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

Russia’s Trade with Turkey

In the 2nd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Turkey totaled $4,781,262,569, up 27.66% ($1,035,843,068) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Turkey in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $4,016,786,941, up 23.38% ($761,075,894) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Turkey in the 2nd quarter of 2017 totaled $764,475,628, up 56.11% ($274,767,174) from the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Turkey in the 2nd quarter of 2017 was $3,252,311,313, a 17.58% increase ($486,308,720) over the 2nd quarter of 2016.

Turkey was Russia’s 8th largest trading partner in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (down from 7th in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 3.4211% of Russia’s total trade (down from 3.4413% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Turkey was Russia’s 5th largest export market in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (just as in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 4.7834% of Russia’s total exports (down from 4.8997% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Turkey was Russia’s 21st largest supplier in the 2nd quarter of 2017 (up from 22nd in the 2nd quarter of 2016), accounting for 1.3704% of Russia’s total imports (up from 1.1552% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Turkey

The major share of Russian exports to Turkey 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) - 55.71% of Russia’s total exports to Turkey (54.70% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 29.42% of Russia’s total exports to Turkey (27.07% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.10% of Russia’s total exports to Turkey (10.33% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 4.14% of Russia’s total exports to Turkey (4.70% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.52% of Russia’s total exports to Turkey (1.83% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Turkey 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 $465,012,248;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $191,797,327;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $91,694,291;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $54,143,553;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $42,297,919;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $14,870,910;
  • Lead and articles thereof (HS code 78) - an increase of $12,262,649.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Turkey 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 $55,018,817;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - a decrease of $40,297,590;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - a decrease of $21,611,747.
Russia’s exports to Turkey in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 7,500 0.00 16,712-55.12
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 55,768 0.00 140,324-60.26
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 44,714,476 1.11 29,843,56649.83
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 142,010 0.00 0
10 Cereals 87,718,956 2.18 109,330,703-19.77
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 3,097,200 0.08 3,566,850-13.17
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 61,767,034 1.54 19,469,115217.26
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 391,054 0.01 46,693737.50
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 65,543,343 1.63 105,840,933-38.07
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 5,375,885 0.13 4,507,02219.28
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 362,783 0.01 202,91478.79
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 34,394 0.00 48,542-29.15
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 77,500 0.00 769,710-89.93
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 778,886 0.02 1,503,493-48.19
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 1,308,732 0.03 2,468,409-46.98
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 51,369,470 1.28 54,013,120-4.89
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,630,681 0.07 4,448,401-40.86
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 6,442 0.00 100,811-93.61
26 Ores, slag and ash 20,273,076 0.50 28,384,220-28.58
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,217,374,268 55.20 1,752,362,02026.54
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 11,382,660 0.28 8,218,59738.50
29 Organic chemicals 76,549,966 1.91 22,406,413241.64
30 Pharmaceutical products 30,911 0.00 23,37732.23
31 Fertilizers 29,134,969 0.73 84,153,786-65.38
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 5,657,636 0.14 6,645,297-14.86
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 411,045 0.01 229,47279.13
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 132,109 0.00 112,50217.43
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 32,132 0.00 19,18367.50
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 9,605 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,082,904 0.10 2,647,07254.24
39 Plastics and articles thereof 15,362,830 0.38 13,027,63017.92
40 Rubber and articles thereof 23,387,428 0.58 15,586,74250.05
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 176,561 0.00 759,968-76.77
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 3,282 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 29,702,681 0.74 31,221,734-4.87
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 1,259,475 0.03 2,173,857-42.06
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 30,262,307 0.75 26,295,26215.09
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 11,899 0.00 10,8549.63
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0 0.00 6,969-100.00
52 Cotton 0 0.00 36,593-100.00
54 Man-made filaments 1,130,666 0.03 74,2731,422.31
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,440,069 0.04 289,124398.08
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,059,515 0.03 537,70597.04
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 6,931 0.00 0
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 7,793 0.00 4,21384.98
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0 0.00 246,628-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 49,436 0.00 6477,143.75
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 303,512 0.01 122,529,166.67
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 8,089 0.00 32,721-75.28
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 666 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 12,164 0.00 0
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 40 0.00 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 190 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 76,108 0.00 291,909-73.93
69 Ceramic products 389,700 0.01 484,349-19.54
70 Glass and glassware 5,075,741 0.13 11,322,807-55.17
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 0 0.00 1,908,184-100.00
72 Iron and steel 892,443,706 22.22 700,646,37927.37
73 Articles of iron or steel 6,378,432 0.16 1,615,948294.72
74 Copper and articles thereof 33 0.00 377,757-99.99
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 266,026,970 6.62 174,332,67952.60
78 Lead and articles thereof 14,369,326 0.36 2,106,677582.08
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,423,405 0.06 2,151,12012.66
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 29,843 0.00 16,18984.34
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,087,376 0.10 8,205,240-50.19
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 2,401,437 0.06 1,924,29124.80
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,000,513 0.05 2,349,578-14.86
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 23,916,313 0.60 14,557,53964.29
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 1,823,691 0.05 557,118227.34
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 50 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 108,847 0.00 25,181332.26
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10,948 0.00 10,1507.86
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 556,863 0.01 1,004,346-44.55
SS Classified 28,710 0.00 0

Russia’s Imports from Turkey

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

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 34.18% of Russia’s total imports from Turkey (38.14% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 24.65% of Russia’s total imports from Turkey (20.68% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 13.50% of Russia’s total imports from Turkey (17.53% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 12.99% of Russia’s total imports from Turkey (9.83% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 8.32% of Russia’s total imports from Turkey (7.32% in the 2nd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.31% of Russia’s total imports from Turkey (2.81% in the 2nd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Turkey 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) - an increase of $71,000,947;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $46,810,684;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $43,462,443;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $21,222,090;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $16,658,504;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - an increase of $14,832,816;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $12,963,957;
  • Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles (HS code 64) - an increase of $10,466,410;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $10,230,277;
  • 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 $8,269,384;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $7,496,443;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $7,028,705;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $6,678,826;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $3,614,017;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $3,247,666;
  • Man-made staple fibers (HS code 55) - an increase of $3,018,502;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $2,954,855;
  • 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 (HS code 94) - an increase of $2,860,260;
  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - an increase of $2,312,307.

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

  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - a decrease of $24,930,605;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $18,947,020;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $8,481,497.
Russia’s imports from Turkey in the 2nd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q2 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q2 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q2 2017
over Q2 2016
01 Live animals 16,871 0.00 0
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 11,198,839 1.46 11,027,3161.56
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 10,554,190 1.38 3,057,747245.16
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 100,000 0.01 85311,623.33
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 32,841,559 4.30 11,619,469182.64
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 111,588,916 14.60 40,587,969174.93
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 515,394 0.07 399,33929.06
10 Cereals 175,408 0.02 5,6872,984.37
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 109,653 0.01 47,298131.83
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 5,107,588 0.67 4,431,85715.25
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 33,694 0.00 14,419133.68
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 1,106 0.00 0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 68,284 0.01 0
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 2,805,238 0.37 1,781,68557.45
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 559,223 0.07 100,735455.14
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 693,736 0.09 300,598130.79
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,649,296 0.35 815,443224.89
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 2,095,664 0.27 856,107144.79
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 7,947 0.00 0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 178,861 0.02 157,94813.24
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7,128,664 0.93 26,075,684-72.66
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 16,793,460 2.20 13,545,79423.98
26 Ores, slag and ash 144,847 0.02 110,20031.44
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 732,714 0.10 111,285558.41
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 7,150,676 0.94 4,913,61245.53
29 Organic chemicals 2,527,656 0.33 578,470336.96
30 Pharmaceutical products 9,036,297 1.18 17,517,794-48.42
31 Fertilizers 578,361 0.08 338,51670.85
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 4,146,828 0.54 4,124,0990.55
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 7,409,400 0.97 8,342,469-11.18
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 12,002,408 1.57 10,452,57714.83
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 912,857 0.12 923,152-1.12
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 5,826-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 8,223,607 1.08 7,115,00315.58
39 Plastics and articles thereof 37,520,633 4.91 24,556,67652.79
40 Rubber and articles thereof 13,663,745 1.79 6,984,91995.62
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 522,174 0.07 319,24663.56
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,160,374 0.15 465,240149.41
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,238,547 0.16 560,203121.09
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 979,726 0.13 900,9208.75
45 Cork and articles of cork 20,651 0.00 28,182-26.72
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,783,061 0.49 2,576,24046.84
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 92,030 0.01 61,61649.36
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 321,347 0.04 147,633117.67
52 Cotton 2,930,562 0.38 2,088,67540.31
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 6,066 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 2,174,417 0.28 628,544245.95
55 Man-made staple fibers 5,173,450 0.68 2,154,948140.07
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,154,447 0.28 2,901,276-25.74
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,000,293 0.13 354,562182.12
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 1,335,068 0.17 315,461323.21
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 1,111,742 0.15 1,038,1257.09
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 2,031,055 0.27 806,669151.78
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 30,769,295 4.02 15,936,47993.07
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 33,472,920 4.38 16,814,41699.07
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,130,876 0.28 836,154154.84
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 14,565,011 1.91 4,098,601255.37
65 Headgear and parts thereof 61,305 0.01 15,921285.06
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 38,855 0.01 0
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 1,571 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,234,631 0.42 1,348,721139.83
69 Ceramic products 2,666,003 0.35 2,318,99414.96
70 Glass and glassware 2,311,999 0.30 1,455,56458.84
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 153,557 0.02 64023,893.28
72 Iron and steel 11,415,717 1.49 1,185,440862.99
73 Articles of iron or steel 23,986,586 3.14 16,957,88141.45
74 Copper and articles thereof 5,140,090 0.67 2,827,78381.77
75 Nickel and articles thereof 122,369 0.02 11,665949.03
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 6,392,907 0.84 3,438,05285.95
78 Lead and articles thereof 3,393 0.00 0
79 Zinc and articles thereof 41,571 0.01 18,457125.23
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 2,252,871 0.29 770,088192.55
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 14,252,278 1.86 10,638,26133.97
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 107,848,222 14.11 64,385,77967.50
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 34,545,627 4.52 26,276,24331.47
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 22,263 0.00 23,849-6.65
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 93,470,458 12.23 46,659,774100.32
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 22,806,175 2.98 47,736,780-52.23
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 2,586,832 0.34 1,687,60053.28
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 1,865 0.00 30,249-93.83
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 292 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 8,051,711 1.05 5,191,45155.10
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,357,226 0.31 1,297,75881.64
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 3,101,911 0.41 1,497,768107.10
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 214 0.00 0
SS Classified 1,360,397 0.18 0

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