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

Russia’s Trade with Syria

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Syria totaled $115,433,247, up 362.62% ($90,480,962) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Syria in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $115,028,736, up 461.73% ($94,551,125) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Syria in the 2nd quarter of 2017 were $404,511, down 90.96% ($4,070,163) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Syria in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $114,624,225, a 616.27% increase ($98,621,288) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Syria was Russia’s 79th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 105th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0826% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.0229% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Syria was Russia’s 68th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 94th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1370% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.0308% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Syria was Russia’s 140th largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 102nd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0007% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.0106% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Syria

The major share of Russian exports to Syria 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) - 25.98% of Russia’s total exports to Syria (53.09% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 17.82% of Russia’s total exports to Syria (6.54% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 4.27% of Russia’s total exports to Syria (8.73% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.91% of Russia’s total exports to Syria (30.39% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.49% of Russia’s total exports to Syria (1.09% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $19,753,978;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $9,009,564;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $4,642,903;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $3,115,823;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $2,782,026;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $2,764,718;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2,067,519;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $471,836.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Syria 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 $2,329,746;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $1,135,277;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $749,251.
Russia’s exports to Syria in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
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 0 0.00 77,087-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 0 0.00 26,691-100.00
10 Cereals 14,493,976 12.60 5,484,412164.28
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 43,292-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 8,000 0.01 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 2,764,718 2.40 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 16,760 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,782,026 2.42 0
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,149 0.01 87,460-92.97
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 1,647 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 54,947 0.05 34,47959.36
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 9,761,165 8.49 5,118,26290.71
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 551 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 560,121 0.49 223,997150.06
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 188 0.00 318,928-99.94
30 Pharmaceutical products 47,699 0.04 796,950-94.01
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 471,836 0.41 0
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 60,614 0.05 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 640 0.00 0
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 19,753,978 17.17 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 23,799 0.02 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 131,036 0.11 143,561-8.72
40 Rubber and articles thereof 2,951 0.00 79,223-96.28
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,832,541 4.20 1,716,718181.50
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 76,912 0.07 71,9106.96
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 30,841 0.03 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 317 0.00 0
70 Glass and glassware 14 0.00 299-95.32
72 Iron and steel 16 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 25,965 0.02 30,841-15.81
74 Copper and articles thereof 444 0.00 0
78 Lead and articles thereof 4 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 240 0.00 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 27 0.00 96-71.88
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 426,086 0.37 1,561,363-72.71
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 1,204,343 1.05 3,534,089-65.92
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 2,333 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,155,366 1.87 87,8472,353.55
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 710,732 0.62 1,040,106-31.67
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 8 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 4,239 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 11 0.00 0
SS Classified 54,615,496 47.48 0

Russia’s Imports from Syria

The major share of Russian imports from Syria 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) - 98.37% of Russia’s total imports from Syria (98.36% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.59% of Russia’s total imports from Syria (0.00% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - an increase of $53,702;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $18,387;
  • Sugars and sugar confectionery (HS code 17) - an increase of $7,862;
  • 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 $2,752;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $2,524.

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

  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $2,382,362;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - a decrease of $1,675,441;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $28,860;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - a decrease of $19,518;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $18,319;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - a decrease of $13,352;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - a decrease of $7,026;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $4,610;
  • Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal (HS code 82) - a decrease of $3,599;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - a decrease of $2,338.
Russia’s imports from Syria in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 78,663 19.45 1,754,104-95.52
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 142,799 35.30 2,525,161-94.34
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 100,929 24.95 47,227113.71
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 44,487 11.00 62,806-29.17
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 7,862 1.94 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 343-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 7,026-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 23,169 5.73 4,782384.50
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 140 0.03 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 4 0.00 622-99.36
40 Rubber and articles thereof 32 0.01 39-17.95
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0 0.00 28,860-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 4,610-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0 0.00 11-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 19,518-100.00
73 Articles of iron or steel 0 0.00 245-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 0 0.00 2,338-100.00
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 3,599-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,555 0.63 318,141.94
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 2,752 0.68 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,119 0.28 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 13,352-100.00

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia