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Russian trade in goods with Argentina in Q3 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 Argentina in the third quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Argentina

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Argentina totaled $261,391,568, up 14.12% ($32,336,445) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $70,888,902, up 17.31% ($10,461,993) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $190,502,666, up 12.97% ($21,874,452) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with Argentina in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $119,613,764, a 10.55% increase ($11,412,459) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Argentina was Russia’s 58th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 52nd in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.1788% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1879% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Argentina was Russia’s 71st largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 81st in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0830% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.0840% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Argentina was Russia’s 47th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 36th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.3132% of Russia’s total imports (down from 0.3374% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Argentina

The major share of Russian exports to Argentina in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 55.40% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (76.63% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 34.55% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (17.35% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.08% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (2.95% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 2.75% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (0.94% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.71% of Russia’s total exports to Argentina (1.91% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $17,075,125;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - an increase of $1,188,826;
  • 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 $616,517;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $536,559;
  • 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 $457,229;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $399,057;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $279,311;
  • Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof (HS code 56) - an increase of $242,856.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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) - a decrease of $7,032,760;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - a decrease of $4,064,171.
Russia’s exports to Argentina in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 23,276 0.03 81,122-71.31
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 182,811 0.26 26,845580.99
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1 0.00 9-88.89
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 39,269,833 55.40 46,302,593-15.19
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 453,484 0.64 325,08839.50
29 Organic chemicals 426,898 0.60 27,8411,433.34
31 Fertilizers 22,729,931 32.06 5,654,806301.96
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 84,975 0.12 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 53,568 0.08 30178,460.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 924-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 210,294 0.30 29,787605.99
39 Plastics and articles thereof 240,988 0.34 4,305,159-94.40
40 Rubber and articles thereof 292,007 0.41 141,548106.30
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 33 0.00 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 138,913 0.20 3,7563,598.43
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 1,754,764 2.48 565,938210.06
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 54,137 0.08 0
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 243,556 0.34 70034,693.71
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 2 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 79 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 14 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0 0.00 560-100.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 76 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 0 0.00 90-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 34,499 0.05 8440,970.24
69 Ceramic products 65,955 0.09 0
70 Glass and glassware 64,062 0.09 0
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 33 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 1,466,198 2.07 929,63957.72
73 Articles of iron or steel 60,570 0.09 101,754-40.47
74 Copper and articles thereof 6,035 0.01 2,896108.39
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 347,634 0.49 68,323408.81
78 Lead and articles thereof 55 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 40,997 0.06 49,418-17.04
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0 0.00 2,928-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 2,525 0.00 703,507.14
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,099,145 1.55 1,209,386-9.12
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 893,128 1.26 276,611222.88
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 4,273 0.01 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 186,924 0.26 298,793-37.44
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 457,229 0.64 0
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 0 0.00 20,211-100.00

Russia’s Imports from Argentina

The major share of Russian imports from Argentina in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (and in the 3rd quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 80.91% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (92.79% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 16.14% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (4.06% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 2.84% of Russia’s total imports from Argentina (2.99% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $16,459,468;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $7,607,522;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - an increase of $7,532,765;
  • 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 $5,121,339;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $2,162,344;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $1,766,466;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $910,405;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - an increase of $679,758.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $10,205,998;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - a decrease of $6,115,797;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - a decrease of $4,515,347;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - a decrease of $1,198,556.
Russia’s imports from Argentina in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 38,140,418 20.02 30,607,65324.61
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 17,763,040 9.32 10,155,51874.91
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 25,432,678 13.35 23,270,3349.29
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 710,663 0.37 498,41042.59
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 642,863 0.34 588,2699.28
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 46,121,167 24.21 50,636,514-8.92
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 432,313 0.23 514,888-16.04
10 Cereals 381,616 0.20 154,089147.66
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 14,520 0.01 14,5200.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 11,854,518 6.22 22,060,516-46.26
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 1,168,384 0.61 257,979352.90
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 48,018 0.03 47,9280.19
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 40,011-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 474,893 0.25 546,187-13.05
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 540,557 0.28 33,1081,532.71
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 2,785,655 1.46 3,984,211-30.08
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 0 0.00 6,115,797-100.00
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 7,627,272 4.00 6,947,5149.78
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 4,266 0.00 0
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 7,885,640 4.14 2,764,301185.27
29 Organic chemicals 2,464,271 1.29 697,805253.15
30 Pharmaceutical products 17,029,620 8.94 570,1522,886.86
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 452,198 0.24 204,780120.82
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 9,861 0.01 62,832-84.31
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 1,471,561 0.77 1,512,758-2.72
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,159,104 0.61 862,31834.42
40 Rubber and articles thereof 277,814 0.15 179,10855.11
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 0 0.00 136,394-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 32 0.00 1877.78
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 13,003 0.01 3,537267.63
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4 0.00 14,898-99.97
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,260 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 274 0.00 102,640.00
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 4,795 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,674 0.00 678589.38
70 Glass and glassware 448 0.00 5,183-91.36
73 Articles of iron or steel 97,752 0.05 91,1337.26
74 Copper and articles thereof 523 0.00 95,711.11
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 496 0.00 70608.57
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 35,006 0.02 9,814256.69
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 21,210 0.01 4,030426.30
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 4,177,396 2.19 3,846,4728.60
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 28,142 0.01 32,232-12.69
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 5,648 0.00 0
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 960,590 0.50 929,8233.31
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 247,076 0.13 225,8949.38
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 0 0.00 6-100.00
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 6,357 0.00 5131,139.18
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2,070 0.00 0

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