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

Russia’s Trade with France

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with France was $3,691,260,797, down 3.47% ($132,695,708) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to France in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $1,213,745,116, up 4.31% ($50,176,615) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from France in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $2,477,515,681, down 6.87% ($182,872,323) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with France in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $1,263,770,565, a 15.57% decrease ($233,048,938) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

France was Russia’s 12th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 2.5250% of Russia’s total trade (down from 3.1364% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

France was Russia’s 17th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (just as in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 1.4219% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.6173% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

France was Russia’s 5th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 7th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 4.0730% of Russia’s total imports (down from 5.3231% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to France

The major share of Russian exports to France 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) - 82.64% of Russia’s total exports to France (82.68% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.74% of Russia’s total exports to France (2.83% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 3.72% of Russia’s total exports to France (5.19% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.42% of Russia’s total exports to France (3.06% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.73% of Russia’s total exports to France (1.77% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to France 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) - an increase of $38,125,656;
  • 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 $23,350,372;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $12,656,691;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $6,720,937.

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $14,095,821;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $7,086,178;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - a decrease of $3,740,926.
Russia’s exports to France in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
01 Live animals 21,635 0.00 46,368-53.34
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,331,587 0.11 1,217,8829.34
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 463,699 0.04 901,170-48.54
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 12 0.00 0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 0 0.00 66,370-100.00
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 137,485 0.01 93514,604.28
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 11,022 0.00 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 6,808 0.00 0
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 101,072 0.01 576,284-82.46
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 761,185 0.06 661,88315.00
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,127,709 0.09 3,516,299-67.93
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 526,770 0.04 849,933-38.02
26 Ores, slag and ash 7,807,843 0.64 4,638,56568.32
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 994,703,033 81.95 956,577,3773.99
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 28,171,035 2.32 4,820,663484.38
29 Organic chemicals 21,251,920 1.75 8,595,229147.25
30 Pharmaceutical products 36,286 0.00 664,334-94.54
31 Fertilizers 9,231,867 0.76 10,383,458-11.09
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 33,282 0.00 50,770-34.45
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 1,455,177 0.12 894,98462.59
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 22,095 0.00 6793,154.05
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 326 0.00 97,000-99.66
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 3,934 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 404,098 0.03 269,15750.13
39 Plastics and articles thereof 816,686 0.07 927,413-11.94
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8,276,937 0.68 6,238,83032.67
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,066,165 0.09 1,526,183-30.14
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 36,929 0.00 155,608-76.27
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 20,492,367 1.69 20,025,3862.33
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 19,879 0.00 19,6071.39
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 351,671 0.03 469,985-25.17
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 164,402 0.01 76,503114.90
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 173 0.00 0
52 Cotton 46 0.00 0
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 14,892 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 0 0.00 24,350-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 195,487 0.02 58,452234.44
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 255 0.00 12899.22
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 7 0.00 616.67
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 46 0.00 0
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 23 0.00 0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 166,654 0.01 212,548-21.59
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 374,783 0.03 541,343-30.77
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,589,777 0.13 1,156,25237.49
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 717,039 0.06 1,180,422-39.26
65 Headgear and parts thereof 1,552 0.00 1,565-0.83
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 0 0.00 478-100.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 34,817 0.00 15,132130.09
69 Ceramic products 185,852 0.02 27,655572.04
70 Glass and glassware 3,086,948 0.25 1,894,44062.95
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 324,380 0.03 958,320-66.15
72 Iron and steel 12,368,541 1.02 19,454,719-36.42
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,450,560 0.12 3,790,809-61.73
74 Copper and articles thereof 79,742 0.01 5,9561,238.85
75 Nickel and articles thereof 338,469 0.03 450,641-24.89
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 8,638,503 0.71 1,917,566350.49
78 Lead and articles thereof 0 0.00 32,662-100.00
80 Tin and articles thereof 0 0.00 100-100.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 6,415,767 0.53 9,897,681-35.18
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 49,357 0.00 20,095145.62
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 14,268 0.00 14,1700.69
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 30,012,075 2.47 44,107,896-31.96
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 4,750,005 0.39 2,859,94766.09
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 652,984 0.05 11,6095,524.81
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 2,511,557 0.21 1,720,20746.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 500 0.00 731,719-99.93
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 7,232,394 0.60 10,973,320-34.09
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 27,639 0.00 335,317-91.76
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 1,227 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 1,437,270 0.12 887,50961.94
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 335,062 0.03 902,415-62.87
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 585 0.00 42039.29
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 5,799 0.00 2,291,999-99.75
SS Classified 31,895,165 2.63 32 821 798-2.82

Russia’s Imports from France

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

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 33.22% of Russia’s total imports from France (26.25% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 25.89% of Russia’s total imports from France (23.65% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 7.91% of Russia’s total imports from France (5.52% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.45% of Russia’s total imports from France (2.05% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.01% of Russia’s total imports from France (0.83% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $68,368,948;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $36,315,741;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $36,217,890;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $30,750,097;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $22,985,017;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $18,601,102;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $18,116,422;
  • Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed (HS code 23) - an increase of $10,273,999;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $9,806,789;
  • 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) - an increase of $9,297,716.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from France in the 3rd quarter of 2017 over the 3rd 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 $90,860,119.
Russia’s imports from France in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
01 Live animals 2,098,826 0.08 839,542150.00
02 Meat and edible meat offal 682,695 0.03 634,1297.66
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,824,219 0.28 4,371,36656.11
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 70,790 0.00 114,543-38.20
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 89,551 0.00 70,33827.32
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,715 0.00 174,648-99.02
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,108 0.00 1,293-14.31
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,099,300 0.04 702,69356.44
10 Cereals 761,440 0.03 1,088,862-30.07
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,403,490 0.06 1,136,97823.44
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 3,739,080 0.15 3,212,28416.40
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 4,593,985 0.19 4,752,217-3.33
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 4,681 0.00 23,348-79.95
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 843,503 0.03 715,75817.85
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 196,857 0.01 222,679-11.60
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,649,427 0.19 4,716,168-1.42
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 8,312,298 0.34 5,700,58145.81
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 4,474,288 0.18 3,343,06933.84
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 5,641,451 0.23 5,430,7203.88
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 11,724,860 0.47 11,883,348-1.33
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 99,296,980 4.01 68,546,88344.86
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 37,163,381 1.50 26,889,38238.21
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 2,364,244 0.10 2,243,7655.37
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,357,228 0.14 3,324,8350.97
26 Ores, slag and ash 514 0.00 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 10,135,804 0.41 7,388,49137.18
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 21,983,066 0.89 23,460,630-6.30
29 Organic chemicals 75,550,380 3.05 56,949,27832.66
30 Pharmaceutical products 239,992,961 9.69 221,876,5398.17
31 Fertilizers 54,609 0.00 141,101-61.30
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 13,500,585 0.54 12,813,7595.36
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 231,907,885 9.36 195,592,14418.57
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 29,783,735 1.20 20,486,01945.39
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 24,641,838 0.99 18,489,38033.28
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,113,731 0.04 498,709123.32
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 462,605 0.02 578,946-20.10
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 69,876,755 2.82 60,069,96616.33
39 Plastics and articles thereof 86,574,761 3.49 63,589,74436.15
40 Rubber and articles thereof 27,575,253 1.11 23,886,35215.44
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 30,020 0.00 1,1492,512.71
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 8,802,793 0.36 7,872,35011.82
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3,587,260 0.14 2,107,26370.23
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 3,054,457 0.12 1,896,28961.08
45 Cork and articles of cork 190,256 0.01 204,392-6.92
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 3,094 0.00 7,356-57.94
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 12,560-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 19,195,149 0.77 17,287,04711.04
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,498,032 0.10 2,715,040-7.99
50 Silk 3,224 0.00 5,554-41.95
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 554 0.00 150269.33
52 Cotton 214,253 0.01 235,293-8.94
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 27,557 0.00 1,9221,333.77
54 Man-made filaments 100,722 0.00 279,900-64.02
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,309,905 0.05 367,880256.07
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,165,412 0.05 1,378,491-15.46
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 669,603 0.03 812,177-17.55
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 130,912 0.01 164,427-20.38
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 762,809 0.03 450,07169.49
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 138,898 0.01 175,543-20.88
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 3,869,079 0.16 772,425400.90
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7,056,876 0.28 5,324,90932.53
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 689,195 0.03 630,3249.34
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,377,953 0.06 1,830,138-24.71
65 Headgear and parts thereof 271,381 0.01 118,288129.42
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 61,139 0.00 75,786-19.33
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 32,895 0.00 22,74844.61
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 3,872,313 0.16 2,694,00443.74
69 Ceramic products 2,208,079 0.09 2,658,930-16.96
70 Glass and glassware 14,165,259 0.57 14,897,637-4.92
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 2,896,219 0.12 4,439,159-34.76
72 Iron and steel 11,509,677 0.46 11,469,5010.35
73 Articles of iron or steel 26,057,238 1.05 22,807,70014.25
74 Copper and articles thereof 3,111,726 0.13 2,098,96948.25
75 Nickel and articles thereof 3,694,041 0.15 785,024370.56
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 5,745,131 0.23 6,700,006-14.25
78 Lead and articles thereof 22 0.00 477-95.39
79 Zinc and articles thereof 143,384 0.01 77,69884.54
80 Tin and articles thereof 33,227 0.00 50,436-34.12
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,923,244 0.08 2,676,863-28.15
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 3,872,999 0.16 3,170,95522.14
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4,545,779 0.18 4,688,923-3.05
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 337,371,350 13.62 269,002,40225.42
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 146,058,157 5.90 236,918,276-38.35
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 1,538,236 0.06 169,502807.50
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 107,569,482 4.34 71,351,59250.76
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,447,316 0.06 315,787358.32
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 47,481,643 1.92 51,454,465-7.72
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 486,654 0.02 577,632-15.75
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 48,061 0.00 67,215-28.50
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 7,892,386 0.32 6,632,48119.00
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,417,093 0.10 504,447379.16
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,273,295 0.21 4,615,28514.26
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 49,875 0.00 17,507184.89
SS Classified 648,310,488 26.17 1 038 835 172-37.59

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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia