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

Russia’s Trade with Egypt

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Egypt totaled $1,665,432,520, up 151.68% ($1,003,702,816) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Egypt in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $1,605,669,473, up 158.61% ($984,794,272) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Egypt in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $59,763,047, up 46.28% ($18,908,544) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Egypt in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $1,545,906,426, a 166.53% increase ($965,885,728) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Egypt was Russia’s 19th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 29th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 1.1392% of Russia’s total trade (up from 0.5427% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Egypt was Russia’s 18th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 25th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 1.8811% of Russia’s total exports (up from 0.8630% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Egypt was Russia’s 46th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 49th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0983% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0817% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Egypt

The major share of Russian exports to Egypt 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) - 24.37% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (36.51% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 19.77% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (4.41% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 11.23% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (25.06% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 5.14% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (14.54% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 4.67% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (7.53% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 1.39% of Russia’s total exports to Egypt (2.35% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $270,118,916;
  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $154,136,688;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $45,525,464;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $21,415,295;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $19,946,595;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $11,760,942;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $8,097,843;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $8,014,121;
  • Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations (HS code 36) - an increase of $6,841,106.

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

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $22,090,629;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $11,612,884;
  • 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 $9,443,755.
Russia’s exports to Egypt in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
02 Meat and edible meat offal 174,177 0.01 1,092,661-84.06
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 419,729 0.03 2,819,281-85.11
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 193,128 0.01 0
10 Cereals 352,741,318 21.97 198,604,63077.61
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 802,475 0.05 2,077,559-61.37
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 54,955 0.00 10,127442.66
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 26,738,849 1.67 14,977,90778.52
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 588,190 0.04 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 80-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 0 0.00 10,765-100.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 837,047 0.05 1,493,661-43.96
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 8,677,042 0.54 5,619,85354.40
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 770,887 0.05 534,84544.13
26 Ores, slag and ash 8,097,843 0.50 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 66,152,949 4.12 46,206,35443.17
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,704,503 0.17 2,107,51828.33
29 Organic chemicals 5,365,863 0.33 6,367,728-15.73
30 Pharmaceutical products 93,388 0.01 16,577463.36
31 Fertilizers 137,663 0.01 810,613-83.02
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 8,997 0.00 135,166-93.34
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 26,015 0.00 19,86430.97
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 4 0.00 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 23,389 0.00 26,000-10.04
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 6,841,106 0.43 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 4,336,769 0.27 1,875,430131.24
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,713,633 0.11 2,034,338-15.76
40 Rubber and articles thereof 1,136,362 0.07 1,203,390-5.57
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 2,616 0.00 368610.87
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 73,243,675 4.56 84,856,559-13.69
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 202,911-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 6,414,687 0.40 5,207,14723.19
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,825,954 0.18 2,038138,563.10
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 305-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 741 0.00 105605.71
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 33 0.00 56-41.07
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 188,414 0.01 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 10 0.00 3,208-99.69
65 Headgear and parts thereof 2,048 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 130 0.00 1,099-88.17
69 Ceramic products 655,579 0.04 151,574332.51
70 Glass and glassware 25,999 0.00 0
72 Iron and steel 157,947,304 9.84 112,421,84040.50
73 Articles of iron or steel 5,889,701 0.37 4,670,64826.10
74 Copper and articles thereof 16,349,002 1.02 38,439,631-57.47
75 Nickel and articles thereof 268 0.00 5,006-94.65
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 11,007 0.00 27,220-59.56
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6,876 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 101,245 0.01 6,4721,464.35
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 381 0.00 662-42.45
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 9,619,449 0.60 1,605,328499.22
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 8,148,906 0.51 17,592,661-53.68
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 3,858-100.00
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 277,832,900 17.30 7,713,9843,501.68
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 21,856,726 1.36 441,4314,851.33
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 19,213 0.00 83,790-77.07
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 286 0.00 0
SS Classified 535,890,042 33.37 59 392 953802.28

Russia’s Imports from Egypt

The major share of Russian imports from Egypt 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) - 52.16% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (37.96% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 18.52% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (41.99% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 13.73% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (4.19% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 11.91% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (9.82% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 2.54% of Russia’s total imports from Egypt (4.12% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Egypt in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $11,744,393;
  • 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 $6,249,508;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $3,833,883;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $2,149,291;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $591,818;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $429,699;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $410,972;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $401,344;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - an increase of $288,926;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $253,048;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $219,047.

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

  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - a decrease of $5,738,446;
  • 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 $802,441;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted (HS code 61) - a decrease of $586,864;
  • Coffee, tea, maté and spices (HS code 09) - a decrease of $355,265;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $225,439.
Russia’s imports from Egypt in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 0 0.00 7-100.00
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 5,868,233 9.82 2,034,350188.46
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 21,149,037 35.39 9,404,644124.88
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 266,045 0.45 621,310-57.18
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 1,655,950 2.77 1,653,3450.16
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 130,027 0.22 83,16556.35
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 14,438-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 903,836 1.51 823,9059.70
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 294,141 0.49 252,81316.35
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 852,096 1.43 563,17051.30
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 33,393 0.06 11,783183.40
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 200 0.00 0
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 17,350 0.03 46,950-63.05
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 1,112,359 1.86 1,337,798-16.85
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 404,042 0.68 346,41216.64
29 Organic chemicals 410,972 0.69 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,775,855 4.64 626,564343.03
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 130,178 0.22 105,53623.35
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 825,045 1.38 233,227253.75
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 1,025,016 1.72 1,827,457-43.91
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 765,057 1.28 335,358128.13
39 Plastics and articles thereof 781,394 1.31 881,224-11.33
40 Rubber and articles thereof 402,981 0.67 1,63724,517.04
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 11,523 0.02 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 727 0.00 170,264-99.57
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 1,179 0.00 506133.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 20,677 0.03 12,42666.40
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,935 0.00 0
52 Cotton 27,509 0.05 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 5,013 0.01 0
54 Man-made filaments 23,557 0.04 100,680-76.60
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 44,022-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 16,888 0.03 21,468-21.33
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,138,870 1.91 1,029,27010.65
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 3,006 0.01 1911,473.82
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 2,461,201 4.12 3,048,065-19.25
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 6,842,954 11.45 12,581,400-45.61
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 532,605 0.89 279,55790.52
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 13,216 0.02 16,611-20.44
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,083 0.01 33,786-90.87
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 76,912 0.13 86,717-11.31
69 Ceramic products 296,285 0.50 143,275106.79
70 Glass and glassware 57,107 0.10 6,638760.30
73 Articles of iron or steel 58,829 0.10 92,196-36.19
74 Copper and articles thereof 0 0.00 270-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,196 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 232 0.00 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 1,640 0.00 5,239-68.70
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 35 0.00 276-87.32
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 238,025 0.40 18,9781,154.22
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 7,837,428 13.11 1,587,920393.57
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 122,445 0.20 103,50318.30
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 9,529 0.02 3,071210.29
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 54,565 0.09 93,035-41.35
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 62 0.00 463-86.61
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 101,607 0.17 169,583-40.08

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