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

Russia’s Trade with Iran

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Iran was $429,751,103, down 38.90% ($273,585,035) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Iran in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $389,146,411, down 42.16% ($283,623,432) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Iran in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $40,604,692, up 32.84% ($10,038,397) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Iran in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $348,541,719, a 45.73% decrease ($293,661,829) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Iran was Russia’s 54th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 48th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.2940% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.5769% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Iran was Russia’s 48th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (down from 39th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.4559% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.9351% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Iran was Russia’s 56th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 61st in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0668% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0612% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Iran

The major share of Russian exports to Iran 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) - 41.57% of Russia’s total exports to Iran (10.26% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 27.05% of Russia’s total exports to Iran (15.59% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 17.69% of Russia’s total exports to Iran (44.10% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 9.14% of Russia’s total exports to Iran (6.44% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.24% of Russia’s total exports to Iran (1.17% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.90% of Russia’s total exports to Iran (0.10% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $63,890,725;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $32,188,505;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $4,696,543;
  • Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard (HS code 47) - an increase of $3,488,765;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $3,050,065;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $1,999,495;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $1,916,280;
  • Ships, boats and floating structures (HS code 89) - an increase of $1,841,901.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Iran 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 $201,421,792;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $21,025,346;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - a decrease of $11,906,478;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5,686,347;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $5,190,027;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $2,430,880;
  • 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 (HS code 86) - a decrease of $1,728,568.
Russia’s exports to Iran in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
01 Live animals 839 0.00 0
02 Meat and edible meat offal 558,318 0.14 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 944,247 0.24 359,023163.00
10 Cereals 122,430,801 31.46 58,540,076109.14
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 58,750-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 2,438,151 0.63 7,628,178-68.04
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 33,505,331 8.61 1,316,8262,444.40
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 46,173 0.01 0
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 28,718 0.01 136,973-79.03
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 0 0.00 39,003-100.00
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 53,333 0.01 0
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 1,441,428 0.37 670,873114.86
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 312,057 0.08 273,97813.90
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,287 0.00 1501,424.67
26 Ores, slag and ash 4,696,543 1.21 0
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,690,936 0.69 691,441289.18
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2,162,727 0.56 2,949,068-26.66
29 Organic chemicals 652,522 0.17 994,240-34.37
30 Pharmaceutical products 2,766,558 0.71 850,278225.37
31 Fertilizers 10,859 0.00 30,250-64.10
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 811,083 0.21 994,724-18.46
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 15,258-100.00
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 151,936 0.04 3,4184,345.17
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 2,387 0.00 2,501-4.56
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 70 0.00 0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 182,058 0.05 298,629-39.04
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,615,359 0.42 1,258,56228.35
40 Rubber and articles thereof 344,340 0.09 476,471-27.73
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 630-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 25,375,268 6.52 22,325,20313.66
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 6,309,586 1.62 2,820,821123.68
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 3,861,887 0.99 6,292,767-38.63
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 2,108 0.00 11,908,586-99.98
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 16 0.00 0
54 Man-made filaments 708,032 0.18 750,333-5.64
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 260,033 0.07 47,136451.67
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 1,009-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 357 0.00 52,636-99.32
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 10,365 0.00 0
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 223-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 52 0.00 650-92.00
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 14,781 0.00 51,423-71.26
70 Glass and glassware 838 0.00 710,173-99.88
72 Iron and steel 103,973,531 26.72 103,789,1870.18
73 Articles of iron or steel 1,131,733 0.29 661,96070.97
74 Copper and articles thereof 19,974 0.01 37,341-46.51
75 Nickel and articles thereof 52,012 0.01 0
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 54,885 0.01 326,500-83.19
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 20,597 0.01 26,219-21.44
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 0 0.00 41,556-100.00
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 3,223,655 0.83 8,910,002-63.82
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 35,007,630 9.00 236,429,422-85.19
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 660,645 0.17 2,389,213-72.35
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 27,227,913 7.00 48,253,259-43.57
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 1,841,901 0.47 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 859,764 0.22 737,48416.58
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0 0.00 362-100.00
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 24,787 0.01 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 482-100.00
SS Classified 655,000 0.17 148 616 596-99.56

Russia’s Imports from Iran

The major share of Russian imports from Iran 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) - 52.94% of Russia’s total imports from Iran (68.58% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 24.53% of Russia’s total imports from Iran (16.02% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 11.99% of Russia’s total imports from Iran (8.10% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.25% of Russia’s total imports from Iran (2.56% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.38% of Russia’s total imports from Iran (2.13% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Iran 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 $4,986,155;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $2,210,105;
  • Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included (HS code 04) - an increase of $2,182,034;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $778,574;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $724,243;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - an increase of $674,057;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $524,414;
  • Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares (HS code 19) - an increase of $338,454;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $285,437;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $209,443;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $181,688;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - an increase of $159,801.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Iran 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) - a decrease of $2,364,460;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - a decrease of $467,363;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - a decrease of $282,011;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - a decrease of $194,518;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $144,503.
Russia’s imports from Iran in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 862,487 2.12 138,244523.89
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 2,529,644 6.23 347,610627.72
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 44,278 0.11 5,065774.20
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,076,956 2.65 1,111,433-3.10
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 13,088,877 32.23 15,453,337-15.30
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 158,511 0.39 148,4046.81
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 60,901 0.15 6,080901.66
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 39,955 0.10 85,935-53.51
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 129,196 0.32 82,80256.03
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 26,393 0.06 24,5747.40
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 76,585 0.19 20,552272.64
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 359,812 0.89 21,3581,584.67
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 2,203,229 5.43 2,485,240-11.35
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 753,885 1.86 801,808-5.98
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 86,643 0.21 231,146-62.52
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 2,332,644 5.74 2,150,9568.45
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 1,030-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 2,535,059 6.24 324,954680.13
29 Organic chemicals 996,656 2.45 1,464,019-31.92
30 Pharmaceutical products 4,986,155 12.28 0
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 0 0.00 35-100.00
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 8,274 0.02 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 3,287 0.01 0
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 15,105 0.04 10,09849.58
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,940,806 9.71 3,416,39215.35
40 Rubber and articles thereof 8,071 0.02 5,60244.07
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 4,642 0.01 0
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 166 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 783 0.00 571,273.68
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 4,179 0.01 1,660151.75
54 Man-made filaments 78,811 0.19 118,231-33.34
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0 0.00 269-100.00
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 69,669 0.17 264,187-73.63
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 195-100.00
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 5,142 0.01 5,615-8.42
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 143 0.00 0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 406,563 1.00 246,76264.76
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 0 0.00 15,607-100.00
65 Headgear and parts thereof 174 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 808,632 1.99 134,575500.88
69 Ceramic products 279,622 0.69 200,13739.72
70 Glass and glassware 425,187 1.05 333,90027.34
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 75 0.00 0
73 Articles of iron or steel 323,710 0.80 38,273745.79
74 Copper and articles thereof 64,860 0.16 40315,994.29
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 453 0.00 38517.66
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3 0.00 32-90.63
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 1,033,509 2.55 254,935305.40
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 60,546 0.15 8,987573.71
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 350,167 0.86 444,978-21.31
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 283,353 0.70 73,910283.38
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 10 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 939 0.00 41,330-97.73
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 63,386 0.16 19,575223.81
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 16,559 0.04 24,111-31.32
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 0 0.00 1,507-100.00

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