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

Russia’s Trade with Serbia

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Serbia totaled $471,138,864, up 23.46% ($89,530,017) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Serbia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $192,367,467, up 20.62% ($32,881,640) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Serbia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $278,771,397, up 25.50% ($56,648,377) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with Serbia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $86,403,930, a 37.94% increase ($23,766,737) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Serbia was Russia’s 46th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.3371% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.3506% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Serbia was Russia’s 52nd largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 55th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2291% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.2400% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Serbia was Russia’s 35th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 37th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.4997% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.5240% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Serbia

The major share of Russian exports to Serbia 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) - 49.93% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (21.83% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 19.40% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (21.22% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 10.24% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (11.03% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 9.58% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (10.69% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.69% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (29.59% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.14% of Russia’s total exports to Serbia (3.82% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Serbia 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 $44,183,478;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $16,855,720;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $7,750,870;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $3,196,196;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $2,567,335;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $1,619,671;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $1,027,579;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $803,553;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $763,444;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $737,489.

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

  • 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 $28,856,611;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - a decrease of $8,388,806;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $7,064,456;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $2,428,828;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $1,193,521;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $709,006.
Russia’s exports to Serbia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
01 Live animals 0 0.00 4,644-100.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 341,014 0.18 594,124-42.60
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 912 0.00 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 197,335 0.10 71,346176.59
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 377 0.00 387-2.58
10 Cereals 91,393 0.05 107,063-14.64
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 27,291 0.01 41,375-34.04
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 14,990 0.01 32,991-54.56
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,070,328 1.08 1,042,74998.55
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 156,353 0.08 158,089-1.10
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 39,700 0.02 35,40812.12
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 166,511 0.09 59,305180.77
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 236,307 0.12 49,835374.18
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 826 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 1,127,872 0.59 1,004,50312.28
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 81,694 0.04 48,72367.67
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 22,993 0.01 403,056-94.30
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 13,850,443 7.20 13,394,6463.40
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 494,508 0.26 300,16464.75
26 Ores, slag and ash 17,000,237 8.84 144,51711,663.49
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 78,553,975 40.84 34,370,497128.55
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,421,255 2.30 4,023,0729.90
29 Organic chemicals 608,594 0.32 397,55653.08
30 Pharmaceutical products 20,238 0.01 17,46715.86
31 Fertilizers 6,778,013 3.52 15,166,819-55.31
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 44,161 0.02 166,221-73.43
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 146,130 0.08 247,420-40.94
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 67,079 0.03 84,029-20.17
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 39-100.00
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 41,534 0.02 44,540-6.75
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,018,410 0.53 473,079115.27
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13,755,329 7.15 6,004,459129.09
40 Rubber and articles thereof 10,412,317 5.41 7,216,12144.29
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 135,626-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 587 0.00 37257.80
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,819,477 1.99 1,252,142205.04
45 Cork and articles of cork 73 0.00 89-17.98
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,134,647 2.15 4,843,653-14.64
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7,494 0.00 1,420427.75
52 Cotton 7,019 0.00 30,627-77.08
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 0 0.00 338-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 176,774 0.09 119,62847.77
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 853,827 0.44 50,2741,598.35
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2,329 0.00 227925.99
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 82 0.00 10,755-99.24
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 35 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 48,625 0.03 5199,268.98
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 244,854 0.13 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 4,984 0.00 4,13820.44
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 8,805 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 28,469 0.01 21912,899.54
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 362,837 0.19 159,233127.87
69 Ceramic products 66,894 0.03 165,652-59.62
70 Glass and glassware 1,538,841 0.80 2,008,810-23.40
72 Iron and steel 1,393,251 0.72 2,586,772-46.14
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,039,858 1.06 1,276,41459.81
74 Copper and articles thereof 14,504,023 7.54 12,884,35212.57
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 905,542 0.47 548,82865.00
78 Lead and articles thereof 83,136 0.04 150,049-44.59
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 11-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,976 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 18,991 0.01 129,284-85.31
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 758,252 0.39 20,7633,551.94
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 6,042,305 3.14 13,106,761-53.90
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 1,510,482 0.79 1,492,0801.23
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 238,115 0.12 29,094,726-99.18
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,163,320 0.60 992,39417.22
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 0 0.00 7,686-100.00
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 74,115 0.04 2,502,943-97.04
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 168,338 0.09 177,907-5.38
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 3,879 0.00 23,504-83.50
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,958 0.00 3,38716.86
SS Classified 363,154 0.19 0

Russia’s Imports from Serbia

The major share of Russian imports from Serbia 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) - 40.32% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (42.69% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 14.84% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (17.12% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 13.45% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (13.94% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.45% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (13.63% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.97% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (2.96% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 7.65% of Russia’s total imports from Serbia (8.20% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $17,581,118;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $5,475,840;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $4,282,129;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $3,392,507;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $3,382,526;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $2,644,181;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,520,215;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $2,417,806;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $2,246,695;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $1,936,356;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $1,927,577;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $1,771,354;
  • 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 $1,722,780;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $1,323,719;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $1,201,413;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $1,132,023;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $933,428.

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

  • 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) - a decrease of $1,513,046;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $929,528.
Russia’s imports from Serbia in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 5,734,097 2.06 2,351,571143.84
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 8,285,169 2.97 6,348,81330.50
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 1,480,036 0.53 1,840,193-19.57
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 8,629,512 3.10 5,985,33144.18
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 70,176,357 25.17 69,495,2460.98
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 62,539 0.02 33,00489.49
10 Cereals 5,072,280 1.82 790,151541.94
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,096,214 0.39 367,034198.67
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 41,143 0.01 27,58049.18
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 1,441,766 0.52 612,279135.48
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 21,327 0.01 55,534-61.60
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 426,805 0.15 252,09869.30
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 2,111,606 0.76 979,583115.56
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 780,850 0.28 452,61872.52
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 984,007 0.35 1,239,388-20.61
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,453,027 0.88 2,344,8424.61
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 2,990,747 1.07 1,063,170181.30
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 625,631 0.22 579,3227.99
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 30,988 0.01 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 1,403 0.00 1,05732.73
29 Organic chemicals 858,184 0.31 1,067,504-19.61
30 Pharmaceutical products 14,289,837 5.13 15,219,365-6.11
31 Fertilizers 150,166 0.05 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 2,004,181 0.72 1,894,5905.78
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 50,676 0.02 6,600667.82
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 1,965,899 0.71 3,478,945-43.49
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 285-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 4,786 0.00 70,551-93.22
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 198,754 0.07 72,778173.10
39 Plastics and articles thereof 9,633,493 3.46 7,386,79830.42
40 Rubber and articles thereof 12,220,546 4.38 8,828,03938.43
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 48,864 0.02 105,120-53.52
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 297,138 0.11 148,176100.53
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 67,156 0.02 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,673,983 1.68 3,350,26439.51
45 Cork and articles of cork 237 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 20,144,668 7.23 2,563,550685.81
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 192,105 0.07 665,060-71.11
52 Cotton 26,382 0.01 2,1441,130.50
54 Man-made filaments 532,953 0.19 337,34157.99
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 3,223-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 360,192 0.13 244,20647.50
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 2,208,703 0.79 2,567,821-13.99
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 4,206 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 2,053,407 0.74 2,688,732-23.63
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 11,435 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 26,417,808 9.48 20,941,96826.15
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 2,662,965 0.96 2,170,88122.67
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 552,943 0.20 272,651102.80
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,674,440 0.96 1,741,01253.61
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,206 0.00 577109.01
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 910 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 157,831 0.06 245,336-35.67
69 Ceramic products 4,518 0.00 21,458-78.94
70 Glass and glassware 145,047 0.05 117,44923.50
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 37,931 0.01 85,547-55.66
72 Iron and steel 409,885 0.15 331,45823.66
73 Articles of iron or steel 4,856,589 1.74 3,085,23557.41
74 Copper and articles thereof 6,321,999 2.27 6,182,6482.25
75 Nickel and articles thereof 39,273 0.01 25,91451.55
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7,702,231 2.76 6,500,81818.48
78 Lead and articles thereof 8,394 0.00 15,912-47.25
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 105 0.00 6756.72
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 382,543 0.14 322,34018.68
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 1,613,456 0.58 1,756,921-8.17
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 23,047,491 8.27 20,527,27612.28
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 9,365,489 3.36 7,642,70922.54
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 115,561 0.04 68,57068.53
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 828,950 0.30 298,900177.33
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,149,285 1.49 1,731,479139.64
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 25 0.00 115-78.26
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 2,073,523 0.74 1,950,6196.30
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 23,463 0.01 36,970-36.54
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 640,523 0.23 528,28421.25
SS Classified 93,558 0.03 0

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia