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

Russia’s Trade with Iraq

In the 3rd quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Iraq was $67,488,413, down 44.62% ($54,374,390) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Iraq in the 3rd quarter of 2017 were $67,454,005, down 44.65% ($54,408,798) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Iraq in the 3rd quarter of 2017 totaled $34,408, up ∞% ($34,408) from the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Iraq in the 3rd quarter of 2017 was $67,419,597, a 44.68% decrease ($54,443,206) over the 3rd quarter of 2016.

Iraq was Russia’s 77th largest trading partner in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 91st in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0462% of Russia’s total trade (down from 0.1000% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Iraq was Russia’s 66th largest export market in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 77th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0790% of Russia’s total exports (down from 0.1694% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Iraq was Russia’s 177th largest supplier in the 3rd quarter of 2017 (up from 205th in the 3rd quarter of 2016), accounting for 0.0001% of Russia’s total imports (up from 0.0000% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Iraq

The major share of Russian exports to Iraq 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) - 9.61% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (4.20% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 8.12% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (7.19% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.67% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (10.64% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 5.23% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (0.90% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 1.48% of Russia’s total exports to Iraq (1.51% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Iraq 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 $2,232,875;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $1,363,985;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $229,608.

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

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $9,282,090;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - a decrease of $2,930,728;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $841,808;
  • Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard (HS code 48) - a decrease of $350,688;
  • Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes (HS code 24) - a decrease of $227,618.
Russia’s exports to Iraq in the 3rd quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q3 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q3 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q3 2017
over Q3 2016
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 93,642 0.14 0
10 Cereals 147,282 0.22 129,38513.83
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 6,000-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 27,379-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 1,679,526 2.49 315,541432.27
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 199,024 0.30 118,12168.49
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 193,758 0.29 121,77459.11
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 4,168,818 6.18 4,396,436-5.18
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 999,967 1.48 1,841,775-45.71
29 Organic chemicals 13,464 0.02 0
30 Pharmaceutical products 135,000 0.20 0
31 Fertilizers 0 0.00 69,339-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 31,770 0.05 21814,473.39
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 0 0.00 44,396-100.00
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 0 0.00 28,579-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 432 0.00 0
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 143-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 102,410 0.15 15,082579.02
39 Plastics and articles thereof 284,220 0.42 54,612420.44
40 Rubber and articles thereof 65,883 0.10 4,4701,373.89
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 0 0.00 180-100.00
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 5,408,596 8.02 8,339,324-35.14
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 69,564 0.10 420,252-83.45
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 0 0.00 422-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 100 0.00 20,913-99.52
70 Glass and glassware 404 0.00 8,104-95.01
72 Iron and steel 3,664,588 5.43 12,946,678-71.69
73 Articles of iron or steel 136,284 0.20 18,838623.45
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 3,901-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7,190 0.01 0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 10,728 0.02 0
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 3,267 0.00 2831,054.42
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,454,342 3.64 221,4671,008.22
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 890,664 1.32 788,04813.02
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 25,149 0.04 28,803-12.69
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 156,132 0.23 52,879195.26
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 1,001 0.00 9,289-89.22
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 20,800 0.03 5736,391.23
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0 0.00 12,115-100.00
SS Classified 46,490,000 68.92 91 818 000-49.37

Russia’s Imports from Iraq

The major share of Russian imports from Iraq 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) - 81.41% of Russia’s total imports from Iraq (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 17.77% of Russia’s total imports from Iraq (0.00% in the 3rd quarter of 2016).

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

  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $28,013;
  • Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons (HS code 08) - an increase of $6,113;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $282.

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

  • No product groups with a substantial decrease.
Russia’s imports from Iraq 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
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 6,113 17.77 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 28,013 81.41 0
39 Plastics and articles thereof 282 0.82 0

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