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

Russia’s Trade with Ireland

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Ireland totaled $342,854,343, up 16.62% ($48,860,166) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Ireland in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $76,115,832, up 80.23% ($33,883,032) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Ireland in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $266,738,511, up 5.95% ($14,977,134) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with Ireland in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $190,622,679, a 9.02% decrease ($18,905,898) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Ireland was Russia’s 53rd largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 50th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2453% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.2701% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Ireland was Russia’s 76th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 82nd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0906% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0636% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Ireland was Russia’s 36th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 32nd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.4782% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.5939% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Ireland

The major share of Russian exports to Ireland 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) - 71.76% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (40.65% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 21.78% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (48.78% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.02% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (1.64% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.95% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (1.93% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.87% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (4.79% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 0.04% of Russia’s total exports to Ireland (1.70% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Ireland 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 $37,456,355;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $957,122;
  • 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 $815,497;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $492,037;
  • 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 $237,369.

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

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $4,913,060;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $696,757;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $640,235.
Russia’s exports to Ireland in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 0 0.00 57,051-100.00
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 114,978 0.15 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 36-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 211,767-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 101,424 0.13 56,28880.19
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,322,653 1.74 365,531261.84
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,007 0.00 6,407-53.07
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 54,619,153 71.76 17,162,798218.24
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,398,909 1.84 583,412139.78
29 Organic chemicals 46,966 0.06 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,366 0.01 6,67325.37
31 Fertilizers 15,081,972 19.81 19,995,032-24.57
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 105 0.00 10,094-98.96
39 Plastics and articles thereof 33,474 0.04 4,868587.63
40 Rubber and articles thereof 4,480 0.01 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,171,164 1.54 679,12772.45
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 309,664 0.41 135,796128.04
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 2,076-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 397 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,749 0.00 2,130-17.89
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 64 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 171 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 343-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 79,046 0.10 74,1396.62
70 Glass and glassware 236 0.00 247-4.45
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 357,286 0.47 119,917197.94
72 Iron and steel 20,950 0.03 717,707-97.08
73 Articles of iron or steel 10,441 0.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 427 0.00 86396.51
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 17,223 0.02 41,196-58.19
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 966,719 1.27 906,2316.67
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 0 0.00 170-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 113 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 435,654 0.57 1,075,889-59.51
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 287-100.00
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 0 0.00 17,317-100.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 8,974 0.01 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 67 0.00 185-63.78

Russia’s Imports from Ireland

The major share of Russian imports from Ireland 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) - 57.84% of Russia’s total imports from Ireland (52.73% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 25.80% of Russia’s total imports from Ireland (28.87% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 14.08% of Russia’s total imports from Ireland (15.97% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $8,764,124;
  • 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 $6,083,059;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $5,214,528;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $3,868,855;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,982,995;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $2,731,112.

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

  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $7,450,491;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5,802,725;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3,372,457.
Russia’s imports from Ireland in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
01 Live animals 337,996 0.13 7,1064,656.49
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 0 0.00 680-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 585 0.00 0
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 177,070 0.07 167,1355.94
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 36,415 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,458,620 0.92 1,735,22441.69
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 38,262 0.01 4,516747.25
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 11,048,842 4.14 18,499,333-40.27
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,761,567 0.66 1,234,33242.71
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,396,559 3.52 5,527,70469.99
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 12,166,105 4.56 12,848,197-5.31
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 93,393 0.04 155,406-39.90
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 35,410 0.01 24,42444.98
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0 0.00 87,481-100.00
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 16,203,652 6.07 10,120,59360.11
29 Organic chemicals 5,018,637 1.88 2,287,525119.39
30 Pharmaceutical products 76,013,129 28.50 73,030,1344.08
31 Fertilizers 40,266 0.02 19,282108.83
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,027,483 0.76 1,622,66324.95
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 43,239,640 16.21 34,475,51625.42
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 245,014 0.09 203,00120.70
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,979,519 1.12 2,346,36926.98
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 1,211,387 0.45 802,60250.93
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 5,904,655 2.21 6,071,193-2.74
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,284,882 0.48 1,608,617-20.13
40 Rubber and articles thereof 126,555 0.05 155,473-18.60
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,428 0.00 5,929-25.32
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 11,742 0.00 12,333-4.79
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 177,762 0.07 103,92971.04
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 265,890 0.10 821,755-67.64
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 36,237 0.01 0
54 Man-made filaments 5,148 0.00 3,54845.10
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 350 0.00 482-27.39
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 4,019 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 784-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 56,745 0.02 62,688-9.48
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 48,535 0.02 31156,464.52
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 146 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 82,972 0.03 29,542180.86
65 Headgear and parts thereof 226 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 91,851 0.03 103,458-11.22
69 Ceramic products 654 0.00 999-34.53
70 Glass and glassware 123,832 0.05 36,727237.17
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 31,475 0.01 217,165-85.51
72 Iron and steel 8,028 0.00 7,9271.27
73 Articles of iron or steel 138,665 0.05 193,301-28.26
74 Copper and articles thereof 123,708 0.05 51,596139.76
75 Nickel and articles thereof 106,259 0.04 78,15535.96
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 71,053 0.03 58,84520.75
79 Zinc and articles thereof 25 0.00 0
80 Tin and articles thereof 2,082 0.00 1,05397.72
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 25,253 0.01 6,096314.26
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,124,573 0.42 882,06827.49
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 403,240 0.15 437,542-7.84
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 18,163,094 6.81 23,965,819-24.21
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 6,397,097 2.40 6,268,8022.05
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 22,159 0.01 9,594130.97
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 167,159 0.06 219,734-23.93
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5,214,528 1.95 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 38,841,938 14.56 42,214,395-7.99
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 508 0.00 57791.23
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2,116 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 102,397 0.04 125,806-18.61
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 463,043 0.17 278,53766.24
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 2,573,931 0.96 2,528,1741.81

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