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

Russia’s Trade with Israel

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Israel totaled $666,594,685, up 27.96% ($145,642,023) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Israel in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $415,566,945, up 20.14% ($69,669,062) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Israel in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $251,027,740, up 43.40% ($75,972,961) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Israel in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $164,539,205, a 3.69% decrease ($6,303,899) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Israel was Russia’s 38th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.4770% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.4786% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Israel was Russia’s 37th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 36th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.4949% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.5206% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Israel was Russia’s 38th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 41st in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.4500% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.4130% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Israel

The major share of Russian exports to Israel 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) - 39.27% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (21.01% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 33.77% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (58.19% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 11.02% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (6.91% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.30% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (7.63% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.68% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (2.50% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 3.10% of Russia’s total exports to Israel (2.76% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Israel 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 $89,244,968;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $20,216,037;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $7,336,038;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $4,678,456;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $2,580,579;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2,026,985;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $2,004,264;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,488,361;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $1,298,418.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Israel 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) - a decrease of $60,965,509;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $2,586,868.
Russia’s exports to Israel in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 53,536 0.01 44,37920.63
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 245,463 0.06 80,521204.84
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 51,387 0.01 22,569,250.00
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 69,806 0.02 66,2075.44
10 Cereals 35,886,172 8.64 15,670,135129.01
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 258,197 0.06 389,146-33.65
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 9,122 0.00 1128,044.64
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,967,990 0.71 2,723,4348.98
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 75,170 0.02 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 108,902 0.03 133,172-18.22
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 920,755 0.22 248,782270.11
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 555,378 0.13 429,65729.26
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 770,144 0.19 674,89514.11
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,367,429 0.57 2,149,66010.13
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,388,359 0.33 1,275,1078.88
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 781 0.00 13,255-94.11
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 57,270 0.01 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,303,053 0.31 4,63528,013.33
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 161,896,781 38.96 72,651,813122.84
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 265,587 0.06 771,147-65.56
29 Organic chemicals 5,532,722 1.33 854,266547.66
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,502 0.00 6,63028.24
31 Fertilizers 5,855,320 1.41 3,274,74178.80
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 225,122 0.05 94,398138.48
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 94,485 0.02 0
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 731 0.00 6,090-88.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 148 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,760,541 1.15 2,756,27772.72
39 Plastics and articles thereof 2,339,568 0.56 851,207174.85
40 Rubber and articles thereof 381,004 0.09 20,8991,723.07
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 349 0.00 3296.08
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 8,609,914 2.07 6,582,92930.79
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 906,215 0.22 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,045,744 0.73 2,608,05016.78
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 332,381 0.08 350,987-5.30
52 Cotton 49 0.00 297-83.50
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 302 0.00 0
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 11 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 22-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 21,482 0.01 16,95426.71
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 1,895 0.00 15,226-87.55
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 20,848 0.01 11,61179.55
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8,413 0.00 12,435-32.34
65 Headgear and parts thereof 737 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 930,265 0.22 314,807195.50
69 Ceramic products 54,869 0.01 15,153262.10
70 Glass and glassware 3,624 0.00 39,094-90.73
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 140,319,213 33.77 201,284,722-30.29
72 Iron and steel 14,511,814 3.49 7,175,776102.23
73 Articles of iron or steel 274,682 0.07 677,076-59.43
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,068 0.00 5,258-79.69
75 Nickel and articles thereof 84 0.00 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 11,094,532 2.67 13,681,400-18.91
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 95,760-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 4,448,372 1.07 4,732,283-6.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,262 0.00 2,606-51.57
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 6,298 0.00 12,207-48.41
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 382,915 0.09 1,228,378-68.83
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 972,252 0.23 1,108,116-12.26
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 10,639-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 37,612 0.01 141,916-73.50
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 717-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 802,154 0.19 359,426123.18
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 201 0.00 590-65.93
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 129,009 0.03 75,00372.01
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 33,019 0.01 30,9096.83
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 29,206 0.01 116,640-74.96
SS Classified 136,729 0.03 0

Russia’s Imports from Israel

The major share of Russian imports from Israel 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) - 33.83% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (44.29% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 26.66% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (21.81% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 20.57% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (23.91% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.84% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (4.44% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 2.09% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (2.62% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.65% of Russia’s total imports from Israel (1.03% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Israel 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 $20,222,040;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $9,296,469;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $7,286,339;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $4,682,723;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $3,444,124;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $3,393,263;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $3,022,667;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $1,675,880;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $1,290,917;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - an increase of $960,345;
  • 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 (HS code 34) - an increase of $789,242.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Israel 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 $6,630,057;
  • Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage (HS code 06) - a decrease of $2,207,711;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $1,347,709;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $866,101.
Russia’s imports from Israel in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
01 Live animals 325,848 0.13 237,74637.06
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 7,345 0.00 1,636348.96
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 4,624,346 1.84 6,832,057-32.31
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 61,994,487 24.70 52,698,01817.64
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 7,491,395 2.98 8,839,104-15.25
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 203,417 0.08 181,15512.29
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 124 0.00 1,166-89.37
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,589,880 0.63 1,258,53726.33
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 256,224 0.10 478,248-46.42
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0 0.00 29,793-100.00
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 956 0.00 6,834-86.01
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 314,936 0.13 830,222-62.07
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6,946 0.00 17,269-59.78
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 347,998 0.14 477,576-27.13
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 6,694,200 2.67 3,671,53382.33
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,007,889 0.40 1,873,990-46.22
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 65,293 0.03 65,610-0.48
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 25,024-100.00
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,495,765 0.60 1,607,465-6.95
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 142,237 0.06 201,161-29.29
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,657,793 0.66 1,087,06252.50
29 Organic chemicals 3,367,763 1.34 2,673,44325.97
30 Pharmaceutical products 8,859,158 3.53 15,489,215-42.80
31 Fertilizers 2,756,616 1.10 1,080,736155.07
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,258,399 1.70 3,931,0608.33
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 6,426,992 2.56 5,136,07525.13
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 1,761,041 0.70 971,79981.21
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 101,637 0.04 21,125381.12
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 252,698 0.10 189,53733.32
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 9,735,814 3.88 2,449,475297.47
39 Plastics and articles thereof 11,663,803 4.65 8,219,67941.90
40 Rubber and articles thereof 806,456 0.32 613,90931.36
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 219,079 0.09 25,932744.82
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 138 0.00 386-64.25
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 83,929 0.03 146,364-42.66
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 547,450 0.22 398,33537.43
52 Cotton 661,674 0.26 584,07313.29
54 Man-made filaments 556,272 0.22 84,613557.43
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,517,795 1.00 3,050,091-17.45
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 641-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 644,197 0.26 684,766-5.92
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 3,066 0.00 2101,360.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 257,681 0.10 22,8971,025.39
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 179,832 0.07 8,9841,901.69
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 418,716 0.17 153,981171.93
65 Headgear and parts thereof 105 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 1,021 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 0 0.00 480-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 1,009,030 0.40 343,838193.46
69 Ceramic products 587,069 0.23 139422,251.80
70 Glass and glassware 86,949 0.03 59,14847.00
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 959,253 0.38 576,05366.52
73 Articles of iron or steel 896,772 0.36 650,81737.79
74 Copper and articles thereof 22,451 0.01 58,171-61.41
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 25,757-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 684,040 0.27 507,78134.71
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 101,745 0.04 2,1754,577.93
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 7,469,583 2.98 6,509,23814.75
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 455,800 0.18 26,8101,600.11
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 13,844,402 5.52 10,451,13932.47
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 32,808,433 13.07 12,586,393160.67
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 1,212,634 0.48 541,622123.89
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 392,899 0.16 623,113-36.95
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 18,660,488 7.43 13,977,76533.50
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 184 0.00 2,399-92.33
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 1,462,564 0.58 1,257,33216.32
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 518,556 0.21 486,0416.69
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 21,853 0.01 10,036117.75
SS Classified 25,524,624 10.17 0

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