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

Russia’s Trade with France

In the 4th quarter of 2017, Russia’s trade with France totaled $4,599,679,458, up 22.47% ($843,892,663) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s exports to France in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $1,638,438,903, up 20.01% ($273,240,946) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s imports from France in the 4th quarter of 2017 totaled $2,961,240,555, up 23.87% ($570,651,717) from the 4th quarter of 2016.

Russia’s trade deficit with France in the 4th quarter of 2017 was $1,322,801,652, a 29.00% increase ($297,410,771) over the 4th quarter of 2016.

France was Russia’s 11th largest trading partner in the 4th quarter of 2017 (up from 12th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 2.7519% of Russia’s total trade (down from 2.7562% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

France was Russia’s 19th largest export market in the 4th quarter of 2017 (just as in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 1.5928% of Russia’s total exports (down from 1.6284% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

France was Russia’s 6th largest supplier in the 4th quarter of 2017 (down from 5th in the 4th quarter of 2016), accounting for 4.6068% of Russia’s total imports (up from 4.5594% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

Russia’s Exports to France

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

  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 81.12% of Russia’s total exports to France (81.00% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 4.17% of Russia’s total exports to France (5.25% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 3.85% of Russia’s total exports to France (3.30% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 3.73% of Russia’s total exports to France (4.91% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.54% of Russia’s total exports to France (1.66% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s exports to France in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $213,705,422;
  • Aluminum and articles thereof (HS code 76) - an increase of $25,417,347;
  • Ores, slag and ash (HS code 26) - an increase of $9,215,432;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $8,819,257;
  • Rubber and articles thereof (HS code 40) - an increase of $5,941,441.

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

  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - a decrease of $21,139,034;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - a decrease of $9,650,314;
  • Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder (HS code 12) - a decrease of $7,241,522;
  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - a decrease of $5,337,109.
Russia’s exports to France in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of exports
in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total export Value of exports
in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
01 Live animals 38,560 0.00 66,924-42.38
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 1,431,907 0.09 2,899,617-50.62
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 89,368 0.01 0
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 319,337 0.02 470,831-32.18
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 6,929 0.00 0
10 Cereals 0 0.00 985-100.00
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 0 0.00 12-100.00
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 145,440 0.01 7,386,962-98.03
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 485 0.00 2,045-76.28
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 0 0.00 1,620-100.00
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 0 0.00 232-100.00
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 0 0.00 399-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 0 0.00 153-100.00
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0 0.00 51,305-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 18,648 0.00 95,900-80.55
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 592,064 0.04 839,814-29.50
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 666,713 0.04 636,9564.67
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 535,876 0.03 0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 596,746 0.04 146,705306.77
26 Ores, slag and ash 13,871,371 0.85 4,655,939197.93
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 1,314,692,831 80.24 1,100,987,40919.41
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 17,887,039 1.09 18,168,670-1.55
29 Organic chemicals 12,954,861 0.79 4,135,604213.25
30 Pharmaceutical products 600 0.00 0
31 Fertilizers 18,647,116 1.14 15,890,35517.35
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 47,047 0.00 77,704-39.45
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 901,104 0.05 661,04336.32
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 898 0.00 98,432-99.09
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 0 0.00 50,479-100.00
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 0 0.00 7,278-100.00
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 1,402,183 0.09 726,27093.07
39 Plastics and articles thereof 1,211,821 0.07 1,160,6894.41
40 Rubber and articles thereof 9,976,182 0.61 4,034,741147.26
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 6 0.00 0
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1,521,671 0.09 1,705,843-10.80
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 443,499 0.03 369,87719.90
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 23,065,128 1.41 18,534,67224.44
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 927,864 0.06 189,962388.45
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 1,266,703 0.08 3,988,917-68.24
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 81,823 0.00 78,6494.04
55 Man-made staple fibers 0 0.00 1,885-100.00
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 23,720 0.00 0
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0 0.00 8-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 0 0.00 5,229-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 567,828 0.03 543,5654.46
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 978,842 0.06 950,2103.01
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 2,215,203 0.14 1,085,203104.13
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,158,582 0.07 987,04417.38
65 Headgear and parts thereof 6,285 0.00 2752,185.45
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 50 0.00 0
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 110,278 0.01 63,77772.91
69 Ceramic products 86,020 0.01 18,057376.38
70 Glass and glassware 2,245,745 0.14 6,112,468-63.26
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 298,479 0.02 486,586-38.66
72 Iron and steel 19,538,834 1.19 29,189,148-33.06
73 Articles of iron or steel 2,845,779 0.17 23,984,813-88.14
74 Copper and articles thereof 425,755 0.03 359,66418.38
75 Nickel and articles thereof 572,614 0.03 722,970-20.80
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 27,651,028 1.69 2,233,6811,137.91
78 Lead and articles thereof 60,839 0.00 0
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 9,858,720 0.60 10,465,983-5.80
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 74,379 0.00 24,677201.41
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 86,164 0.01 12,623582.60
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 50,786,833 3.10 56,123,942-9.51
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 6,013,615 0.37 4,320,20339.20
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 965,845 0.06 143,739571.94
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 1,907,102 0.12 1,409,69935.28
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 111,144 0.01 1,00011,014.40
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 8,612,840 0.53 9,650,144-10.75
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 84,851 0.01 41,586104.04
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 16,325 0.00 1,4461,028.98
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 2,260,838 0.14 1,167,27293.69
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 1,227,339 0.07 118,440936.25
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 14,981 0.00 10,88837.59
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 17,965 0.00 17,4003.25
SS Classified 74,272,261 4.53 26 821 339176.91

Russia’s Imports from France

The major share of Russian imports from France 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) - 33.05% of Russia’s total imports from France (34.14% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 26.76% of Russia’s total imports from France (27.75% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 8.11% of Russia’s total imports from France (8.62% in the 4th quarter of 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 2.95% of Russia’s total imports from France (2.29% in the 4th quarter of 2016).

The largest gains in Russia’s imports from France 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) - an increase of $101,285,347;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $89,117,886;
  • Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations (HS code 33) - an increase of $61,205,188;
  • Miscellaneous chemical products (HS code 38) - an increase of $33,725,673;
  • Organic chemicals (HS code 29) - an increase of $21,704,696;
  • Beverages, spirits and vinegar (HS code 22) - an increase of $21,510,055;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - an increase of $19,544,219;
  • Iron and steel (HS code 72) - an increase of $16,856,525;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $14,531,770;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $12,301,895;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $9,662,267.

The largest declines in Russia’s imports from France in the 4th quarter of 2017 over the 4th 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 $75,812,869.
Russia’s imports from France in the 4th quarter of 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value of imports in Q4 2017,
US dollars ($)
Percent share in total import Value of imports in Q4 2016,
US dollars ($)
Percent change
in Q4 2017
over Q4 2016
01 Live animals 1,441,292 0.05 979,31047.17
02 Meat and edible meat offal 172,252 0.01 939,222-81.66
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 131,564 0.00 56,806131.60
04 Dairy produce; birds eggs; natural honey; edible products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 6,777,040 0.23 4,107,32165.00
05 Products of animal origin, not elsewhere specified or included 77,411 0.00 60,56427.82
06 Live trees and other plants; bulbs, roots and the like; cut flowers and ornamental foliage 384,572 0.01 95,198303.97
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 150,448 0.01 158,329-4.98
08 Edible fruit and nuts; peel of citrus fruit or melons 1,042 0.00 1,290-19.22
09 Coffee, tea, maté and spices 916,426 0.03 718,59427.53
10 Cereals 6,966,429 0.24 7,672,754-9.21
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 1,260,869 0.04 1,292,655-2.46
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 11,925,787 0.40 13,336,096-10.58
13 Lac; gums, resins and other vegetable saps and extracts 3,921,082 0.13 5,416,462-27.61
14 Vegetable plaiting materials; vegetable products not elsewhere specified or included 28,923 0.00 10,796167.90
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 616,296 0.02 427,00444.33
16 Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs or other aquatic invertebrates 389,908 0.01 433,796-10.12
17 Sugars and sugar confectionery 4,960,013 0.17 4,284,70315.76
18 Cocoa and cocoa preparations 11,922,409 0.40 8,129,06746.66
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 5,860,721 0.20 4,881,81320.05
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 9,085,419 0.31 4,857,39087.04
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 10,327,266 0.35 9,912,3694.19
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 132,561,729 4.48 111,051,67419.37
23 Residues and waste from the food industries; prepared animal feed 29,376,882 0.99 24,994,59317.53
24 Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes 822,078 0.03 2,169,028-62.10
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 3,665,727 0.12 4,598,599-20.29
26 Ores, slag and ash 0 0.00 300-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 9,511,145 0.32 5,445,95974.65
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 54,580,506 1.84 59,189,057-7.79
29 Organic chemicals 82,159,216 2.77 60,454,52035.90
30 Pharmaceutical products 274,423,685 9.27 254,879,4667.67
31 Fertilizers 39,109 0.00 29,98730.42
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 14,367,725 0.49 11,322,97226.89
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 255,024,635 8.61 193,819,44731.58
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 33,549,348 1.13 26,984,18524.33
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 20,875,216 0.70 15,853,46331.68
36 Explosives; pyrotechnic products; matches; pyrophoric alloys; certain combustible preparations 1,258,478 0.04 1,400,311-10.13
37 Photographic or cinematographic goods 528,652 0.02 593,871-10.98
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 133,787,957 4.52 100,062,28433.70
39 Plastics and articles thereof 81,146,477 2.74 68,844,58217.87
40 Rubber and articles thereof 27,088,688 0.91 22,686,77719.40
41 Raw hides and skins (other than furskins) and leather 210,795 0.01 8,1312,492.49
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 10,085,643 0.34 9,497,8436.19
43 Furskins and artificial fur; manufactures thereof 3,063,931 0.10 2,232,33237.25
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 2,261,181 0.08 2,542,631-11.07
45 Cork and articles of cork 191,612 0.01 65,507192.51
46 Manufactures of straw, of esparto or of other plaiting materials; basketware and wickerwork 110,280 0.00 2,7473,914.56
47 Pulp of wood or of other fibrous cellulosic material; waste and scrap of paper or paperboard 0 0.00 3,672-100.00
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 19,304,638 0.65 15,919,71421.26
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 3,034,972 0.10 5,313,012-42.88
50 Silk 4,422 0.00 6,396-30.86
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 41,155 0.00 2,2921,695.59
52 Cotton 279,097 0.01 248,75512.20
53 Other vegetable textile fibers; paper yarn and woven fabric of paper yarn 7,414 0.00 11,259-34.15
54 Man-made filaments 644,733 0.02 260,695147.31
55 Man-made staple fibers 1,229,944 0.04 485,226153.48
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 1,458,506 0.05 1,178,04123.81
57 Carpets and other textile floor coverings 1,006,159 0.03 902,52611.48
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 368,184 0.01 351,5154.74
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 723,831 0.02 532,30935.98
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 385,564 0.01 242,53558.97
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 1,947,341 0.07 1,054,44884.68
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 7,602,334 0.26 4,586,34365.76
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 1,122,839 0.04 673,32966.76
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 1,242,990 0.04 815,10152.50
65 Headgear and parts thereof 295,787 0.01 163,49880.91
66 Umbrellas, sun umbrellas, walking sticks, seatsticks, whips, riding-crops and parts thereof 142,039 0.00 23,685499.70
67 Prepared feathers and down and articles made of feathers or of down; artificial flowers; articles of human hair 14,894 0.00 13,7478.34
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 4,115,366 0.14 2,338,31776.00
69 Ceramic products 3,242,126 0.11 2,690,00920.52
70 Glass and glassware 20,471,925 0.69 16,273,00625.80
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 5,182,793 0.18 7,398,035-29.94
72 Iron and steel 28,382,477 0.96 11,525,952146.25
73 Articles of iron or steel 30,502,395 1.03 20,840,12846.36
74 Copper and articles thereof 1,786,724 0.06 1,541,92215.88
75 Nickel and articles thereof 5,372,532 0.18 2,306,768132.90
76 Aluminum and articles thereof 7,712,237 0.26 8,082,574-4.58
78 Lead and articles thereof 409 0.00 410,125.00
79 Zinc and articles thereof 114,101 0.00 52,458117.51
80 Tin and articles thereof 61,457 0.00 31,19797.00
81 Other base metals; cermets; articles thereof 3,823,181 0.13 2,436,25356.93
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 4,736,175 0.16 3,890,25321.74
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 4,981,429 0.17 3,928,00426.82
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 362,924,242 12.26 261,638,89538.71
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 186,655,983 6.30 262,468,852-28.88
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 240,203 0.01 554,550-56.69
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 161,443,162 5.45 72,325,276123.22
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 402,664 0.01 97,738311.98
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 80,909,229 2.73 66,377,45921.89
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 651,502 0.02 343,57889.62
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 157,855 0.01 42,220273.89
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 10,490,962 0.35 6,999,68349.88
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 2,223,829 0.08 1,088,765104.25
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 5,680,718 0.19 5,103,11211.32
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 154,393 0.01 5,0802,939.23
SS Classified 739,955,779 24.99 550 918 84734.31
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Source: Federal Customs Service of Russia