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

Russia’s Trade with Iraq

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Iraq totaled $119,375,933, up 132.12% ($67,947,613) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Iraq in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $119,370,741, up 132.11% ($67,942,427) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Iraq in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $5,192, up 86,433.33% ($5,186) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Iraq in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $119,365,549, a 132.10% increase ($67,937,241) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Iraq was Russia’s 77th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 91st in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0854% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0473% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Iraq was Russia’s 66th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 77th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1422% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0774% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Iraq was Russia’s 177th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 205th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of Russia’s total imports (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Iraq

The major share of Russian exports to Iraq 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) - 50.20% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (10.26% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 13.96% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (17.99% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 9.44% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (58.58% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.57% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (5.70% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.80% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (2.55% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.53% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (3.83% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Iraq 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 $52,318,888;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $8,062,395;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $7,310,623;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2,037,304;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $1,336,991;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $751,040;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $668,493.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Iraq 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 $10,426,994;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5,457,897;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2,614,608;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $687,386;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $362,417.
Russia’s exports to Iraq in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
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 38,409 0.03 22,13773.51
10 Cereals 397,012 0.33 53,387643.65
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 52,414,540 43.91 95,65254,697.12
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 63,723-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,403,886 1.18 66,8951,998.64
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 126,918 0.11 85,73848.03
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 18,715 0.02 35,930-47.91
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 5,520,845 4.62 4,852,35213.78
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 519-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 3,347,713 2.80 1,310,409155.47
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 0 0.00 8-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 35,611 0.03 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,375,527 1.99 1,624,48746.23
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 163,238 0.14 8,6491,787.36
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 30,408 0.03 3169,522.78
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 3,413 0.00 12,857-73.45
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 241-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 186,793 0.16 95,78495.01
39 Plastics and articles thereof 84,577 0.07 4,9281,616.25
40 Rubber and articles thereof 137,916 0.12 220,759-37.53
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 4,000-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 10,202,121 8.55 2,891,498252.83
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 31,716 0.03 15211,340.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 384 0.00 40,860-99.06
52 Cotton 0 0.00 172-100.00
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 31-100.00
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 98-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 14,136-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 76,697-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 5,530-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 28,812-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 234,000-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,452 0.00 0
69 Ceramic products 12,962 0.01 0
70 Glass and glassware 3,886 0.00 113,958-96.59
72 Iron and steel 14,595,187 12.23 6,532,792123.41
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,989,229 1.67 1,997,677-0.42
74 Copper and articles thereof 393 0.00 687,779-99.94
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,556 0.01 3241,923.46
78 Lead and articles thereof 2 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 25-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 19,210 0.02 5,400255.74
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 55,306 0.05 27,70499.63
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,814,342 3.20 9,272,239-58.86
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 6,066,686 5.08 16,493,680-63.22
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,730 0.00 364,147-99.52
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,900 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,381,003 1.16 3,995,611-65.44
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 199,382 0.17 84,995134.58
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 11,410 0.01 1,363737.12
SS Classified 14,689,363 12.31 0

Russia’s Imports from Iraq

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

  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 100.00% of Russia’s total imports from Iraq (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $5,192.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Iraq 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 imports from Iraq 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
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 0 0.00 6-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,192 100.00 0

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia