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Russian trade in goods with Belgium in Q4 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 Belgium in the fourth quarter of 2017: exports, imports, products, dynamics.

Russia’s Trade with Belgium

In the 4th quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with Belgium totaled $2,383,978,986, up 16.10% ($330,520,071) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to Belgium in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $1,681,119,017, up 20.41% ($284,961,934) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from Belgium in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $702,859,969, up 6.93% ($45,558,137) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade surplus with Belgium in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $978,259,048, a 32.40% increase ($239,403,797) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

Belgium was Russia’s 18th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 17th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 1.4263% of Russia’s total trade (down from 1.5069% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Belgium was Russia’s 18th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 17th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 1.6343% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.6653% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Belgium was Russia’s 22nd largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 20th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 1.0934% of Russia’s total imports (down from 1.2536% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to Belgium

The major share of Russian exports to Belgium in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 38.96% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (42.21% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 33.37% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (33.54% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 16.50% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (14.55% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 5.22% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (4.97% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 2.26% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (1.74% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 1.75% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (0.87% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.45% of Russia’s total exports to Belgium (1.55% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to Belgium in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $85,318,003;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - an increase of $74,200,865;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - an increase of $65,526,822;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $17,845,084;
  • Fertilizers (HS code 31) - an increase of $14,975,738;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - an increase of $13,049,966;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $10,673,632;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - an increase of $7,846,865;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $5,714,420;
  • Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal (HS code 44) - an increase of $5,452,015.

The largest declines in Russia’s exports to Belgium in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Copper and articles thereof (HS code 74) - a decrease of $10,047,979;
  • Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes (HS code 28) - a decrease of $5,840,736.
Russia’s exports to Belgium in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 667,096 0.04 1,284,046-48.05
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 183,140 0.01 39,912358.86
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 1,150,198 0.07 24,4864,597.37
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 21,665 0.00 0
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 0 0.00 87,145-100.00
10 Cereals 1,518,230 0.09 1,686,287-9.97
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 84,887 0.01 46,60182.16
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 32,961,916 1.96 19,911,95065.54
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 52,008 0.00 0
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 441,663 0.03 552,902-20.12
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 471,669 0.03 168,946179.18
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 63,360 0.00 0
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 75,534 0.00 109,570-31.06
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 342,419 0.02 427,997-19.99
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 32,777,342 1.95 24,930,47731.47
26 Ores, slag and ash 28,482,791 1.69 17,809,15959.93
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 499,770,676 29.73 425,569,81117.44
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 26,317,785 1.57 32,158,521-18.16
29 Organic chemicals 7,350,933 0.44 6,396,53414.92
30 Pharmaceutical products 736,310 0.04 0
31 Fertilizers 21,560,229 1.28 6,584,491227.44
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 6,497 0.00 27,525-76.40
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 250,191 0.01 414,612-39.66
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 215,625 0.01 1,063,859-79.73
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 7,091 0.00 413,756-98.29
39 Plastics and articles thereof 13,801,858 0.82 10,482,51431.67
40 Rubber and articles thereof 17,559,656 1.04 11,845,23648.24
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 534 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,438 0.00 915,877.78
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 17,632,496 1.05 12,180,48144.76
45 Cork and articles of cork 14 0.00 40-65.00
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 2,124,790 0.13 1,566,76035.62
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 4,596,279 0.27 7,913,140-41.92
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 7,969 0.00 1,380477.46
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 275,919 0.02 1,00027,491.90
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 0 0.00 22-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 25 0.00 285-91.23
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 6,970 0.00 0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 589 0.00 30593.11
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,559 0.00 15,329-83.31
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,812 0.00 0
65 Headgear and parts thereof 48 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 561,221 0.03 146,080284.19
69 Ceramic products 128,513 0.01 20,251534.60
70 Glass and glassware 6,842,048 0.41 7,632,042-10.35
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 654,892,691 38.96 589,365,86911.12
72 Iron and steel 262,488,913 15.61 177,170,91048.16
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,163,662 0.13 469,658360.69
74 Copper and articles thereof 11,362,389 0.68 21,410,368-46.93
75 Nickel and articles thereof 0 0.00 3,640,708-100.00
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 469,894 0.03 48,739864.10
78 Lead and articles thereof 819,389 0.05 166,346392.58
79 Zinc and articles thereof 141 0.00 1,053-86.61
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 138 0.00 147,220-99.91
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 12,407 0.00 11,7345.74
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 21,665 0.00 31,259-30.69
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 24,241,991 1.44 6,396,907278.96
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 1,151,870 0.07 593,44494.10
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 53,064 0.00 5,236913.45
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 3,553,565 0.21 4,576,273-22.35
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 445,195 0.03 512,426-13.12
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2,410 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 359,034 0.02 94,799278.73
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 17,724 0.00 0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 7,882 0.00 6731,071.17

Russia’s Imports from Belgium

The major share of Russian imports from Belgium in the 4th quarter of 2017 (and in the 4th quarter of 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 44.98% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (37.55% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 28.80% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (38.27% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.92% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (8.16% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 5.36% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (4.03% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 4.00% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (2.96% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 3.89% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (3.81% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.62% of Russia’s total imports from Belgium (1.38% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from Belgium in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th quarter of 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $17,156,298;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $13,658,806;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $13,416,852;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $8,876,812;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $7,513,669;
  • Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics (HS code 32) - an increase of $6,323,675;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $6,229,257;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $3,890,511;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $3,263,522;
  • 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 $3,179,657;
  • Cocoa and cocoa preparations (HS code 18) - an increase of $2,736,678;
  • Carpets and other textile floor coverings (HS code 57) - an increase of $2,594,063.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from Belgium in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $47,389,689;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - a decrease of $5,326,393;
  • Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials (HS code 68) - a decrease of $4,556,928;
  • Glass and glassware (HS code 70) - a decrease of $3,519,535.
Russia’s imports from Belgium in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
01 Live animals 257,975 0.04 693,571-62.80
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 99,513 0.01 221,554-55.08
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 27,498 0.00 5,161432.80
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 338,760 0.05 489,197-30.75
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 0 0.00 31,758-100.00
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 6,506 0.00 5,45419.29
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 1,122,936 0.16 1,254,146-10.46
10 Cereals 887 0.00 124615.32
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,454,778 0.21 1,328,7039.49
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 7,206,080 1.03 6,249,20115.31
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 136,400 0.02 208,951-34.72
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 187 0.00 10185.15
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 4,773,307 0.68 5,360,060-10.95
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 825,824 0.12 595,69338.63
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 3,133,938 0.45 3,260,950-3.89
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 13,708,769 1.95 10,972,09124.94
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 6,010,525 0.86 5,382,82111.66
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 3,182,663 0.45 2,802,57913.56
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 3,328,684 0.47 2,679,90324.21
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 8,500,733 1.21 5,237,21162.31
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 8,260,344 1.18 6,648,88624.24
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 316,173 0.04 184,57371.30
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 165,720 0.02 327,449-49.39
26 Ores, slag and ash 4,421,432 0.63 530,921732.79
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 22,758,874 3.24 24,164,889-5.82
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 4,159,769 0.59 2,324,17278.98
29 Organic chemicals 50,651,607 7.21 33,495,30951.22
30 Pharmaceutical products 60,306,202 8.58 46,889,35028.61
31 Fertilizers 995,845 0.14 412,674141.32
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 22,469,779 3.20 16,146,10439.17
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 22,326,158 3.18 16,096,90138.70
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 24,769,586 3.52 25,206,652-1.73
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 5,486,889 0.78 4,729,82916.01
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 0 0.00 36-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 8,491,093 1.21 7,511,19313.05
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 34,323,091 4.88 26,809,42228.03
39 Plastics and articles thereof 76,001,631 10.81 62,342,82521.91
40 Rubber and articles thereof 6,159,085 0.88 4,822,45027.72
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 7,663 0.00 4,25879.97
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 164,938 0.02 173,466-4.92
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 1,834 0.00 2,086-12.08
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 4,372,773 0.62 3,758,88216.33
45 Cork and articles of cork 3 0.00 2,789-99.89
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 374 0.00 78379.49
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 3,355 0.00 0
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 5,176,809 0.74 4,045,92027.95
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,855,330 0.26 1,232,11950.58
50 Silk 1,866 0.00 4,497-58.51
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 20,449 0.00 16,16926.47
52 Cotton 66,698 0.01 101,799-34.48
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 116,613 0.02 77,67350.13
54 Man-made filaments 2,362,263 0.34 1,110,737112.68
55 Man-made staple fibers 778,076 0.11 569,40636.65
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 2,126,378 0.30 1,899,93111.92
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 9,834,365 1.40 7,240,30235.83
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 182,939 0.03 145,09326.08
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 3,110,694 0.44 2,226,61239.71
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 1,811,931 0.26 392,631361.48
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 87,443 0.01 19,219354.98
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 208,633 0.03 147,77141.19
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 7,432,761 1.06 5,477,23335.70
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 2,165 0.00 867149.71
65 Headgear and parts thereof 3,103 0.00 1,205157.51
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 756 0.00 4,104-81.58
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 2,132 0.00 5,287-59.67
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 2,234,675 0.32 6,791,603-67.10
69 Ceramic products 1,363,029 0.19 1,241,1689.82
70 Glass and glassware 3,851,762 0.55 7,371,297-47.75
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 1,620,764 0.23 284,188470.31
72 Iron and steel 25,070,873 3.57 16,194,06154.82
73 Articles of iron or steel 7,608,748 1.08 6,052,95625.70
74 Copper and articles thereof 332,958 0.05 1,022,530-67.44
75 Nickel and articles thereof 268,178 0.04 141,26189.85
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 1,356,603 0.19 1,168,49116.10
79 Zinc and articles thereof 243,036 0.03 123,48296.82
80 Tin and articles thereof 70,130 0.01 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 1,399,073 0.20 171,305716.71
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 463,611 0.07 423,6649.43
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 850,375 0.12 1,217,766-30.17
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 141,787,169 20.17 189,176,858-25.05
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 23,067,815 3.28 19,888,15815.99
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 92,635 0.01 284,895-67.48
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 32,707,050 4.65 38,033,443-14.00
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 15,682 0.00 0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 4,780,135 0.68 4,142,90815.38
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 41,217 0.01 21419,160.28
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 147 0.00 171-14.04
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 836,249 0.12 810,4643.18
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,249,859 0.18 1,221,0012.36
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,619,419 0.80 7,445,109-24.52
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 11,305 0.00 10,27210.06
SS Classified 5,887 0.00 1 569275.21

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