65
39 Plastics and articles thereof 728,949 0.31 984,743-25.98
40 Rubber and articles thereof 112,321 0.05 54,075107.71
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 6,741 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 43,772,657 18.70 27,361,04159.98
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 0 0.00 6-100.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,251,719 1.39 1,768,39383.88
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,448,055 2.76 4,384,74347.06
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 14,013 0.01 2,142,949-99.35
54 Man-made filaments 440,424 0.19 433,7531.54
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,203,966 0.51 281,443327.78
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 29,113 0.01 3,161821.01
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,497 0.00 650130.31
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 12 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 32 0.00 124-74.19
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,084 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 119 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 13,587 0.01 2,338481.14
69 Ceramic products 252 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 1,487 0.00 12,269-87.88
72 Iron and steel 40,922,674 17.49 24,585,23266.45
73 Articles of iron or steel 882,136 0.38 1,022,113-13.69
74 Copper and articles thereof 5,746 0.00 1,595260.25
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 694,648 0.30 225,741207.72
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10,379 0.00 1,339675.13
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,552 0.00 0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,235,591 0.96 5,433,994-58.86
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 2,534,399 1.08 96,137,383-97.36
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 97,825 0.04 1,469,502-93.34
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,149,934 1.77 30,934,863-86.58
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 138,840 0.06 169,270-17.98
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 3,212,466 1.37 3,348,983-4.08
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 221 0.00 587-62.35
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 6-100.00
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 9,357 0.00 24,992-62.56
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 403 0.00 32822.87
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 407 0.00 161152.80
SS Classified 119,826 0.05 0

Russia’s Imports from Iran

The major share of Russian imports from Iran 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) - 48.48% of Russia’s total imports from Iran (72.46% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 39.04% of Russia’s total imports from Iran (0.13% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 6.17% of Russia’s total imports from Iran (21.70% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.50% of Russia’s total imports from Iran (2.01% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.65% of Russia’s total imports from Iran (1.14% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 0.39% of Russia’s total imports from Iran (1.65% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $40,463,112;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $4,639,335;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $3,672,363;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,887,246;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $1,104,865;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $1,051,764;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $975,893;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $766,984;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $745,443;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $516,264.

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

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $8,831,737;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $3,954,801;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - a decrease of $589,703.
Russia’s imports from Iran in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 437,104 0.42 342,11527.77
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 3,850,321 3.70 177,9582,063.61
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 14,081,229 13.55 18,036,030-21.93
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 25,123,436 24.17 20,484,10122.65
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 149,304 0.14 128,38216.30
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 10,203 0.01 44,188-76.91
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 38,002 0.04 39,225-3.12
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 27,668 0.03 92,986-70.24
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 220 0.00 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 40-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 23,132 0.02 6543,437.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 28,596 0.03 7,135300.78
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 73,890 0.07 100,488-26.47
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 4,879,337 4.69 4,112,35318.65
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,615,899 1.55 564,135186.44
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 2,358-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 44,973 0.04 308,908-85.44
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,243,459 1.20 267,566364.73
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 471,222 0.45 431,5869.18
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 5,602 0.01 0
29 Organic chemicals 2,695,776 2.59 808,530233.42
30 Pharmaceutical products 60,300 0.06 8,892,037-99.32
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 3,223 0.00 3,320-2.92
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 16,639 0.02 5882,729.76
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 34,807 0.03 19417,841.75
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 126,524 0.12 86214,577.96
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 852 0.00 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,463,159 3.33 3,606,634-3.98
40 Rubber and articles thereof 5,691 0.01 1045,372.12
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 920-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 0 0.00 465-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,380 0.00 3,2204.97
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 150 0.00 10,977-98.63
54 Man-made filaments 100,452 0.10 37,623167.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 57,009-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 52,228 0.05 36,14044.52
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 87,775 0.08 677,478-87.04
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 4,062-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 240 0.00 16050.00
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 1,350-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 160,578 0.15 196,378-18.23
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,177,189 1.13 72,3241,527.66
69 Ceramic products 238,408 0.23 90,723162.79
70 Glass and glassware 389,972 0.38 316,38423.26
73 Articles of iron or steel 44,232 0.04 43,3821.96
74 Copper and articles thereof 40,463,112 38.93 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 11,031-100.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 71,299 0.07 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 754 0.00 18,138-95.84
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 6,912-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,209,751 1.16 693,48774.44
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 117,687 0.11 7,0701,564.60
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 408,954 0.39 246,19966.11
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 169,270-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 862,369 0.83 116,926637.53
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 140 0.00 3,733-96.25
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 19,654 0.02 37,662-47.81
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 12,170 0.01 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 268 0.00 21,592-98.76

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia